Acid-functionalized dissymmetric salen ligands and their manganese(III) complexes

You Moon Jeon, Jungseok Heo, Chad A. Mirkin*

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Acid-functionalized symmetric and dissymmetric salen-type ligands were synthesized via a novel self-protection step in a quantitative yield. This synthetic method allows one to quickly prepare salen-based dissymmetric chiral compounds with tailorable coordinating properties. Therefore, this approach provides a blueprint for synthesizing and evaluating a new class of acid-functionalized salen ligands that can be used as chiral building blocks for a wide range of catalysts and coordination polymers with chemically tailorable properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2591-2595
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Apr 2 2007


  • Catalyst
  • Coordination
  • Dissymmetric
  • MOF
  • Metal-organic-framework
  • Salen
  • Self-protection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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