Chemical origami: Formation of flexible 52-membered tetranuclear metallacycles via a molecular square formed from a hemilabile ligand

Xiaogang Liu, Charlotte L. Stern, Chad A. Mirkin*

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Abstract

Formation of flexible 52-membered tetranuclear metallacycles via a molecular square formed from a hemilabile ligand was studied. A tetranuclear rhodium complex was synthesized by reaction of N,N′-dimethyl-N,N′-bis-[2-(diphenylphosphino)ethyl]-1,4-phenyle nediamine with a Rh(I) source. Results showed that the complex can be reacted with small molecules that selectively break the N-Rh links to afford flexible, 52-membered tetranuclear macrocycles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1017-1019
Number of pages3
JournalOrganometallics
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 18 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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