Stepwise formation of heterobimetallic macrocycles synthesized via the weak-link approach

Adam H. Eisenberg, Maxim V. Ovchinnikov, Chad A. Mirkin*

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A new dissymmetric bis-hemilabile ligand with strong binding phosphorus moieties, weak binding thioether moieties, and weaker binding ether moieties has been synthesized to construct heterobimetallic Rh(I)- and Pd(II)-containing macrocycles. The metals are placed in either the phosphorus/thioether or the phosphorus/ether coordination pocket of the dissymmetric ligand by taking advantage of the stepwise synthetic control offered by the weak-link approach. The weak bonds of these isomeric intermediates are systematically broken through ligand substitution reactions to cleanly and selectively generate a variety of open, macrocyclic architectures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2836-2837
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number10
StatePublished - Mar 12 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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