A Schiff base expanded porphyrin macrocycle that acts as a versatile binucleating ligand for late first-row transition metals

Jonathan L. Sessler, Elisa Tomat, Tarak D. Mody, Vincent M. Lynch, Jacqueline M. Veauthier, Utkir Mirsaidov, John T. Markert

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The coordination chemistry of the Schiff base polypyrrolic octaaza macrocycle 1 toward late first-row transition metals was investigated. Binuclear complexes with the divalent cations Ni(II), Cu(II), and Zn(II) and with the monovalent cation Cu(I) were prepared and characterized. Air oxidation of the Cu(I) ions in the latter complex to their divalent oxidation state resulted in a change in the coordination mode relative to the macrocycle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2125-2127
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 7 2005
Externally publishedYes


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  • Inorganic Chemistry

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