Binuclear fluoro-bridged zinc and cadmium complexes of a Schiff base expanded porphyrin: Fluoride abstraction from the tetrafluoroborate anion

Elisa Tomat, Luciano Cuesta, Vincent M. Lynch, Jonathan L. Sessler

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Reactions of the Schiff base oligopyrrolic octaazamacrocycle 1 with BF 4- salts of divalent zinc and cadmium result in fluoride anion abstraction and the formation of difluoride-bridged metal complexes. X-ray diffraction analyses provide support for the notion that hydrogen-bonding interactions, involving the N-H groups of the macrocycle and the coordinated fluoride ions, play an important role in stabilizing these new complexes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6224-6226
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Aug 6 2007
Externally publishedYes


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  • Inorganic Chemistry

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