Molecular Pac-Men and Tacos: Layered Cu(II) cages from ligands with high binding site concentrations

McDonald, C. and Williams, D.W. and Comar, P. and Coles, S.J and Keene, T.D. and Pitak, M.B. and Brechin, E.K. and Jones, L.F. (2015) Molecular Pac-Men and Tacos: Layered Cu(II) cages from ligands with high binding site concentrations. Dalton Transactions, 44 (29). pp. 13359-13368. DOI: 10.1039/C5DT01463H

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The in-situ formation and subsequent Cu(II) ligation of the polydentate pro-ligands o-[(E)-(2-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)methylideneamino]benzohydroxamic acid (L1H3), o-[(E)-(2-hydroxy-3-methoxy-5-bromophenyl)methylideneamino]benzohydroxamic acid (L2H3) and o-[(E)-(2-hydroxyphenyl)methylideneamino]benzohydroxamic acid (L3H3), leads to the self-assembly of the cages [Cu(II)10(L1)4(2-aph)2(H2O)2](ClO4)4�5MeOH�H2O (1), [Cu(II)14(L1)8(MeOH)2.5(H2O)7.5](NO3)4�3MeOH�7H2O (2), [Cu(II)14(L2)8(MeOH)6(H2O)8](NO3)4�2MeOH�6H2O (3), [Cu(II)14(L3)8(MeOH)6(H2O)2](NO3)4�6MeOH�10H2O (4) and [Cu(II)30O(OH)4(OMe)2(L1)16(MeOH)4(H2O)2](ClO4)4�2MeOH�27H2O (5). Each member comprises a highly unusual topology derived from off-set, stacked, near planar layers of polynuclear subunits connected through long Cu(II)-O contacts. The exact topology observed is dependent on the specific reaction conditions and methodologies employed. Dc magnetic susceptibility studies on 1, 2, 4 and 5 reveals strong antiferromagnetic exchange between the Cu(II) centres in all siblings. We also present the 1D coordination polymer {[Cu(II)(L4)]·H2O}n (6) comprising the pseudo macrocyclic ligand [[2-[(E)-(2-hydroxy-3-methoxy-phenyl)methyleneamino]benzoyl]amino]ethanimidate (L4H2), which is formed upon the incorporation of an MeCN unit at the hydroxamate group of precursor ligand L1H3.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Physical and Applied Sciences > School of Chemistry
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2015 02:35
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2016 03:11
ISSN: 1477-9234
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/4683
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1039/C5DT01463H
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
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