Exploratory studies into 3d/4f cluster formation with fully bridge-substituted calix[4]arenes

Angela Fong, Laura J. Mccormick, Simon J. Teat, Euan K. Brechin, Scott J. Dalgarno

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Calix[4]arenes are extremely versatile ligands that are capable of supporting the formation of a wide variety of polymetallic clusters of paramagnetic metal ions. One can exert influence over cluster formation through alteration of the calix[4]arene framework and subsequent ‘expansion’ of the lower-rim polyphenolic binding site. The present contribution investigates cluster formation with calix[4]arenes substituted at all four methylene bridge positions with furan moieties. Two known cluster types have been isolated with this ligand, the structures of which lend insight into factors that may ultimately preclude the formation of mixed-metal species.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
JournalSupramolecular Chemistry
Early online date1 Feb 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Feb 2018


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