Preparation, characterisation and complexation of a redox-active, soft-donor macrocycle

H J Hartigan, G Seeber, A R Mount, L J Yellowlees, N Robertson

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Abstract

Two new redox-active macrocycles 2 and 3 have been prepared based on an 18-membered S4N2-donor ring conjugated to one or two CpCo(dithiolene) redox/chromophore units respectively. Cyclic voltammetry for 2 showed one reversible reduction process at -0.29 V and EPR spectroscopy of the reduced form indicated a significant degree of delocalisation of the unpaired electron. The compound 2 showed an intense low-energy absorption at 675 nm (in CH2Cl2) that was shown to shift to higher energy during electrochemical reduction. Interaction of 2 with guest Ag(I) ions was followed by monitoring changes in the electrochemical and spectroscopic behaviour with sequential additions of the guest metal ion and by electrochemistry at a silver electrode. UV/Vis spectroscopic results indicated a strong interaction of Ag(I) with 2 involving large changes in the electronic nature of the macrocycle chromophore. Cyclic voltammetry also indicated interaction between 2 and Ag(I) and suggested the involvement of a film containing 2 on the electrode surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-103
Number of pages6
JournalNew journal of chemistry
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • TETRATHIAFULVALENE DERIVATIVES
  • ORGANOMETALLIC ELECTROCHEMISTRY
  • PALLADIUM(II) COMPLEXES
  • DITHIOLENE COMPLEXES
  • CRYSTAL-STRUCTURES
  • TRANSITION SERIES
  • METAL
  • COPPER(I)
  • SILVER(I)
  • LIGANDS

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