Synthesis and complexation of tetrathiafulvalene derivatives functionalised with [15]aneS(5) thioether crowns

N Robertson, S Vukojevic, X M Liu, L J Yellowlees, S Parsons

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Two new tetrathiafulvalene (TTF)-based molecules functionalised with [15]aneS(5) groups have been prepared by phosphite mediated coupling reactions. The [15]aneS(5)-thione precursor has been characterised by X-ray crystallography. Cyclic voltammetry, spectroelectrochemistry and EPR studies of one of these TTF compounds with and without guest copper(II) ions have revealed binding of Cu-II and temperature dependent intramolecular electron transfer to give Cu-I and TTF+.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3913-3917
Number of pages5
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • copper
  • crown ether
  • crystal structure
  • macrocycle
  • tetrathiafulvalene
  • thioether

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