"Twisted'' scorpionates: synthesis of a tris(2-pyridonyl)borate (Thp) ligand; lessons in the requirements for successful B(L2D)(3) type ligands

Philip J. Bailey, Nicola L. Bell, Lim Li Gim, [No Value] Tai Yucheng, Nicholas Funnell, Fraser White, Simon Parsons

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The synthesis of a new charge-neutral zwitterionic tripodal borate ligand based on 2-hydroxypyridine is reported. (Dimethylaminopyridinium)tris(2-pyridonyl)borate, (DMAP)Thp, has been complexed to copper(I) chloride to give a pseudo-C-3 symmetric complex. The propensity for this ligand and other flexible scorpionates to exhibit such helical chirality upon complexation is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11659-11661
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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