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One-pot synthesis, characterisation and kinetic stability of novel side-bridged pentaazamacrocyclic copper(ii) complexes

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Abstract

Single-step synthetic protocols are reported for novel macrocyclic copper(II) complexes incorporating a piperazine unit in the ligand backbone. Synchrotron X-ray structure determination confirmed the copper(II) coordination geometry in the solid state as distorted square pyramidal with chloride occupying the axial position above the N4 ligand plane. DFT calculations, electrochemical studies and UV/vis investigations in biological media all confirmed that compounds in this class have high stability, and compare well in both thermodynamic and kinetic terms with the ubiquitous Cu(II) cyclam compounds, and are therefore of relevance for future use as synthetic scaffolds for the binding, transport and tracing of copper ions in vitro.

Graphical abstract: One-pot synthesis, characterisation and kinetic stability of novel side-bridged pentaazamacrocyclic copper(ii) complexes

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The article was received on 10 Dec 2013, accepted on 18 Feb 2014 and first published on 06 Mar 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47450J
RSC Adv., 2014,4, 12964-12970

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    One-pot synthesis, characterisation and kinetic stability of novel side-bridged pentaazamacrocyclic copper(II) complexes

    H. M. Betts, S. I. Pascu, A. Buchard, P. D. Bonnitcha and J. R. Dilworth, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 12964
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47450J

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