Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 2, 2005
Previous Article Next Article

Dinuclear zinc(II) dithiocarbamate macrocycles: ditopic receptors for a variety of guest molecules

Author affiliations

Abstract

The synthesis of a series of dinuclear zinc(II) dithiocarbamate (dtc) macrocyclic receptors containing aryl spacer groups of different sizes is reported. As evidenced from 1H NMR titration investigations, these receptors have the ability to bind various neutral and anionic bidentate guests species, including 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABCO), isonicotinate and terephthalate in a cooperative 1 : 1 intramolecular inclusion complex. Stability constant determinations reveal a correlation between the strength of complexation and complementary receptor cavity : guest molecule size. In particular, the X-ray structure of a 1 : 1 host–guest complex between a dinuclear zinc(II) dtc receptor and DABCO illustrates the cooperative nature in which the dinuclear receptor associates with the bidentate guest.

Graphical abstract: Dinuclear zinc(ii) dithiocarbamate macrocycles: ditopic receptors for a variety of guest molecules

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 14 Oct 2004, accepted on 12 Nov 2004 and first published on 08 Dec 2004


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B415935G
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2005,0, 359-364

  •   Request permissions

    Dinuclear zinc(II) dithiocarbamate macrocycles: ditopic receptors for a variety of guest molecules

    W. W. H. Wong, D. Curiel, A. R. Cowley and P. D. Beer, Dalton Trans., 2005, 0, 359
    DOI: 10.1039/B415935G

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements