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fac-Re(CO)3-based neutral heteroleptic tetrahedrons

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Four new flexible ditopic nitrogen donors possessing a xylene spacer and 2-phenylbenzimidazolyl or its derivatives as a coordinating unit and one rigid bis-chelating ligand consisting of two 2-hydroxyphenylbenzimidazolyl motifs and a central phenylene spacer were synthesized and further used with Re2(CO)10 for making a new family of neutral, heteroleptic tetrahedral-shaped supramolecular coordination complexes via a one-pot approach. The new ligands and the complexes were characterized using various analytical and spectroscopic methods. The molecular structures of the complexes were determined using single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis, which reveal that four rhenium cores are arranged in the vertices, and four ligands are at the edges of the tetrahedron.

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The article was received on 22 Dec 2018, accepted on 11 Apr 2019 and first published on 11 Apr 2019

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT05065A
Dalton Trans., 2019,48, 7425-7431

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    fac-Re(CO)3-based neutral heteroleptic tetrahedrons

    R. Arumugam, B. Shankar, K. R. Soumya and M. Sathiyendiran, Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 7425
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT05065A

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