Structural characterisation of a pentagonal bipyramidal macrocyclic chromium(III) complex; an explanation of a chromium-mediated 'transient-template' effect

L. Y. Chung, Edwin C. Constable, Mohammed S. Khan, Jack Lewis, Paul R. Raithby, Maria D. Vargas

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The template condensation of 6,6'-bis(hydrazino)-2,2'-bipyridines or 2,9-bis(hydrazino)-1,10-phenanthrolines with 2,6-pyridine dicarbonyls in the presence of chromium(III) chloride leads to the formation of free macrocycles rather than the expected metal complexes; the origin of this 'transient-template' effect is discussed and the crystal structural analysis of a chromium(III) macrocyclic complex is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1425-1426
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1984


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