A range of metal-free quinquedentate macrocyclic ligands incorporating 2,2′-bipyridine or 1,10-phenanthroline donor groups has been prepared by the use of a chromium(III) transient template. The transient template effect is shown to be due to pH effects resulting from the presence of chromium(III) complexes in aqueous solution, rather than a process in which the open-chain ligands become co-ordinated to the metal centre. The crystal and molecular structure of a free macrocyclic ligand is reported, as is the preparation of some chromium(III) complexes of open-chain and macrocyclic complexes.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
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