Cascade dicopper architectures of a dibenzodioxatetraazamacrocycle
authors Carvalho, S; Delgado, R; Drew, MGB; Felix, V; Figueira, M; Henriques, RT
nationality International
journal POLYHEDRON
author keywords dibenzodioxatetraazamacrocycle; cascade species; stability constants; magnetic susceptibility
keywords HEXAAZA MACROCYCLIC LIGAND; P-XYLYL SPACERS; COPPER(II) COMPLEXES; DICARBOXYLATE ANIONS; INORGANIC PHOSPHATES; CU(II) COMPLEXES; HEXAAZAMACROCYCLE; EQUILIBRIUM; RECOGNITION; KINETICS
abstract The dibenzodioxatetraazamacrocycle [26]pbz(2)N(4)O(2) was characterised by single crystal X-ray diffraction and the protonation constants of this compound and the stability constants of its copper(II) and lead(II) complexes were determined by potentiometry in water at 298.2 K in 0.10 mol dm(-3) in KNO3. Mono- and dinuclear complexes were found for both metal ions, the dinuclear complexes being the main species in the 5-7.5 pH range for copper(II) and 7.5-8.5 for lead(II). As expected the values of the stability constants for the copper(II) complexes are lower than those for related macrocycles containing only nitrogen atoms. The presence of mono- and dinuclear copper complexes was also confirmed by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. These results suggest that the symmetric macrocyclic cavity of [26]pbZ(2)N(4)O(2) has enough space for the coordination of two metal ions. Additionally, NMR spectroscopy showed that the dinuclear complex of lead(II) has high symmetry. The equilibrium constants of the dinuclear copper(II) complexes and dicarboxylate anions (oxalate, malonate and succinate) were also determined in 0.10 mol dm-3 aqueous KNO3 solution. Only species containing one anion, Cu(2)H(h)LA((2+h)), were found, strongly suggesting that the anion bridges the two copper(II) ions. The binding constants of the cascade species formed by [Cu-2[26]pbZ(2)N(4)O(2)(H2O)(4+) with dicarboxylate anions decrease with the increase in length of the alkyl chain of the anion, a fact which was attributed to a higher conformational energy necessary for the rearrangement of the macrocycle to accommodate the larger anions bridging the two copper(II) centres. The variation of the magnetic susceptibility with temperature Of [Cu-2(H-2[26]pbz(2)N(4)O(2))(oxa)(3)]-4H(2)O and [Cu-2([26]pbz(2)N(4)O(2))(suc)Cl-2] were measured and the two complexes showed different behaviour. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
publisher PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
issn 0277-5387
year published 2008
volume 27
issue 2
beginning page 679
ending page 687
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1016/j.poly.2007.10.023
web of science category Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear; Crystallography
subject category Chemistry; Crystallography
unique article identifier WOS:000253518700026
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