Isolation and complexation of the cis isomer of the pendant arm macrocycle 6,13-dimethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane-6,13-diamine

Paul V. Bernhardt, Peter Comba, Trevor W. Hambley, Geoffrey A. Lawrance, Katalin Várnagy

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The cis isomer of the pendant arm macrocyclic hexaamine 6,13-dimethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane-6,13-diamine (L2) has been isolated for the first time. The ligand has been complexed with cadmium(II) and characterised structurally. The complex [CdL2][ClO4]2 crystallises in the monoclinic space group P21/n, a = 10.238(1), b = 16.445(2), c = 13.106(2) Å, β = 103.33(1)°, and Z = 4. The Cd-N bond lengths are not unusual by comparison with those exhibited by typical CdN62+ complexes, compared with the generally short M-N bond lengths that have been observed in sexidentate co-ordinated complexes of the trans isomer L1. Reaction of L1 with cadmium(II) does not yield a hexaamine complex, instead the pendant primary amines are not co-ordinated and the four secondary amines encircle the metal centre.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-359
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1992

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