Synthesis and selective lead(II) binding of achiral and enantiomerically pure chiral acridono-18-crown-6 ether type ligands

Luca Szalay, Viktor Farkas, Elemér Vass, Miklós Hollósi, Ildikó Móczár, Áron Pintér, Péter Huszthy

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Prompted by the increasing interest in cation complexes of supramolecular host molecules, herein we report the synthesis and CD studies on primary aralkylammonium and metal ion (Na+, K+, Mg2+, Ca2+ and Ag+, Zn2+, Ni2+, Cd 2+, Pb2+) complexes of acridono-18-crown-6 hosts 5, a new family of macrocyclic ligands. CD studies in acetonitrile revealed the selective binding of Pb2+ ions by chiral acridono-18-crown-6 ligands. The CD and corresponding UV spectra show two isosbestic points. The isosbestic points are indicative of a rapid equilibrium of two tautomeric forms, the acridino and hydroxy-acridine, while the other species is the Pb2+ complex. This suggestion is also supported by the change in the FTIR spectra.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1487-1493
Number of pages7
JournalTetrahedron Asymmetry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - máj. 10 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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