Derivatized Pentadentate Macrocyclic Ligands and Their Transition Metal Complexes

Muhammad S. Khan, Nawal K. Al-Rasbi, Edwin C. Constable, Adrian R. Dale, Jack Lewis


The reaction of the pendant hydroxyethyl group in the planar pentadentate macrocyclic ligand,1,11-bis(2’-hydroxyethyl)-4,8;12,16;17,21-trinitrilo-1,2,10,11-tetraazacyclohenicosa- 2,4,6,9,12,14,18,20-octaene (L2), derived from the condensation of 2,6-pyridinedialdehyde with 6,6’-bis(2’ hydroxyethylhydrazino) -2,2’-bipyridine (L1), has been investigated. Esterification reactions are facile, and the reaction of the hydroxyethyl-substituted macrocycle with thionyl chloride yields a chloroethyl derivative. Metal complexes of the new derivatized macrocyclic ligands L3-6having general formula ML3-6X2.nH2O (M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn) are readily prepared.



Macrocyclic Ligands, Coordination Complexes, Transition Metals, Esterification, Functional Group Interconversion.

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