Nicotinate-N-oxide and isonicotinate-N-oxide have been employed to synthesize four heterometallic metallamacrocycles [(dppf)2Pd 2(nicotinate-N-oxide)2](OTf)2 (1), [(dppf) 2Pt2(nicotinate-N-oxide)2](OTf)2 (2), [(dppf)2Pd2(isonicotinate-N-oxide) 2](OTf)2 (3) and [(dppf)2Pt 2(isonicotinate-N-oxide)2](OTf)2 (4). The complexes represent the first examples of metallamacrocycles driven by solely Pd(II)/Pt(II)-O coordination using carboxylate-N-oxide donor. All the complexes 1-4 are characterized by IR, UV-Vis, multinuclear NMR spectroscopic and ESI-MS studies. The molecular structures of the complexes 1 and 3 are unambiguously determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Despite the possibility of formation of several linkage isomers due to ambidentate nature of the donors, exclusive formation of [2 + 2] self-assembled single isomeric metallamacrocycle in each case is interesting observation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry