Arranging coordination sites around cyclotriveratrylene

  • Jennifer A. Wytko
  • Jean Weiss
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This article describes the attachement of coordination sites around a rigid matrix: cyclotriveratrylene (CTV). The synthetic approaches leading to these new ligands possessing pyridines and bipyridines as coordinating sites are discussed and full synthetic details are given. One expanded CTV derivative bearing three 3-pyridyl groups has been characterized by X-ray crystallography and the structure shows that the conformation adopted by the CTV matrix is appropriate for the coordination of transition metals, and inclusion of a range of molecules in the hydrophobic pocket.

Key words

Cyclotriveratrylene cavities pyridines 2,2′-bipyridine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer A. Wytko
    • 1
  • Jean Weiss
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d'Electrochimie et de Chimie Physique du Corps Solide, URA No. 405 au CNRSUniversité Louis PasteurStrasbourgFrance

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