Monatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly

, Volume 143, Issue 12, pp 1637–1642 | Cite as

Spermine adducts of metal alkoxides

  • Stefan O. Baumann
  • An Van Du
  • Christine Artner
  • Christian Maurer
  • Ulrich Schubert
Original Paper


Reaction of spermine with M(OiPr)4 (M = Ti, Zr) in toluene solution results in the formation of crystalline coordination polymers [M2(OiPr)8(C10H26N4)]. In these compounds, only the terminal primary amino groups are coordinated to the metal centers. The adducts are stabilized by intramolecular hydrogen bonds. NMR spectroscopy indicates that only the adduct with Zr(OiPr)4 is stable in benzene solution, whereas it dissociates in the case of Ti(OiPr)4. When dichloromethane was used as the solvent, spermine dihydrochloride crystallized from the solution.

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Metal alkoxides Amine adducts Coordination polymers Structure analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan O. Baumann
    • 1
  • An Van Du
    • 1
  • Christine Artner
    • 1
  • Christian Maurer
    • 1
  • Ulrich Schubert
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Materials ChemistryVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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