Journal article

A new fluorone-based bridging ligand for discrete and polymeric assemblies including Mo and W based [4 4] metallocycles

Ashley L Sutton, Brendan F Abrahams, Timothy A Hudson, Richard Robson

NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Redox-active ligands are of interest for their ability to link metal centres and generate electroactive materials. We report the synthesis of 9-hydrogen-2,3,7-trihydroxyfluorone, which is able to serve as a bridging ligand and has the potential to exist in multiple oxidation states. Anionic [4+4] metallocycles in which Mo or W centres are linked by the trianion of this ligand are also described.

Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Australian Research Council (DP180101413). Part of this research was undertaken on the MX1 Beamline at the Australian Synchrotron.<SUP>28</SUP> ALS thanks the Australian Government for an Australian Postgraduate Award.