Self-assembled xanthate-transition metal polyether macrocycles and cryptands
PD Beer, AR Cowley, JC Jeffery, RL Paul, WWH Wong
POLYHEDRON | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2003
The synthesis of novel dinuclear nickel(II)-xanthate polyether macrocycles and dinuclear cobalt(III)-xanthate polyether cryptands is reported. The assemblies have been characterised by a range of spectroscopic techniques and in one case by X-ray crystal structure determination. Electrospray mass spectrometry provided evidence that the dinuclear nickel(II)-xanthate macrocycles form adducts with Group I metal cations and methyl viologen (MV2+). The dinuclear cobalt(III)-xanthate cryptands also form adducts with Group I metal cations but did not interact with MV2+. © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.