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Thermodynamics, structure and properties of polynuclear lanthanide complexes with a tripodal ligand: insight into their self-assembly.
Hamacek, Josef; Besnard, Céline; Penhouet, Tiphaine; Morgantini, Pierre-Yves.
Afiliação
  • Hamacek J; Department of Inorganic, Analytical and Applied Chemistry, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. Josef.Hamacek@unige.ch
Chemistry ; 17(24): 6753-64, 2011 Jun 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-21547967
ABSTRACT
Self-assembly processes between a tripodal ligand and Ln(III) cations have been investigated by means of supramolecular analytical methods. At an equimolar ratio of components, tetranuclear tetrahedral complexes are readily formed in acetonitrile. The structural analysis of the crystallographic data shows a helical wrapping of binding strands around metallic cations. The properties of this series of highly charged 3D compounds were examined by using NMR spectroscopy and optical methods in solution and in the solid state. In the presence of excess metal, a new trinuclear complex was identified. The X-ray crystal structure elucidated the coordination of metallic cations with two ligands of different conformations. By varying the metal/ligand ratio, a global speciation of this supramolecular system has been evidenced with different spectroscopic methods. In addition, these rather complicated equilibria were successfully characterised with the thermodynamic stability constants. A rational analysis of the self-assembly processes was attempted by using the thermodynamic free energy model and the impact of the ligand structure on the effective concentration is discussed.

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Idioma: Inglês Revista: Chemistry Assunto da revista: Química Ano de publicação: 2011 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Suíça