An unprecedented hexapotassium-hexamagnesium 24-membered macrocyclic amide: A polymetallic cationic host to six monodeprotonated arene anions

Philip C. Andrews, Alan R. Kennedy, Robert E. Mulvey, Colin L. Raston, Brett A. Roberts, René B. Rowlings

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Abstract

Six arene anions in a cationic [K6Mg6N12]6+ ring (see picture, arene = benzene) are reported in the mixed-metal macrocyclic amide of 24 (!) ring atoms. The macrocycle is produced through a very effective synthesis, in which the anions are selectively monodeprotonated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1960-1962
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume39
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alkali metals
  • Alkaline earth metals
  • Amides
  • Macrocycles
  • Template synthesis

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