Calixarenes as platforms for the construction of multimetallic complexes

Antonella J. Petrella, Colin L. Raston

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Abstract

The use of calix[n]arenes (n = 4-6) in building up multi-metal species based on group 1 or 2 ions and early transition metal ions, through synergistic metal-O and metal⋯π interactions, is reviewed, along with recent advances on metal alkyl/cyclopentadienyl complexes and future prospects on the use of calixarenes in general in building up multi-metal complexes in a controlled way. This review article covers the use of calix[n]arenes (n = 4-6) in building up multi-metal species based on group 1 or 2 ions and early transition metal ions, through synergistic metal-O and metal⋯π interactions, depending on the conformation of the calixarenes and the nature of the group 1 or 2 ions. Recent advances on metal alkyl/cyclopentadienyl complexes are also discussed, along with future prospects on the use of calixarenes in general in building up multi-metal complexes in a controlled way.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4125-4136
Number of pages12
JournalJOURNAL OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY
Volume689
Issue number24 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Calixarenes
  • Group 1 and 2
  • Heterometallic complexes
  • Metal⋯π
  • Transition metal

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