A symmetry interaction approach to [M2L2]4+ metallocycles and their self-catenation

Dan Preston*, Amanda R. Inglis, Anna L. Garden, Paul E. Kruger

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Dinuclear [M2L2]n+ (M = Pd2+ or Pt2+) metallo-rectangles have a rich history, particularly in molecular recognition, including self-catenation events. These structures are mostly generated via a ligand-directed approach with cis-capped M2+ corners. We report here a symmetry interaction approach using 3 : 1 complementary denticity, giving a new route to [M2L2]4+ rectangles and their self-catenation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13271-13274
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number88
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


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