Heterometallic rings made from chromium stick together easily

Grigore A. Timco, Eric J L McInnes, Robin G. Pritchard, Floriana Tuna, Richard E P Winpenny

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    Sugared donuts: Reactions of hydrated chromium fluoride with N-ethyl-D-glucamine (H5Etglu) in pivalic acid, in the presence of nickel carbonate, leads to heterometallic "glu-ed" rings. These rings allow for construction of polyring arrays, for example an assembly where four glued rings are attached to tetrapyridylporphyrin (see structure; F yellow, O red, N blue, Cr purple, Ni green, C black). (Figure Presented). © 2008 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9681-9684
    Number of pages3
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Issue number50
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008


    • Chromium
    • EPR spectroscopy
    • Heterometallic complexes
    • Molecular magnetism
    • Supramolecular chemistry


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