Insertion of a strongly π-π stacked chloranilate pair into an M4 arrangement preorganized within a large macrocyclic ligand (M = Zn2+ and Cu2+)

Atsushi Yoshino, Hideo Matsudaira, Eiji Asato, Masayuki Koikawa, Takuya Shiga, Masaaki Ohba, Hisashi Okawa

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Four Zn(ii) ions arranged within a pyridine-modified large phenolate-containing macrocycle Lpy 2− encapsulate two chloranilate ions in a double bis-didentate bridging fashion; the ligands are strongly π-π stacked with each other with a short distance of 3.27 A and are electrochemically reduced at the same potential of - 1.00 V to produce a reasonably stable biradical species with T 1/2 = 60 min at 25 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1258-1259
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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