Hexagon-shaped [6 + 6] Schiff-base macrocycles with 12 imine bonds are reported. These giant macrocycles possess 6 N2O2 coordination environments and mass spectrometry evidence for hexametallation of one macrocycle is provided. Semi-empirical calculations reveal two stable conformations with boat and chair geometries for the macrocycles metallated with Ni(ii), analogous to the conformations observed for cyclohexane.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
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- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry