Metallic Macrocycle with a 1,3-Alternate Calix[4]arene Phosphorus Ligand

Sanghoon Kim, Jong Seung Kim, Ok Jae Shon, Shim Sung Lee, Ki Min Park, Sang Ook Kang, Jaejung Ko

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The preparation of an 1,3-alternate calix[4]arene phosphorus ligand, 25,27-bis(2-(diphenylphosphino)ethoxy)-26,28-bis(1-propyloxy)calix[4]arene (3), is presented. Ligand 3 is obtained in three steps in 64% overall yield. Reaction of 3 with [Rh(cot)2]BF4 produced the encapsulated rhodium complex [Rh{(P,P)-diphen-calix[4]arene}]BF4 (4). As revealed by a single-crystal X-ray diffraction study, the rhodium center has a bent coordination environment with a P-Rh-P angle of 135.66(3)°. Palladation of 3 employing [Pd(MeCN)4](BF4)2 yielded the chelate palladium complex 7 in which the palladium center has a slightly bent configuration. Treatment of the ligand with Pd(cod)Cl2 and [Pd(η3-C4H7)(THF)2]BF 4 leads to the isolation of the monometallic complex. Full characterization includes X-ray structural studies of compounds 3, 4, and 6.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2906-2913
Number of pages8
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May 3
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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