Stereocontrol in complexes of cyclam-like macrocycles - influences of chirality

P.V. Bernhardt, T.E. Dyahningtyas, S.C. Han, J.M. Harrowfield, I.C. Kim, Y. Kim, George Koutsantonis, E. Rukmini, P. Thuery

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Enforcement of chirality upon a macrocyclic tetramine ligand structure by the introduction of an asymmetric pendent arm which does not significantly modify the macrocycle conformation has no significant effect upon the geometry of the coordination sphere of a bound metal. Where substitution engendering chirality does cause a change in the ligand conformation, in particular for a ligand of restricted stereochemistry, these effects can be much greater. Thus, conversion of 3,7-diazacycloheptane to a macrocycle via attachment of chiral sidearms and ring closure through a template reaction leads to cyclam derivatives with unusual coordination properties. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)869-877
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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