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Base-assisted synthesis of 4-pyridinate gold(i) metallaligands : a study of their use in self-assembly reactions (2021)

Ferrer, M., Gutiérrez, A., Martínez, M., Da Silva, C., Netto, A. V. G., Rodríguez, L., Romo-Islas, G., Pan, F., & Rissanen, K. (2021). Base-assisted synthesis of 4-pyridinate gold(i) metallaligands : a study of their use in self-assembly reactions. Dalton Transactions, 50(23), 8154-8166. https://doi.org/10.1039/D1DT00402F

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All authors or editors: Ferrer, Montserrat; Gutiérrez, Albert; Martínez, Manuel; Da Silva, Cristiana; Netto, Adelino V. G.; Rodríguez, Laura; Romo-Islas, Guillermo; Pan, Fangfang; Rissanen, Kari

Journal or series: Dalton Transactions

ISSN: 1477-9226

eISSN: 1477-9234

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 50

Issue number: 23

Pages range: 8154-8166

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/D1DT00402F

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The synthesis of di- and tritopic gold(I) metallaligands of the type [(Au4-py)2(μ2-diphosphane)] (diphosphane = bis(diphenylphosphanyl)isopropane or dppip (1), 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphanyl)ethane or dppe (2), 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphanyl)propane or dppp (3) and 1,4-bis(diphenylphosphanyl)butane or dppb (4)) and [(Au4-py)3(μ3-triphosphane)] (triphosphane = 1,1,1-tris(diphenylphosphanylmethyl)ethane or triphos (5) and 1,3,5-tris(diphenylphosphanyl)benzene or triphosph (6)) from [(AuCl)2(μ2-diphosphane)] or [(AuCl)3(μ3-triphosphane)] and 4-pyridylboronic acid in the presence of Cs2CO3 has been conducted. Interestingly, when [(AuCl)2(μ2-dppm)] (dppm = bis(diphenylphosphanyl)methane) was used as a starting material, the cyclic tetranuclear gold(I) compound [(Au4-py)2(CH)2{μ2-Au(PPh2)2}2] (I) was obtained instead. All the products have been characterized by IR and multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and elemental analysis and in the case of 1, 3, 5 and I by X-ray crystallography, which showed the presence of aurophilic interactions in all of them. The obtained metallaligands have been used as building blocks in self-assembly reactions with cis-blocked palladium or platinum acceptor moieties producing [2 + 2] metallamacrocycles or trigonal bipyramidal (TBP) [2 + 3] metallacages in good yields. The photophysical properties of both the metallaligands and the corresponding assemblies have been investigated.

Keywords: supramolecular chemistry; organometallic compounds; coordination complexes; chemical synthesis

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Reporting Year: 2021

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