Directed synthesis of {CuII2ZnII2} and {CuII8ZnII8} heterometallic complexes

María José Heras Ojea, Claire Wilson, Simon J. Coles, Floriana Tuna, Mark Murrie

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The polydentate ligand Bis–tris propane is used to assemble two Cu/Zn heterometallic complexes: a tetramer which displays an unusually strong Cu(ii)⋯Cu(ii) exchange given the Cu⋯Cu separation or, in the presence of base, a hexadecanuclear complex with a remarkable double-concentric ring structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19275-19281
Number of pages7
JournalDalton Transactions
Early online date14 Oct 2015
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2015


  • heterometallic complexes
  • synthesis
  • Cu(II) ions


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