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A Metal-Directed Self-Assembled Electroactive Cage with Bis(pyrrolo)tetrathiafulvalene (BPTTF) Side Walls

By S. Bivaud, J.Y. Balandier, M. Chas, M. Allain, S. Goeb and M. Sallé


A straightforward synthesis of a bis-(pyrrolo)tetrathiafulvalene (BPTTF)-based tetratopic ligand bearing four pyridyl units is described The first example of a TTF-based self assembled cage has been produced from this redox-active ligand through metal directed synthesis with a cis-coordinated square-planar Pt(II) complex. The resulting cage corresponds to a trigonal-prismatic structure, as shown by X-ray crystallography. A UV-vis titration indicated that the electron-rich cavity can be used to incorporate one molecule of tetrafluorotetracyano-p-quinodimethane (TCNQF(4))

Publisher: 'American Chemical Society (ACS)'
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.1021/ja305451v
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