Anion-templated self-assembly of highly stable Fe(II) pentagonal metallacycles with short anion- contacts. Academic Article uri icon


  • The crystal structures of the self-assembled metallapentacycles [{Fe(5)(bptz)(5)(CH(3)CN)(10)} 2SbF(6)][SbF(6)](8) (1) and [{Fe(5)(bmtz)(5)(CH(3)CN)(10)} SbF(6)][SbF(6)](9) (2) with the -acidic ligands bptz (3,6-bis(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine) and bmtz (3,6-bis(2-pyrimidyl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine), respectively, revealed cationic pentagons templated by [SbF(6)](-) ions. The short anion- contacts established between the anions and the tetrazine rings play an important role in the stability of the pentagons.

published proceedings

  • Chem Commun (Camb)

author list (cited authors)

  • Giles, I. D., Chifotides, H. T., Shatruk, M., & Dunbar, K. R.

citation count

  • 53

complete list of authors

  • Giles, Ian D||Chifotides, Helen T||Shatruk, Michael||Dunbar, Kim R

publication date

  • December 2011