Recognition of 1,2-diazines by a bidentate Lewis acid Academic Article uri icon


  • Dimeric ortho-phenyleneindium bromide 1 shows a higher affinity for 1,2-diazines than for 1,3- and 1,4-diazines; as shown by the X-ray crystal structure analysis of the host-guest complex 3 the observed selectivity results from subtle structural variation which can bring the indium p orbitals to converge.

author list (cited authors)

  • Gabba├», F. P., Schier, A., Riede, J., Schier, A., & Hynes, M. J.

citation count

  • 20

publication date

  • January 1998