Kinetic Versus Thermodynamic Metalation Enables Synthesis of Isostructural Homo- and Heterometallic Trinuclear Clusters Academic Article uri icon


  • Temperature-dependent metalation of the new hexadentate ligand (tris(5-(pyridin-2-yl)-1 H -pyrrol-2-yl)methane; H 3 TPM) enables the selective synthesis of both mononuclear ( i.e. Na(THF) 4 [Fe(TPM)], kinetic product) and trinuclear ( i.e. Fe 3 (TPM) 2 , thermodynamic product) complexes. Exposure of Na(THF) 4 [Fe(TPM)] to FeCl 2 or ZnCl 2 triggers cluster expansion to generate homo- or heterometallic trinuclear complexes, respectively. The developed approach enables systematic variation of ion content in isostructural metal clusters via programmed assembly.

author list (cited authors)

  • Hyun, S., Upadhyay, A., Das, A., Burns, C., Sung, S., Beaty, J., ... Powers, D.

complete list of authors

  • Hyun, Sung-Min||Upadhyay, Apoorva||Das, Anuvab||Burns, Corey||Sung, Siyoung||Beaty, Jeremy||Bhuvanesh, Nattamai||Nippe, Michael||Powers, David

publication date

  • January 1, 2020 11:11 AM