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)-1H-pyrrol-2-yl)methane; H3TPM) enables the selective synthesis of both mononuclear (i.e. Na(THF)4[Fe(TPM)], kinetic product) and trinuclear (i.e. Fe3(TPM)2, thermodynamic product) complexes. Exposure of Na(THF)4[Fe(TPM)] to FeCl2 or ZnCl2 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.

published proceedings

  • Chem Commun (Camb)

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

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

publication date

  • June 2020