Title

Cation-induced π-stacking

Abstract

(Chemical Equation Presented) The design and synthesis of a new dipyridyl ligand with appended phenanthryl moieties is described. On addition of increments of silver(I) trifluoromethanesulfonate to a solution of the ligand, the phenanthryl protons shift upfield in the 1H NMR spectrum, suggesting that the phenanthrenes π-stack on coordination of silver(I). In accord with this, the oxidation potential decreased from 1.74 to 1.55 V on complexation of silver(I). The π-stacking was confirmed with the single-crystal X-ray structure of a palladium(II) coordination complex.

Department(s)

Chemistry
Information Technology and Cybersecurity

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1021/jo800343f

Publication Date

5-16-2008

Journal Title

Journal of Organic Chemistry

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