Influence of cation size on the fluorescent properties of bis-coronand biphenyl-derived complexes

Ana M. Costero, Joaqun Sanchis, Salvador Gil, Vicente Sanz

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A new bis-coronand derived from biphenyl has been prepared and its complexing and sensing properties for alkaline, alkaline-earth and transition cations have been studied. Open and clamp complexes are formed depending on the cation size and complex stoichiometry. Both types of geometries can be distinguished due to their different fluorescent behaviour. Zn2+ gives rise to 1:1 and 1:2 complexes with a similar geometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-158
Number of pages8
JournalSupramolecular Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Biphenyl
  • Conformational restriction
  • Fluorescence
  • Sensing

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