Self-Assembly of a Redox Active, Metallosupramolecular [Pd3L6]6+ Complex Using a Rotationally Flexible Ferrocene Ligand

Roan A.S. Vasdev, James A. Findlay, David R. Turner, James D. Crowley

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A new ferrocene-containing [Pd3(L4EFc)6]6+(X)6 (C ⋅ BF4 and C ⋅ SbF6 where X=BF4 or SbF6) self-assembled double-walled triangle has been synthesized from the known, rotationally flexible, 1,1′-bis(4-pyridylethynyl)ferrocene ligand (L4EFc), and characterized by 1H, 13C and diffusion ordered (DOSY) NMR spectroscopies, high-resolution electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (HR−ESI−MS), X-ray crystallography and cyclic voltammetry (CV). The molecular structures confirmed that double-walled triangle cage systems (C ⋅ BF4 and C ⋅ SbF6) were generated. C ⋅ BF4 was shown to interact with the anionic guest, p-toluenesulfonate. CV experiments revealed that the triangles were redox active, however addition of the guest did not influence the redox potentials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-43
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2021


  • ferrocene
  • metallosupramolecular
  • palladium(II)
  • redox-active
  • self-assembly

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