Soft scorpionate anions as platforms for novel heterocycles

Rajeev Rajasekharan-Nair, Annemarie Marckwordt, Samuel T. Lutta, Matthias Schwalbe, Anne Biernat, David R. Armstrong, Allan J.B. Watson, Alan R. Kennedy, John Reglinski*, Mark D. Spicer

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Abstract

Soft scorpionates have thus far been seen mainly as a family of ligands. Their chemistry is extended here to the production of novel cationic macrocycles using dihaloalkanes. By replacing the dihaloalkanes with mild oxidising agents (NO+, I2) we obtain two unique polycyclic heterocycles. The mechanism which leads to the formation of these polycyclic heterocycles is investigated using ab initio DFT calculations. Tail strike: Soft scorpionates have thus far been seen mainly as a family of ligands. Their chemistry is extended here to the production of novel cations, macrocycles and unusual polycyclic heterocycles (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13561-13568
Number of pages8
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume19
Issue number40
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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