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Emission and theoretical studies of Schiff-base [2+2] macrocycles derived from 2,2′-oxydianiline and zinc complexes thereof

Wang, Kuiyuan; Chen, Kai; Bian, Tiezheng; Chao, Yimin; Yamato, Takehiko; Xing, Feng; Prior, Timothy J.; Redshaw, Carl

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Kuiyuan Wang

Kai Chen

Tiezheng Bian

Yimin Chao

Takehiko Yamato

Feng Xing

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Professor Carl Redshaw C.Redshaw@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Inorganic Materials Chemistry and REF Lead for Chemistry



Abstract

The emission properties of a number of solvates of the [2+2] Schiff-base macrocycles {[2-(OH)-5-(R)-C6H2-1,3-(CH)2][O(2-C6H4N)2]}2 (R = Me L1H2, tBu L2H2, Cl L3H2), formed by reacting 2,6-dicarboxy-4-R-phenol with 2,2′-oxydianiline (2-aminophenylether), (2-NH2C6H4)2O, have been investigated. Macrocycles L1-3H2 exhibited different maximum emission wavelengths in different solvents, from max at 508 nm (in acetonitrile) to 585 nm (in dichloromethane). DFT studies on systems L1-3H2 involving solvents of different polarity (DMF versus n-hexane) indicated that the energy level gap increases with solvent polarity in line with the observed hypochromic shifts. Reaction of macrocycle L1H2 with three equivalents of ZnBr2, in the presence of Et3N, affords the complex [(ZnBr)(ZnNCMe)L1]2[ZnBr4]·2.5MeCN (1·2.5MeCN). In the case of L2H2, reaction with two equivalents of ZnBr2 affords [(ZnBr)L2H2][ZnBr3NCMe]·3MeCN (2·3MeCN), whilst in the presence of two equivalents of Et3N, work-up led to the isolation of the complex [(ZnBr)2L2]·4.5MeCN (3·4.5MeCN). The molecular structures of 1, 2 and 3 are reported, together with their emission behaviour.

Citation

Wang, K., Chen, K., Bian, T., Chao, Y., Yamato, T., Xing, F., …Redshaw, C. (2021). Emission and theoretical studies of Schiff-base [2+2] macrocycles derived from 2,2′-oxydianiline and zinc complexes thereof. Dyes and pigments : an international journal, 190, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dyepig.2021.109300

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 7, 2021
Online Publication Date Mar 18, 2021
Publication Date Jun 1, 2021
Deposit Date Mar 19, 2021
Publicly Available Date Mar 19, 2022
Journal Dyes and Pigments
Print ISSN 0143-7208
Electronic ISSN 1873-3743
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 190
Article Number 109300
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dyepig.2021.109300
Keywords Schiff-base; Macrocycle; Solvents; Emission; DFT studies
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/3742349

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