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Coordination chemistry of macrocyclic ligands

Archibald, Stephen J.



This chapter reviews the literature published during 2008 on macrocyclic coordination chemistry. Porphyrin ligands and supramolecular chemistry are not covered in this review which primarily focuses on complexes formed with transition metals and lanthanide ions, although a few examples of s-block, p-block and actinide metals are included. In general, the focus is on the coordination properties and reactivity of the compounds, although some applications will also be discussed, particularly in a brief section at the end of the chapter. Representations of X-ray structures have been included to show interesting coordination geometries, ion encapsulation or ligand orientation.


Archibald, S. J. (2009). Coordination chemistry of macrocyclic ligands. Annual Reports Section A :Inorganic Chemistry, 105, 297 - 322.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 31, 2009
Publication Date 2009
Journal Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry - Section A
Print ISSN 0260-1818
Electronic ISSN 1460-4760
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 105
Pages 297 - 322
Keywords Macrocyclic complexes, radiopharamaceutical imaging, PET imaging, MRI imaging, coordination chemistry, inorganic chemistry
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