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Host-Guest Chemistry in the Hexanuclear (Arene)ruthenium Metalla-Prismatic Cage [Ru6(p-cymene)6(tpt)2(dhnq)3]6+

Barry, Nicolas P.E. ; Therrien, Bruno

In: European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2009, vol. 31, p. 4695-4700

A large cationic triangular metalla-prism, [Ru6(p-cymene)6(tpt)2(dhnq)3]6+ ([1]6+), incorporating (p-cymene)ruthenium building blocks, bridged by 5,8-dihydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinonato (dhnq) ligands, and connected by two 2,4,6-tri(pyridin-4-yl)-1,3,5-triazine (tpt) subunits, allows encapsulation of various guest... Plus

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    Summary
    A large cationic triangular metalla-prism, [Ru6(p-cymene)6(tpt)2(dhnq)3]6+ ([1]6+), incorporating (p-cymene)ruthenium building blocks, bridged by 5,8-dihydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinonato (dhnq) ligands, and connected by two 2,4,6-tri(pyridin-4-yl)-1,3,5-triazine (tpt) subunits, allows encapsulation of various guest molecules. This cationic cage, isolated as its triflate salt, possesses a portal size smaller than its cavity, thus allowing both, permanent and temporary encapsulation of guest molecules. The host-guest properties of [1]6+ have been studied in solution in the presence of planar molecules [phenanthrene, pyrene, (pyren-1-ylmethyl)amine, Pt(acac)2, triphenylene]. The stability constant of association (Ka) was estimated by NMR spectroscopy for the following host-guest systems: [pyrene1]6+, [phenanthrene1]6+ and [(pyren-1-ylmethyl)amine1]6+. All Ka values were found to be larger than 2.4 × 104 M-1 for these host-guest systems ([D3]acetonitrile, 21 °C). The other two synthesised complexes, [Pt(acac)21]6+ and [triphenylene1]6+, were shown to act as carceplexes only.A large cationic triangular metalla-prism, [Ru6(p-cymene)6(tpt)2(dhnq)3]6+ ([1]6+), incorporating (p-cymene)ruthenium building blocks, bridged by 5,8-dihydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinonato (dhnq) ligands, and connected by two 2,4,6-tri(pyridin-4-yl)-1,3,5-triazine (tpt) subunits, allows encapsulation of various guest molecules. This cationic cage, isolated as its triflate salt, possesses a portal size smaller than its cavity, thus allowing both, permanent and temporary encapsulation of guest molecules. The host-guest properties of [1]6+ have been studied in solution in the presence of planar molecules [phenanthrene, pyrene, (pyren-1-ylmethyl)amine, Pt(acac)2, triphenylene]. The stability constant of association (Ka) was estimated by NMR spectroscopy for the following host-guest systems: [pyrene1]6+, [phenanthrene1]6+ and [(pyren-1-ylmethyl)amine1]6+. All Ka values were found to be larger than 2.4 × 104 M-1 for these host-guest systems ([D3]acetonitrile, 21 °C). The other two synthesised complexes, [Pt(acac)21]6+ and [triphenylene1]6+, were shown to act as carceplexes only.