Fluorine-based Zn salan complexes

Essien, Nsikak B, Galvácsi, Antal T, Kállay, Csilla, Al-Hilaly, Youssra K, Gonzalez-Mendez, Ramon, Akien, Geoffrey, Tizzard, Graham J, Coles, Simon, Besora, Maria and Kostakis, George E (2023) Fluorine-based Zn salan complexes. Dalton Transactions. ISSN 1477-9226

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We synthesised and characterised the racemic and chiral versions of two Zn salan fluorine-based complexes from commercially available materials. The complexes are susceptible to absorbing H2O from the atmosphere. In solution (DMSO-H2O) and at the millimolar level, experimental and theoretical studies identify that these complexes exist in a dimeric-monomeric equilibrium. We also investigated their ability to sense amines via 19F NMR. In CDCl3 or d6-DMSO, strongly coordinating molecules (H2O or DMSO) are the limiting factor in using these easy-to-make complexes as chemosensory platforms since their exchange with analytes requires a high excess of the latter.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2023 08:51
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2023 13:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/111031

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