S-cylindrophanes: From metal tweezers to metal sandwiches

Mark Mascal, Jean Luc Kerdelhué, Alexander J. Blake, Paul A. Cooke

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Inclusion of Ag1 and Cu1 ions by the preorganized cylindrophane cage compound 1 provides the first examples of bis(η6) sandwich complexes of these metals. Locked in a trigonal-planar heteroatom ligand field, the guest ions are shown by NMR spectroscopy to withdraw electron density from the aromatic rings. A statistical study of η6 coordination in the solid state supports the description of arene-metal contacts between 2.5 and 3.5 Å as bonds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1968-1971
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number13-14
StatePublished - Jul 12 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Coordination modes
  • Cyclophanes
  • Macrocycles
  • Sandwich complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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