Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse this repository, you give consent for essential cookies to be used. You can read more about our Privacy and Cookie Policy.


Durham Research Online
You are in:

N-alkyl pyrrolidone ether podands as versatile alkali metal ion chelants.

Perrin, Andrea and Myers, Dominic and Fucke, K. and Musa, Osama M. and Steed, Jonathan W. (2014) 'N-alkyl pyrrolidone ether podands as versatile alkali metal ion chelants.', Dalton transactions., 43 (8). pp. 3153-3161.

Abstract

This work explores the coordination chemistry of a bis(pyrrolidone) ether ligand. Pyrrolidones are commercially important functional groups because of the high polarity and hence high hydrophilicity and surface affinity. An array of alkali metal ion complexes of a podand bearing two pendant pyrrolidone functionalities, namely 1-{2-[2-(2-oxo-pyrrolid-1-yl)-ethoxy]-ethyl}-pyrrolid-2-one (1) are reported. Reaction of this ligand with sodium hexafluorophosphate gives two discrete species of formulae [Na(1)2]PF6 (3) and [Na3(H2O)2(μ-1)2](PF6)3 (4), and a coordination polymer {[Na3(μ3-1)3(μ2-1)](PF6)3}n (5). The same reaction in methanol gives a 1 : 1 complex, namely [Na2(μ-1)2(MeOH)2](PF6)2 (6). Use of tetraphenyl borate as a less coordinating counter ion gives [Na2(1)2(H2O)4](BPh4)2 (7) and [Na2(1)4](BPh4)2 (8). Two potassium complexes have also been isolated, a monomer [K(1)2]PF6 (9) and a cyclic tetramer [K4(μ4-H2O)2(μ-1)4](PF6)4 (10). The structures illustrate the highly polar nature of the amide carbonyl moiety within bis(pyrrolidone) ethers with longer interactions to the ether oxygen atom. The zinc complex is also reported and {[ZnCl2(μ-1)]}n (11) exhibits bonding only to the carbonyl moieties. The ether oxygen atom is not necessary for Na+ complexation as exemplified by the structure of the sodium complex of the analogue 1,3-bis(pyrrolid-2-on-1-yl)- butane (2). Reaction of compound 1 with lithium salts results in isolation of the protonated ligand.

Item Type:Article
Full text:(AM) Accepted Manuscript
Download PDF
(644Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3dt53001a
Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:06 February 2014
Date of first online publication:February 2014
Date first made open access:No date available

Save or Share this output

Export:
Export
Look up in GoogleScholar