Sepulchrate: four decades on

Gahan, Lawrence R. and Harrowfield, Jack M. (2015) Sepulchrate: four decades on. Polyhedron, 94 1-51. doi:10.1016/j.poly.2015.03.036

Author Gahan, Lawrence R.
Harrowfield, Jack M.
Title Sepulchrate: four decades on
Journal name Polyhedron   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0277-5387
Publication date 2015-07-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.poly.2015.03.036
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 94
Start page 1
End page 51
Total pages 51
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The report of the synthesis of the complex [(1,3,6,8,10,13,16,19-octaazabicyclo[6.6.6]icosane)cobalt(III)] chloride ([Co(sep)]Cl3) in 1977 was innocuously titled “A macrobicyclic nitrogen cage for metal ions”. The short, two page, manuscript reported the assembly of an encapsulating ligand through a series of small ring closures around the ubiquitous [Co(en)3]3+ ion, resulting in the ready isolation of the complex of the octaazacryptate termed « sepulchrate » (sep). The scope of this seemingly simple chemistry, and the extension of it over the past four decades, was prophesied in this first paper. Herein, we review the extensions of this chemistry, from the basic coordination chemistry to practical applications, and illustrate the fact that apparently simple chemistry can lead to diverse and in many ways revolutionary outcomes.
Keyword Cage ligands
Electron transfer
Metal ion encapsulation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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