[6 + 6] Schiff-base macrocycles with 12 imines: Giant analogues of cyclohexane

Joseph K.H. Hui, Mark J. MacLachlan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

88 Citations (Scopus)


Hexagon-shaped [6 + 6] Schiff-base macrocycles with 12 imine bonds are reported. These giant macrocycles possess 6 N2O2 coordination environments and mass spectrometry evidence for hexametallation of one macrocycle is provided. Semi-empirical calculations reveal two stable conformations with boat and chair geometries for the macrocycles metallated with Ni(ii), analogous to the conformations observed for cyclohexane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2480-2482
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of '[6 + 6] Schiff-base macrocycles with 12 imines: Giant analogues of cyclohexane'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this