Bimetallic Schiff base complexes: Models for conjugated shape-persistent metallopolymers

Alfred C.W. Leung, Joseph K.H. Hui, Jonathan H. Chong, Mark J. MacLachlan

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New Schiff base ligands with two metal binding sites have been prepared. Copper and zinc complexes of the ligands, which serve as models for rigid, conjugated metallopolymers, were synthesized and characterized. The copper complexes display only weak intramolecular antiferromagnetic interactions, suggesting that the polymer structure is not useful for developing magnetic materials. Preliminary investigations of the novel polymers, including the preparation of a conjugated zinc-containing polymer, are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5199-5210
Number of pages12
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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