Chapter One. Syntheses of Selected Supramolecules

  1. Dimitri Coucouvanis

Published Online: 7 APR 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471224502.ch1

Inorganic Syntheses, Volume 33

Inorganic Syntheses, Volume 33

How to Cite

Coucouvanis, D. (ed) (2002) Syntheses of Selected Supramolecules, in Inorganic Syntheses, Volume 33, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471224502.ch1

Editor Information

  1. University of Michigan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2002
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2002

Book Series:

  1. Inorganic Syntheses

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471208259

Online ISBN: 9780471224501



  • magnetic building blocks;
  • dendritic structure;
  • dodecatungstoaluminic acid;
  • supramolecular complexes;
  • binuclear oxomolybdenum–metalloporphyrin;
  • iron sandwich polyoxoanion compounds;
  • dipyrryl methane;
  • dodecaoxohexadecacarboxylatotetraaquododeca manganese compounds;
  • picolinehydroximate complexes;
  • salicyl- and naphthoylhydroximate complexes


This chapter consists of Subchapters 1–10 and deals with syntheses of supramolecules. The lengthiest sections cover the supramolecular complexes of bis(2,2′-bipyridine)osmium(II) and ruthenium(II) (Subchapter 4) and binuclear oxomolybdenum–metalloporphyrin complexes (Subchapter 5). Other syntheses presented include the syntheses of a planar Co(III)–cation radical–Co(III) complex of the binucleating ligand 1,2,4,5-tetrakis(2-hydroxy-2-methylpropanamido)benzene, the syntheses of (5-phenylporplinato)zinc(II) and the synthesis of Mn12O12(O2 CR)16 (H2O)4. Also presented is the “complexes as metals/complexes as ligands” synthetic strategy.