Cyclic Metal Complexes of Nucleobases and Other Heterocycles: Molecular Boxes, Rectangles, and Hexagons (pages 1296–1301)
Dr. Ilpo Mutikainen, Colin J. L. Lock, Prof. Dr. Lucio Randaccio, Dr. Ennio Zangrando, Dr. Elisabetta Chiarparin, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Lippert, Dr. Holger Rauter, Dr. Pilar Amo-Ochoa, Dipl.-Chem. Eva Freisinger and Dr. Merja Blomberg
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.199712961
Depending on the configuration of the metal unit (cis or trans) and the sequence of coordination by six-membered heterocycles uracil, 1-methylcytosine, and 2-amino-pyridine, complexes of different topologies—open box, rectangle, or hexagon—are obtained (see below). These complexes contain six or eight metal units (with PtII, NiII, PdII, CuII, or AgI; represented by spheres) in unusual relative arrangements.