Christopher J Ziegler

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The rational syntheses of meso-tetraaryl-3-oxo-2-oxaporphyrins 5, known as porpholactones, via MnO(4)(-)-mediated oxidations of the corresponding meso-tetraaryl-2,3-dihydroxychlorins (7) is detailed. Since chlorin 7 is prepared from the parent porphyrin 1, this amounts to a 2-step replacement of a pyrrole moiety in 1 by an oxazolone moiety. The stepwise(More)
We have synthesized and characterized via single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods iron(II), ruthenium(II), and osmium(II) carbonyl derivatives of (1-methylimidazole)(5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrinate) [(5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrinate ) TPP)], Fe(TPP)(CO)(1-MeIm)‚toluene, Ru(TPP)(CO)(1-MeIm)‚ chloroform, and Os(TPP)(CO)(1-MeIm)‚chloroform, together(More)
Dimeric metal complexes can often exhibit coupling interactions via bridging ligands. In this report, we present two Re(CO)3 dimers, where the metals are linked via a bis(pyca) hydrazine (pyca = pyridine-2-carbaldehyde imine) Schiff base ligand. For the dimeric compounds 4 and 5, we observe strong coupling across the dimer as measured by cyclic voltammetry:(More)
 The compound [Pt(lysine)Cl2] (Kplatin) was previously identified in a study of platinum amino acid complexes as a potential antitumor drug candidate. The DNA binding properties, high mobility group (HMG)-domain protein affinity for the platinated DNA, and cytotoxicity against HeLa cells of Kplatin and three related (N,O) chelated platinum(II) amino acid(More)
The ortho-phenylenes are a simple class of helical oligomers and representative of the broader class of sterically congested polyphenylenes. Recent work has shown that o-phenylenes fold into well-defined helical conformations (in solution and, typically, in the solid state); however, the specific causes of this folding behavior have not been determined.(More)
The formal replacement of one or two pyrrole groups in meso-tetraphenylporphyrin by oxazole moieties is described, generating inter alia the bacteriochlorin-type chromophores oxazolobacteriochlorins (oxabacteriochlorins) and bisoxazolobacteriochlorins (dioxabacteriochlorins). The key step is the conversion of a β,β'-dihydroxy-functionalized pyrroline group(More)
We report the structure, electrochemistry, and isomerization kinetics for [Ru(bpy)(biq)(OSO)](PF(6)), where bpy is 2,2'-bipyridine, biq is 2,2'-biquinoline, and OSO is 2-methylsulfinylbenzoate. UV-visible and infrared data are suggestive of intramolecular S-->O and O-->S isomerization of the sulfoxide. Cyclic voltammetry reveals evidence for isomerization(More)
Acetyl ferrocene and diacetyl ferrocene both readily react with an excess of hydrazine to afford the corresponding hydrazone compounds. These compounds can then be linked to Re(CO)3 via a metal-mediated Schiff base reaction, resulting in a series of ferrocene-Re(CO)3 conjugates with different stoichiometries. Conjugates with 1:1, 1:2, and 2:1 ferrocene:(More)