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Neighbouring group participation is frequently used to control the stereoselectivity of chemical reactions. Herein, we investigate the use of neighbouring group participation for the synthesis of disaccharides incorporating the mycobacterial sugar methylthioxylose. A bicyclic thioglycoside was activated by methylation to generate a methylsulfonium group… (More)
For the structural extent of the polyhedral molecular chemistry of boron to rival that of the organic chemistry of the carbon hydrides, (a) the individual boron-containing poly-hedra need to be fused together to make larger contiguous covalent assemblies, and (b) an intermolecular chemistry needs to be developed. Contemporary examples are given that… (More)
The complex dications in the cooperative spin-crossover compound [FeL(2)][BF(4)](2) (2,6-di(pyrazol-1-yl)pyridine) pack through pi-pi interactions into a 2-D layered structure (a "terpyridine embrace" motif). The effects of doping the larger ClO(4)(-) ion into this lattice have been investigated. The bulk solids [FeL(2)][ClO(4)](x)[BF(4)](2-x) are… (More)
We report the syntheses of six new salts of the iron(III) complexes of four hexadentate Schiff bases of the saltrien-type derived from 1,8-diamino-3,6-diazaoctane and 2 equiv. of the appropriate salicylaldehyde derivative. Three of these new compounds undergo gradual spin-transitions centred between 155-204 K in the solid state, that proceed to 35-50%… (More)
New iron(II) podand complexes have been prepared, by condensation of 2-(aminomethyl)-2-methyl-1,3-diaminopropane with 3 equiv of a heterocyclic aldehyde in the presence of hydrated Fe[BF(4)](2) or Fe[ClO(4)](2) as templates. The 2-(aminomethyl)-2-methyl-1,3-diaminopropane is prepared in situ by deprotonation of its trihydrochloride salt. The chloride must… (More)
Neutral tetrakis(methylimidazole) (1) and the novel cationic tetrakis(methylimidazolium) (2) calixarenes have been prepared and their solid-state and solution behaviour examined. The neutral imidazole forms a mono-zwitterion at elevated temperature, a feature that has been observed both in solution and in the solid-state. The cationic imidazolium exhibits a… (More)
Rapid access to rigid rods: A method is described for the synthesis of 3-O-alkylated aromatic oligobenzamide foldamers that could be used for assembly of libraries of α-helix mimetic inhibitors of protein-protein interactions (see scheme; Fmoc=9-fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl).
Single crystal and powder samples of [Co(terpy)(2)][BF(4)](2) are low spin below 100 K but show a typically gradual thermal spin-transition on warming, centred near 270 K. However, the spin-crossover exhibits an unusual and pronounced discontinuity above room temperature, when the material is ca. 87% high-spin. A crystallographic study at nine temperatures… (More)
Two salts of [FeL2](2+) (L = 2,6-bis[5-methyl-1H-pyrazol-3-yl]pyridine) are isostructural under ambient conditions but show different thermal spin-crossover behaviour, involving a variety of crystallographic phase changes.