Francesco A. Devillanova

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The coordination chemistry of the N-aminopropyl pendant arm derivatives (L1c-4c) of the mixed donor macrocyclic ligands [12]aneNS2O, [12]aneNS3, [12]aneN2SO, and [15]aneNS2O2(L1a-4a) towards Cu(II), Zn(II), Cd(II), Hg(II), and Pb(II) in aqueous solution has been investigated. The protonation and stability constants with the aforementioned metal ions were(More)
Two new ligands 7-anthracenylmethyl-13-methylpyridyl-1,4,10-trioxa-7,13-diazacyclopentadecane (L4) and 7-anthracenylmethyl-13-(2,2-dimethyl-2-hydroxyethyl)-1,4,10-trioxa-7,13-diazacyclopentadecane (L(5)) have been synthesized and characterized. Both derive from 7-anthracenylmethyl-1,4,10-trioxa-7,13-diazacyclopentadecane (L(3)) and differ for having a(More)
The coordination chemistry of three new quinoline pendant arm derivatives of [9]aneN(3) (L(1), L(2)) and [9]aneN(2)S (L(3)) toward Cu(II), Zn(II), Cd(II), Hg(II), and Pb(II) has been investigated both in solution and in the solid state. The protonation constants for L(1)-L(3) and stability constants with the aforementioned metal ions have been determined(More)
The macrocycles L(1)-L(3) incorporating N(2)S(3)-, N(2)S(2)O-, and N(2)S(2)-donor sets, respectively, and containing the 1,10-phenanthroline unit interact in acetonitrile solution with heavy metal ions such as Pb(II), Cd(II), and Hg(II) to give 1:1 ML, 1:2 ML(2), and 2:1 M(2)L complex species, which specifically modulate the photochemical properties of the(More)
The antithyroid drug methimazole (MMI) reacts with molecular iodine to form, in a multistep process, 1-methylimidazole as final product. In this process, the charge transfer complex MMI-I 2 and the ionic disulfide [(C 4H 6N 2S-) 2] (2+) ( 1, dication MMI disulfide) have been isolated and their X-ray crystal structures solved. Dication MMI disulfide(More)
Interaction of methimazole (MMI, 1-methyl-imidazole-2-thione) with I2 in solvents having different polarity gives two new stable compounds containing a dication disulfide and a monocation disulfide arranged in dimers, respectively. These two species could represent effective intermediates in the reaction of MMI with an active iodine species in the thyroid(More)
The NBO charge distribution calculated at DFT level on the [LEX](+) species [LE=N,N'-dimethylbenzoimidazole-2(3H)-thione (3) and -2(3H)-selone (4)(Scheme 1); X=I, Br] suggests that the most likely products from the reaction 3 of 4 and with IBr are the 10-X-2 charge-transfer (CT) adduct and the 10-Se-3 "T-shaped" hypervalent adduct featuring a linear(More)
The reaction of the neutral dithiolene [Pd(Et2timdt)2] (Et2timdt = formally monoreduced diethylimidazolidine-2,4,5-trithione) with an excess of Br2 yielded few crystals of [1(Et) x 2Br](2+)(Br-)2(Br2)3 as a by-product (1(Et) = 4,5,9,10-tetrathiocino-[1,2-b:5,6-b']-1,3,6,8-tetraethyl-diimidazolyl-2,7-dithione); X-ray diffraction analysis showed that this(More)
The synthesis and spectroscopic characterisation of the products obtained by treatment of N,N'-dimethylimidazolidine-2-thione (1), N,N'-dimethylimidazolidine-2-selone (2), N,N'-dimethylbenzoimidazole-2-thione (3) and N,N'-dimethylbenzoimidazole-2-selone (4) with Br2 in MeCN are reported, together with the crystal structures of the 10-E-3, T-shaped adducts 2(More)
The P-N bond hydrolysis of the 4-methoxyphenyl-ammonium ethylamido-phosphonodithioato ligand during its complexation to NiII leads to the first example of phosphonodithioato nickel(II) complex having a cis configuration; this complex is stabilised in the solid state by an extensive and intricate network of hydrogen bondings involving the released(More)