Mary McPartlin

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A new cationic complex, [99mTc(tetrofosmin)2O2]+, where tetrofosmin is the ether functionalized diphosphine ligand 1,2-bis[bis(2-ethoxyethyl)phosphino]ethane, has been synthesized and evaluated for potential use in myocardial perfusion imaging. The structure of the complex has been determined by x-ray crystallography of the 99Tc analog. In comparison with(More)
A new [2+2] tetra-hydrazone macrocyclic receptor was significantly amplified in a dynamic combinatorial library upon templation with alkaline earth metal ions. After optimisation the product could be isolated in 95% yield and its interaction with ions was investigated by NMR and UV-Vis spectroscopy.
Comparative X-ray crystallographic structure analyses have been carried out on seven cyclopenta[a]phenanthrenes, namely 15,16-dihydocyclopenta[a]phenanthren-17-one and its 2-, 6- and 12-methyl homologues (non-carcinogens) and the 7-and 11-methyl and 1,11-methano derivatives (carcinogens). All-valence-electron molecular-orbital calculations by the CNDO/2(More)
The room-temperature reactions of stannocene, Cp*(2)Sn, with a range of primary phosphines, RPH(2), result in diphosphanes [RP(H)P(H)R]. The reactions involving Cp*(2)SnCl(2), however, result in catalytic dehydrocoupling; the first example of main group metal catalysed dehydrocoupling to be identified.
Deprotonation of [Et(3)NH][C(5)(CN)(5)] with metal bases provides a very simple approach to coordination compounds containing the pentacyanocyclopentadienide anion [C(5)(CN)(5)](-) (1). The three-dimensional polymer [Na(thf)(1.5)(1)](∞) and the molecular dimer [{(tmeda)(2)Na(1)}(2)] are obtained by reaction of this precursor with NaH in the presence of thf(More)
The reaction of the dimeric phospha(III)zane [ClP(mu-Npy)]2 (1) (py = 2-pyridyl) with pyNHLi (2:1 equivalents, respectively) in THF/Et3N leads to rapid formation of the bicyclic nona-phospha(III)zane [[ClP(Npy)2]2-[P2(Npy)]] (2). This novel rearrangement can be rationalised by a mechanism involving "twisting (or swivelling)" of the central P(mu-Npy)P(More)
An aluminum ate base, i-Bu(3)Al(TMP)Li, has been designed and developed for regio- and chemoselective direct generation of functionalized aromatic aluminum compounds. Direct alumination followed by electrophilic trapping with I(2), Cu/Pd-catalyzed C-C bond formation, or direct oxidation with molecular O(2) proved to be a powerful tool for the preparation of(More)
Trimethylsilylation of 1,8-diaminonaphthalene gave 1,8-bis(trimethylsilylamino)naphthalene (1 a), which was in turn lithiated with two molar equivalents of n-butyllithium to give the tris(thf)-solvated dilithium diamide [1,8-[(Me(3)SiN)Li(thf)](2)C(10)H(6)](thf) (2 a). Metal exchange of 2 a with TlCl was carried out in two steps, via the previously(More)
The room-temperature reactions of Sn(NMe(2))(2) with less sterically demanding primary phosphines (RPH(2)) give the homoleptic phosphanediide compounds [SnPR](n) in high yields (R=tBu (1a), cyclohexyl (1b), 1-adamantyl (1c)). However, the room-temperature reaction of Mes*PH(2) (Mes*=2,4,6-tBu(3)C(6)H(2)) with Sn(NMe(2))(2) gives the model intermediate(More)
The facile syntheses and the structures of five new Cu(I) alkynyl clusters, [Cu(12)(hfac)(8)(C[triple chemical bond]CnPr)(4)(thf)(6)]xTHF (1), [Cu(12)(hfac)(8)(C[triple chemical bond]CtBu)(4)] (2), [Cu(12)(hfac)(8)(C[triple chemical bond]CSiMe(3))(4)] (3), [Cu(10)(hfac)(6)(C[triple chemical bond]CtBu)(4)(diethyl ether)]/[Cu(10)(hfac)(6)(C[triple chemical(More)