Diastereoselectivity in the self-assembly of As2L2Cl2 macrocycles is directed by the As-pi interaction.

Abstract

The As-pi interaction, in conjunction with reversible As-thiolate bond formation, is used to direct the self-assembly of dinuclear As2L2Cl2 (L = a dithiolate) macrocycles that exist as equilibrium mixtures of both syn and anti diastereomers. The diastereomeric excess of these self-assembly reactions is controlled in a predictable manner by prudent choice of different achiral, isomeric ligands. A general method for the preparation of As2L2Cl2 macrocycles is established, and strategies to control the diastereoselective self-assembly of regioisomeric macrocycles in solution and the crystalline state are described. A mechanism for the interconversion between diastereomers (a slow process on the NMR time scale) is suggested, and variable-temperature NMR spectroscopic data show that the diastereomeric excess (de) decreases with increasing temperature. anti-As2(L2,6)2Cl2 crystallizes in monoclinic space group P2(1)/n with a = 6.3949(13), b = 19.675(4), c = 10.967(2) A, beta = 106.817(3) degrees , and Z = 2. anti-As2(L1,5)2Cl2 crystallizes in monoclinic space group P2(1)/c with a = 6.813(4), b = 19.085(12), c = 10.277(6) A, beta = 107.788(10) degrees , and Z = 4. syn-As2(L1,4)2Cl2.CHCl3 crystallizes in triclinic space group P(-) with a = 19.313(4), b = 19.923(4), c = 24.508(5) A, alpha = 78.110(4) degrees , beta = 78.860(5) degrees , gamma = 89.183(5) degrees , and Z = 12. As2(L1,4)2Cl2.C6H6 crystallizes in monoclinic space group P2(1)/n with a = 10.3332(7), b = 34.375(2), c = 17.8593(12) A, beta = 98.9650(10) degrees , and Z = 8.

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@article{Cangelosi2007DiastereoselectivityIT, title={Diastereoselectivity in the self-assembly of As2L2Cl2 macrocycles is directed by the As-pi interaction.}, author={Virginia M Cangelosi and Aaron C. Sather and Lev N. Zakharov and Orion B Berryman and Darren W Johnson}, journal={Inorganic chemistry}, year={2007}, volume={46 22}, pages={9278-84} }