A new supramolecular macrocyclic host incorporated with ruthenocene ionosphere-synthesis and X-ray crystal structure of N,N′,N″-tris(ruthenocenylmethyl)-1,4,7-triazacyclononane perchlorate

Ye Gao Yin, Kung Kai Cheung, Wing Tak Wong

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The supramolecular host molecule N,N′,N″-tris(ruthenocenylinethyl)-1,4,7-triazacyclononane perchlorate [LH] ClO4was prepared and its molecular structure was determined by single crystal X-ray analysis. The guest proton was localized on one of the aza atoms of the macrocycle (N-H: 0.71 Å). Cyclic voltammetric measurement displays an irreversible oxidation wave at 0.84 V and is attributable to the oxidation of RuIIto RuIIIof the appended metallocenes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2889-2891
Number of pages3
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Molecular structure
  • Protonation
  • Ruthenocene
  • Supramolecular host
  • Tacn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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