A belted monofacial ionophore featuring high selectivity for lithium ion complexation

Leo A. Paquette, Jinsung Tae, Eugene R. Hickey, Robin D. Rogers

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Despite its preferred equatorial conformation in the solid state and in solution, the cis,cis-trispiro ether 1 binds readily and strongly to lithium ions. The 2:1 sandwich complex 2 is initially formed and transformed progressively into the 1:1 species 3 upon the addition of more LiClO4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1409-1411
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1999 May 17


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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