PdII complexes of [44]-and [46]decaphyrins: The largest hückel aromatic and antiaromatic, and Möbius aromatic macrocycles

Tomoki Yoneda, Young Mo Sung, Jong Min Lim, Dongho Kim, Atsuhiro Osuka

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Reductive metalation of [44]decaphyrin with [Pd2-(dba)3] provided a Hückel aromatic [46]decaphyrin PdII complex, which was readily oxidized upon treatment with DDQ to produce a Hückel antiaromatic [44]decaphyrin PdII complex. In CH2Cl2 solution the latter complex underwent slow tautomerization to a Möbius aromatic [44]decaphyrin PdII complex which exists as a mixture of conformers in dynamic equilibrium. To the best of our knowledge, these three PdII complexes represent the largest Hückel aromatic, Hückel antiaromatic, and Möbius aromatic complexes to date.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13169-13173
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov 24

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  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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