Aggregation of imine-based metallo-supramolecular architectures through ??? interactions

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The design of supramolecular architectures based on isoquinoline-imine ligand systems is described. The isoquinoline affords an extended pi surface and the use of this surface to obtain self-recognition and consequent pi-pi aggregation is investigated. The approach is effective in that each of four complexes is observed to aggregate through these interactions. Other pi-pi interactions can interfere with the aggregation indicating that a larger pi-surface may be required to obtain complete control over the aggregation of the units.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2635-2642
Number of pages8
JournalDalton Transactions
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006