Helicates : Tetra‐ and Pentanuclear Double Helix Complexes of CuI and Poly(bipyridine) Strands

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1095-1097
Journal / PublicationAngewandte Chemie (International Edition)
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1988
Externally publishedYes


Inorganic double helices having 2 and 2.5 turns are formed by the tetra‐ and penta(bipyridine) ligands 1 and 2, respectively, upon addition of Cu1 salts. These polynuclear complexes, in which the copper ions are aligned like a string of pearls, are estimated to be about 22 and 27 nm long, respectively. (Figure Presented.) Copyright © 1988 by VCH Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Germany

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