Redox behavior of cyclo[6]pyrrole in the formation of a uranyl complex

Patricia J. Melfi, Kuk Kim Sung, Tae Lee Jeong, Frédéric Bolze, Daniel Seidel, Vincent M. Lynch, Jacqueline M. Veauthier, Andrew J. Gaunt, Mary P. Neu, Zhongping Ou, Karl M. Kadish, Shunichi Fukuzumi, Kei Ohkubo, Jonathan L. Sessler

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A uranyl complex, the first metal complex to be formed from the cyclo[n]pyrrole series of expanded porphyrins, is formed when cyclo[6]pyrrole is treated with the uranyl cation under aerobic conditions. Spectroscopic, spectroelectrochemical, and electron spin resonance data of this species are consistent with the ligand in the complex being oxidized to an antiaromatic form.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5143-5145
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number13
StatePublished - 25 Jun 2007


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