Unusual hydrothermal synthesis of a heteroaromatic macrocyclic complex

Eric Burkholder, Fenton Heirtzler, Laura Orian, Wayne Ouellette, Jon Zubieta

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Hydrothermal treatment of 2,3-bis(2′,6″-bipyridyl)quinoxaline, molybdenum trioxide, cupric acetate and water unexpectedly forms the Cu(II) complex of a planar, macrocyclic 2-acyl-6,2′-bipyridyl dimer, imbedded within a copper benzotrizolate-octamolybtate matrix. X-ray crystallographic characterization of this material, and scalar relativistic ZORA DFT modeling of the complex dication are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3700-3702
Number of pages3
Issue number18
StatePublished - Dec 12 2008


  • Copper
  • Hydrothermal
  • Macrocycle
  • Molybdenum
  • Structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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