Next Article in Journal / Special Issue
Polymer Directed Protein Assemblies
Previous Article in Journal
Synthesis of Glycopolymer Architectures by Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization
Previous Article in Special Issue
One-Dimensional Coordination Polymers of Lanthanide Cations to Cucurbit[7]uril Built Using a Range of Tetrachloride Transition-Metal Dianion Structure Inducers
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Polymers 2013, 5(2), 527-575; doi:10.3390/polym5020527

Structural Diversity of Metallosupramolecular Assemblies Based on the Bent Bridging Ligand 4,4′-Dithiodipyridine

1
Lehrstuhl für Analytische Chemie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstraße 150, Bochum 44780, Germany
2
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1, Mülheim an der Ruhr 45470, Germany
3
Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Landoltweg 1, Aachen 52074, Germany
In memoriam Dr. Ulrich Siering (1957–2012).
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 2 April 2013 / Revised: 30 April 2013 / Accepted: 3 May 2013 / Published: 21 May 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Supramolecular Chemistry and Self-Assembly)

Abstract

4,4′-Dithiodipyridine (dtdp), also termed 4,4′-dipyridyldisulfide, is a bridging ligand of the 4,4′-bipyridine type. The introduction of the disulfide moiety inevitably leads to a relatively rigid angular structure, which exhibits axial chirality. More than 90 metal complexes containing the dtdp ligand have been crystallographically characterised until now. This review focuses on the preparation and structural diversity of discrete and polymeric metallosupramolecular assemblies constructed from dtdp as bridging ligands. These encompass metallamacrocycles with M2L2 topology and coordination polymers with periodicity in one or two dimensions. One-dimensional coordination polymers represent the vast majority of the metallosupramolecular structures obtained from dtdp. These include repeated rhomboids, zigzag, helical and arched chains among other types. In this contribution, we make an attempt to provide a comprehensive account of the structural data that are currently available for metallosupramolecular assemblies based on the bent bridging ligand dtdp. View Full-Text
Keywords: self-assembly; metallamacrocycle; coordination polymer; crystal engineering; 4,4′-dithiodipyridine; 4,4′-dipyridyldisulfide self-assembly; metallamacrocycle; coordination polymer; crystal engineering; 4,4′-dithiodipyridine; 4,4′-dipyridyldisulfide
Figures

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Seidel, R.W.; Goddard, R.; Oppel, I.M. Structural Diversity of Metallosupramolecular Assemblies Based on the Bent Bridging Ligand 4,4′-Dithiodipyridine. Polymers 2013, 5, 527-575.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Polymers EISSN 2073-4360 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top