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The Early Years of 2,2′-Bipyridine—A Ligand in Its Own Lifetime

Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, BPR 1096, Mattenstrasse 24a, CH-4058 Basel, Switzerland
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Molecules 2019, 24(21), 3951; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24213951
Received: 13 October 2019 / Revised: 27 October 2019 / Accepted: 29 October 2019 / Published: 31 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bipyridines: Synthesis, Functionalization and Applications)
The first fifty years of the chemistry of 2,2′-bipyridine are reviewed from its first discovery in 1888 to the outbreak of the second global conflict in 1939. The coordination chemistry and analytical applications are described and placed in the context of the increasingly sophisticated methods of characterization which became available to the chemist in this time period. Many of the “simple” complexes of 2,2′-bipyridine reported in the early literature have been subsequently shown to have more complex structures. View Full-Text
Keywords: 2,2′-bipyridine; synthesis; coordination chemistry; supramolecular chemistry; history 2,2′-bipyridine; synthesis; coordination chemistry; supramolecular chemistry; history
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Constable, E.C.; Housecroft, C.E. The Early Years of 2,2′-Bipyridine—A Ligand in Its Own Lifetime. Molecules 2019, 24, 3951.

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