Flexible macrocycles as versatile supports for catalytically active metal clusters.
- Author(s): Ryan, Jason D;
- Gagnon, Kevin J;
- Teat, Simon J;
- McIntosh, Ruaraidh D
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttp://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2016/cc/c6cc00478d#!divAbstract
Here we present three structurally diverse clusters stabilised by the same macrocyclic polyphenol; t-butylcalixarene. This work demonstrates the range of conformations the flexible ligand is capable of adopting, highlighting its versatility in metal coordination. In addition, a Ti complex displays activity for the ring-opening polymerisation of lactide.