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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.

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Here we present three structurally diverse clusters stabilised by the same macrocyclic polyphenol; t-butylcalix[8]arene. 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.

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