Discrimination between magnesium(II) and calcium(II) by 1,4,7-tris(2-hydroxyalkyl)-1,4,7-triazacyclononane ligands

Jurriaan Huskens, A. Dean Sherry

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The title ligands and their possible diastereomeric forms show large selectivity differences for complexation of MgII and CaII which are related to the twist angle of the plane of coordinating hydroxy groups relative to the plane of macrocyclic ring nitrogens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)845-846
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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