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Zwitterionic macrocyclic metal sulfate extractants containing 3-dialkylaminomethylsalicylaldimine units.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003)
Publication Date
Issue
2
Pages
313–318
Identifiers
PMID: 15356729
Source
Medline
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Abstract

10,25-Di-tert-alkyl-14,21-dimethyl-3,6,14,21-tetraazatricyclo[21.3.1.18,12]octacosa-1(27),2,6,8,10,12(28),23,25-octaene-27,28-diol macrocycles form Ni(II) and Cu(II) complexes in which the metal cation and the sulfate anion are bound in separated sites in a zwitterionic form of the ligand. The nonyl-substituted macrocycle shows a higher affinity for SO(4)(2-) and a lower binding strength for Cu(2+) than open chain analogues, the pH-dependences for which fall in ranges which allow loading of CuSO(4) at pH approximately 4 and easy stripping to recycle the ligand. X-Ray structure determinations of the Cu(II) and Ni(II) sulfate complexes of the tert-butyl substituted ligand suggest that the de-tuning of M(2+)-binding results from a distortion from planarity of the "salen" N(2)O(2)(2-) donor set imposed by the incorporation of the hexamethylene strap in the ligand and reveal that the sulfate is bound as a hydrate in a 2:2:2:2, ligand-M(2+)-SO(4)(2-)-H(2)O, assembly.

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