Avoiding cross-linking in iron-polyphosphazene metallo-polymers

Ross J. Davidson, Eric W. Ainscough, Andrew M. Brodie, Mark R. Waterland, Harry R. Allcock, Mark D. Hindenlang, Guy N.L. Jameson

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Two new polyphosphazene ligands containing 1,10-phenanthrolin-2-olate (L1) and 2,2-bipyridine-6-olate moieties (L2) with 5,5-di-tert-butylbiphenyl-2,2-bis(olate) co-substituents were synthesised and then reacted with Fe(Pyridine)4(NCS)2. Variable temperature Mössbauer and electronic absorbance spectroscopies were used to establish the physical behaviour of the new iron-polyphosphazenes. By attaching two bidentate ligands to a geminal phosphorus atom a pseudo tetradentate ligand can be formed that prevents cross-linking when iron is coordinated to the polyphosphazene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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