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Synthesis of a new azamacrocyclic receptor with pendant-arms methylpyridine
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1  Facultad de Química, Avenida de las Ciencias s/n Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela



Macrocyclic compounds with pendant-arms are designed with two principal aims: modification of the coordinating properties of the parent ligand, and introduction of the ancillary groups in order to provide a specific application in a particular area of scientific research such as bioinorganic chemistry [1], anionic receptors [2], contrast agents in medicine [3], and so forth.The synthesis of a new trans-substituted organic ligand with methylpyridine groups stemming from a precursor with secondary amines, allows to optimize its ability to coordinate to transition metals and lanthanide ions [4].


[1] D. E. Fenton, “Biocoordination Chemistry”, Oxford University Press. 1993.

[2] J. K. Lee, J. Na, T. H. Kim, Y.-S. Kim, H. Won, T. S. Lee, “Synthesis of polyhydroxybenzoxazole-based colorimetric chemosensor for anionic species”, Materials Science and Engineering, 2004, 24, 261.

[3] M. Botta, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2000, 399.

[4] K. P. Wainwright, Adv. Inorg. Chem., 2001, 52, 293.


This work was made possible thanks to the financial support received from the Xunta de Galicia (Galicia, Spain) under the Grupos de Referencia Competitiva Programme (Project GRC2015/009). F.L.−M. thanks the Spanish Ministry of Education (grant FPU13/05014).

Keywords: Macrocyclic, methylpyridine, lanthanide