Date Published: July 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Varvara I. Nikolayenko, Matthew P. Akerman, Craig D. Grimmer, Desigan Reddy.
The molecule of the title compound, C36H32N6O2, lies about an inversion center, located at the mid-point of the central C—C bond of the diether bridge. The terminal pyridine rings form dihedral angles of 4.67 (7) and 26.23 (7)° with the central ring. In the crystal, weak C—H⋯N and C—H⋯O interactions link the molecules into a three-dimensional network.
For the structure of the unsubstituted 2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine, see: Bessel et al. (1992 ▶). For the structure of the precursor to the title compound, 4′-chloro-2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine, see: Beves et al. (2006 ▶). For the structure of the 1,4-bis[(2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridin-4′-yl)oxy]-butane, see: Akerman et al. (2011 ▶). For a full review of functionalized 2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine complexes, see: Fallahpour (2003 ▶); Heller & Schubert (2003 ▶). For a comprehensive summary of platinum(II) terpyridine complexes, see: Newkome et al. (2008 ▶). For the structure of bis(2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridyl)ether, see: Constable et al. (1995 ▶). For the structure of related bis(terpyridine) compounds, linked by an alkoxy spacer, see: Constable et al. (2006 ▶). For the synthetic procedure, see: Constable et al. (2005 ▶); Van der Schilden (2006 ▶).