Research Article: 1,6-Bis[(2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridin-4′-yl)­oxy]hexa­ne

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.

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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 ▶).




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