Authors: Ebbert, Kristina E.
Schneider, Laura
Platzek, André
Drechsler, Christoph
Chen, Bin
Rudolf, Robin
Clever, Guido H.
Title: Resolution of minor size differences in a family of heteroleptic coordination cages by trapped ion mobility ESI-MS
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: We report a complex system of heteroleptic coordination cages based on the combination of four bismonodentate ligands whose backbones only slightly differ in shape and length. cis-[Pd2L2L’2] assemblies cleanly form after addition of PdII cations to a 1 : 1 mixture of two shape-complementary ligands, each. When three or even all four ligands are used in combination, the unambiguous discrimination of all individual species in the product mixture becomes difficult by conventional NMR spectroscopic and mass spectrometric methods. Due to steric constraints, the system is restricted to the formation of ten different coordination cages in total, two of which are isomeric. We show that high-resolution trapped ion mobility mass spectrometry (TIMS) allows the clear differentiation of all ten species. Observed size trends could be readily reproduced by the calculation of theoretical values for collisional cross sections (CCS) from geometry-optimized models.
Subject Headings: Heteroleptic coordination cages
Supramolecular chemistry
High-resolution trapped ion mobility mass spectrometry (TIMS)
In silico CCS
Issue Date: 2019-06-28
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