Synthesis of a series of multi-dentate podand ligands and initial complexation trials with transition metal cations

Payne, Jenna, Jennifer Roehl, and Mark Benvenuto

A seires of complexes have been produced, each utilizing multi-amines, to form ligands that should produce ligand-metal complexes with a wide variety of Lewis acids.  First attempts at the formation of complexes using transition metals as Lewis acids will be presented.