Pyridylborates as a New Type of Robust Scorpionate Ligand: From Metal Complexes to Polymeric Materials

Gajanan M. Pawar, John B. Sheridan, Frieder Jäkle

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The importance of scorpionate ligands in modern coordination chemistry continues to increase, because of their outstanding versatility, tunability and user-friendliness. Herein, we provide a short overview of recent developments in the classes of scorpionate ligands, derived from pyrazoles, triazoles, imidazoles, oxazolines, thioimidazoles and other similar systems, followed by an in-depth discussion of a new type of robust and tunable scorpionate ligand, tris(2-pyridyl)borates. The structure and synthesis of tris(2-pyridyl)borate (Tpyb) ligands are discussed, and key features of coordination of Tpyb ligands with metal ions, as well as supramolecular crystal packing, transmetallation and applications in metallo-supramolecular polymer chemistry are addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2227-2235
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number15-16
StatePublished - Jun 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Inorganic Chemistry


  • Metallopolymers
  • Poly(pyrazolyl)borates
  • Scorpionate ligands
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Tripodal ligands


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