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Transition Metal Complexes of Some Azamacrocycles and Their Use in Molecular Recognition

[ Vol. 4 , Issue. 4 ]


Jens Geduhn, Thomas Walenzyk and Burkhard Konig   Pages 390 - 412 ( 23 )


Azamacrocycles show high affinity for the complexation of a wide range of transition metals. By additional reversibly coordinated ligands, these metal complexes have shown to be interesting tools for molecular recognition, especially for biological systems. Herein, the role of metal complexes of 1,4,8,11-tetraaza-cyclotetradecane ([14]aneN4 or cyclam), 1,4,7,10-tetraaza-cyclododecane ([12]aneN4 or cyclen), 1,5,9-triaza-cyclododecane ([12]aneN3), 1,4,7-triaza-cyclononane ([9]aneN3 or TACN) is reviewed.


Azamacrocycles, molecular recognition, transition metal complexes, cyclam, cyclen, TACN


Organische Chemie, Universitat Regensburg, Universitatsstr. 31, 93040 Regensburg, Germany.

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