Non-conventional hydrogen bonding and dispersion forces that support embedding mesitylgold into a tailored bis(amidine) framework

Janet Arras, Kennesaw State University
Omar Ugarte Trejo, Kennesaw State University
Nattamai Bhuvanesh, Texas A&M University
Michael Stollenz, Kennesaw State University


A bis(amidine) ligand operates as a molecular lock for two AuMes fragments. The resulting complex retains a flexible double macrocycle with two non-conventional N-H⋯Cipso hydrogen bonds and distinct intramolecular dispersion forces. Instead of unfolding of the double-ring structure through bond rupture in solution, a conformational ring inversion is observed. This journal is