In this minireview, we give an overview on the use of the chiral molecule trans-1,2-diaminocyclohexane (DACH) in several fields of application. This chiral backbone is present in a variety of metal complexes which are employed in (enantioselective) catalysis, chiral discrimination, molecular recognition and supramolecular chemistry. Metal extraction and biochemical and pharmaceutical applications also use the DACH molecule. This contribution is particularly focused on the interesting chemical-physical properties discussed so far in the literature concerning lanthanide-based complexes containing chiral ligands characterized by the presence of DACH in the structure. In particular, the interconnection between luminescence (total and circularly polarized), structure and thermodynamics of Eu(III), Tb(III) and Sm(III) complexes will be discussed also in light of their use as optical or chiroptical probes for the sensing of important analytes dissolved in aprotic and protic polar solvents. Several complexes show potential interest in the solid state as phosphors for light emitting devices or for the detection of volatile organic compounds.

Lanthanide‐Based Complexes Containing a Chiral trans‐1,2‐Diaminocyclohexane (DACH) Backbone: Spectroscopic Properties and Potential Applications

Piccinelli, Fabio
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Nardon, Chiara;Bettinelli, Marco;
2022

Abstract

In this minireview, we give an overview on the use of the chiral molecule trans-1,2-diaminocyclohexane (DACH) in several fields of application. This chiral backbone is present in a variety of metal complexes which are employed in (enantioselective) catalysis, chiral discrimination, molecular recognition and supramolecular chemistry. Metal extraction and biochemical and pharmaceutical applications also use the DACH molecule. This contribution is particularly focused on the interesting chemical-physical properties discussed so far in the literature concerning lanthanide-based complexes containing chiral ligands characterized by the presence of DACH in the structure. In particular, the interconnection between luminescence (total and circularly polarized), structure and thermodynamics of Eu(III), Tb(III) and Sm(III) complexes will be discussed also in light of their use as optical or chiroptical probes for the sensing of important analytes dissolved in aprotic and protic polar solvents. Several complexes show potential interest in the solid state as phosphors for light emitting devices or for the detection of volatile organic compounds.
circularly polarized luminescence
chiroptical properties
lanthanides
optical sensing
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