Incorporation of 4,4'-Diaminodicyclohexylmethane in the Formation of a Series of Multi-Dentate Ligands and Selected Metal Complexes Thereof

Maurice, Shelby, Antoinette Mordi, Alexis Konja, Mustansir Husain, Sarah Vella, and Mark Benvenuto

A series of bis-bidentate ligands, each inclusive of 4,4'-diaminodicyclohexylmethane (DADCM), and two equivalents of a functional aldehyde, were generated through Schiff's base condensations. Synthesis and characterizations of the target ligands by NMR, and of selected metal complexes of them, will be presented and discussed.