Yuan, D, Cai, N, Xu, J, Miao, D, Zhang, S, Woodfine, SE, Plana, D, Hawes, CS and Watkinson, M (2020) A Series of Manganese(III) Salen Complexes as a Result of Team-Based Inquiry in a Transnational Education Programme. Chempluschem, 85 (6). 1210 - 1219. ISSN 2192-6506

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The development of a team-based approach to research-led transnational practical chemistry teaching is described in which a team of five Chinese students on an articulated transnational degree programme, supported by a team of academic and technical staff, carried out a study examining the structural chemistry of a series of manganese(III) salen complexes. A series of four crystallographically characterized manganese(III) salen complexes with ancillary carboxylate ligands are reported here. The carboxylate coordination modes range from the bridging syn-anti μ2 -κO : κO' mode observed in the predominant cyclohexanoate and isobutyrate species, to a capping terminal monodentate mode for the adamantanoate species, and an unusual mixture of bridging and terminal coordination modes observed in a second minor phase of the cyclohexanoate species. The variation on extended structures based on the weakly interacting aliphatic backbones may provide a useful basis for further structural studies.

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: crystal engineering; education; manganese; salen; team-based inquiry.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2020 14:50
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 09:54
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/8201

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