Synthesis of tris((3-isoquinolyl)methyl)amine and bis((2-pyridyl)methyl)-(3-isoquinolyl)methylamine

Jinqi Xu, Chang Lin Chuang, James W. Canary

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The tripodal ligands tris((3-isoquinolyl)methyl)amine (TIQA) and bis((2-pyridyl)methyl)-(3-isoquinolyl)methylamine were synthesized from isoquinoline-3-carboxylic acid in four steps and 28 and 31% overall yield, respectively. These ligands are structurally related to the important ligand tris((2-pyridyl)methyl)amine (TPA). Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry experiments indicate that TIQA forms complexes with CuCl2, ZnCl2 and CdI2 similar to those observed with TPA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 15 1997


  • Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry
  • Isoquinoline ligand
  • Tripodal ligand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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