We attempted the calculation of an accurate equilibrium constant for the dimerization process of enantiomerically pure Zn-1 using UV-vis dilution experiments. At millimolar concentration Zn-1 is involved in a chemical exchange process between its monomeric and dimeric state that is slow on the 1H NMR timescale. We performed variable-temperature 1H NMR experiments in CDCl3 solution to determine the dimerization constant value at different temperatures and performed a van’t Hoff plot to derive the thermodynamic parameters of the process. The calculated thermodynamic data revealed that the dimerization process is entropy-driven and enthalpically opposed. We also probed the coordination of quinuclidine, 1-azabicyclo[2.2.2]octane, 2, to the Zn-1 using UV-vis and 1H NMR titrations in CDCl3 solution. At micromolar concentration the Zn-1 exclusively exists in solution as a monomer and forms a simple 1:1, 2⋅Zn−1
Study of the coordination of quinuclidine to a chiral zinc phthalocyanine dimer
J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines 2016, 20, 1224 .