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Molecular tectonics: from crystals to crystals of crystals

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Abstract

The in situ combination of MII cations (Co, Ni, Cu or Zn) with 2,4,6-pyridinetricarboxylic acid as a ligand, a bisamidinium dication as a H-bond donor tecton and NaOH leads to the formation of anionic metal complexes ML22− and their interconnection into isomorphous 3D H-bonded networks displaying different colours which were used as preformed seed crystals for the formation of crystals of crystals by 3D epitaxial growth.

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The article was received on 10 Jul 2013, accepted on 09 Oct 2013 and first published on 10 Oct 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45205K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 11209-11211
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    Molecular tectonics: from crystals to crystals of crystals

    G. Marinescu, S. Ferlay, N. Kyritsakas and M. W. Hosseini, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 11209
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45205K

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