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Metal–organic frameworks built from achiral 3-(5-(pyridin-4-yl)-4H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)benzoic acid: syntheses and structures of metal(II) complexes

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Using a novel flexible achiral ligand, 3-(5-(pyridin-4-yl)-4H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)benzoic acid (HL), four metal(II)-complexes formulated as ZnL2·2H2O (1), CdL2(H2O)2·8H2O (2) and ML2(H2O)·H2O (M = Co 3 and Ni 4) have been hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Complexes 1, 3 and 4 all feature a uninodal 2D layer with a 44-sql topology, and two such (4,4) nets interpenetrate in a parallel manner. Complex 2 exhibits a similar 44-sql topology, but no interpenetration is observed in complex 2. Among the four complexes, only complex 1 is a homochiral network, which is evidenced by the CD spectrum. In complex 1, packing of the 2D layers generates a 41 screw axis along the c direction, and two-fold axes along the a and b directions, respectively. In complex 2, the Zn(II) center lies about an inversion center, giving rise to the centrosymmetric structure of complex 2. In complexes 3 and 4, packing of the 2D units generates a 21 screw axis along the c direction in the two complexes, and an inversion center is found between two neighboring 2-fold interpenetrated layers. The work indicates that the chirality of the space group for the homochiral complex 1 comes from the supramolecular packing of the 2D layers.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic frameworks built from achiral 3-(5-(pyridin-4-yl)-4H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)benzoic acid: syntheses and structures of metal(ii) complexes

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The article was received on 28 Jun 2013, accepted on 16 Sep 2013 and first published on 18 Sep 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT51736E
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 145-151
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    Metal–organic frameworks built from achiral 3-(5-(pyridin-4-yl)-4H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)benzoic acid: syntheses and structures of metal(II) complexes

    Y. Gong, M. M. Zhang, W. Hua, J. L. Sun, H. F. Shi, P. G. Jiang, F. H. Liao and J. H. Lin, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 145
    DOI: 10.1039/C3DT51736E

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