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Vapour-driven crystal-to-crystal transformation showing interlocking switch of the coordination polymer chains between 1D and 3D

Abstract

A reversible transformation between 1D coordination polymer chains and 3D mechanically interlocked structure which involves interlocked open and closed linkages based on the [Cd(BCbpe)Cl2] chain, has been achieved through vapour-driving. Neither coordination mode nor composition of the 1D chain undergoes change during reversible rearrangement of the atoms generated by the breaking/formation of the coordination bonds. The cation-pi interaction pair plays a crucial role in transferring structural information, which may serve as “memory matrix” and “axle” to assist the molecules to undergo flip-flop motion with high synergy.

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The article was received on 13 Apr 2018, accepted on 17 May 2018 and first published on 18 May 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE00591E
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Vapour-driven crystal-to-crystal transformation showing interlocking switch of the coordination polymer chains between 1D and 3D

    L. Sun, R. Guo, X. Yang, S. Ma and J. Zhang, CrystEngComm, 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8CE00591E

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