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Architectural control of urea in supramolecular 1D strontium vanadium oxide chains

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Abstract

A facile bottom-up approach for the controlled self-assembly of infinite strontium vanadium oxide chains is presented. Two novel one-dimensional strontium-linked polyoxovanadate chains have been isolated by linkage of decavanadate clusters with strontium(II) ions. To control the architecture dimensions, urea was used as a critical control parameter which allowed tuning of the intra- and intermolecular spacings within the crystal lattice. Using N,N-dimethyl formamide (DMF) and urea as stabilizing ligands, a supramolecular structure, {[Sr(dmf)3(CON2H4)2][Sr(dmf)2(CON2H4)2][H2V10O28]} (1) was obtained where cluster linkage is achieved through urea-bridged strontium dimers. In the absence of urea, a purely strontium-linked supramolecular architecture, {[Sr(dmf)4]2[H2V10O28]} (2), is formed. The chain architectures were characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction, elemental analysis, UV-Vis and FT-IR spectroscopy. In order to learn about the assembly and dis-assembly of 1D architectures ESI-mass-spectrometry was performed. The results show how simple organic ligands may be used to engineer the crystal lattice and illustrate that further work is needed to understand the exact mode of action of the urea ligands.

Graphical abstract: Architectural control of urea in supramolecular 1D strontium vanadium oxide chains

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The article was received on 02 Dec 2014, accepted on 08 Jan 2015 and first published on 15 Jan 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03691C
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Citation: Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 4195-4199
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    Architectural control of urea in supramolecular 1D strontium vanadium oxide chains

    B. Schwarz and C. Streb, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 4195
    DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03691C

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