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Diverse binding of important anions in 1-D tricopper anion coordination polymer (ACP) architectures

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With the idea of supramolecular hosts encircling monoanions, a series of urea-containing trinuclear cationic copper complexes were designed, prepared and structurally analyzed. Copper(I) acetylides [Cu3(μ-dppm)331-C[triple bond, length as m-dash]CC6H4-4-NHC(O)NHC6H4-4-R)2]+ (dppm = bis(diphenylphosphino)methane; R = NO2 (1), CF3 (2), Cl (3), H (4), tBu (5), and OCH3 (6)) were prepared with F, BF4, or NO3 present as the anion. Eight 1-D anion coordination polymers (ACPs), 1·F, 2·F, 3·BF4, 4·F, 5·F, 5·BF4, 5·NO3 and 6·0.5F·0.5BF4, were clearly determined by X-ray diffraction. Diversity in the polymeric architecture is generated by both the choice of R-group used and anion present. 2·F, 3·BF4, 4·F, and 5·F show linear 1-D structures; 5·BF4 and 5·NO3 feature single-stranded helical structures; 1·F and 6·0.5F·0.5BF4 exhibit meso-helical structures. Solid state UV-vis absorption and luminescence properties are also discussed.

Graphical abstract: Diverse binding of important anions in 1-D tricopper anion coordination polymer (ACP) architectures

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The article was received on 13 Jan 2017, accepted on 31 Mar 2017 and first published on 31 Mar 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00087A
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 2349-2358
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    Diverse binding of important anions in 1-D tricopper anion coordination polymer (ACP) architectures

    Y. Zhou, Z. Wei, Z. Lin, H. Ling, Z. Guo, M. Zhang, C. Lam, B. Ye and H. Chao, CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 2349
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00087A

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