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Issue 16, 1999
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Two- and three-dimensional CuSCN co-ordination networks including new CuSCN structural motifs

Abstract

The reaction of CuSCN with linear bridging N-donor ligands afforded two- and three-dimensional networks depending on the ligand used. Reaction of two equivalents of CuSCN with one equivalent of pyrazine in ethanol and aqueous ammonia afforded the three-dimensional network [Cu2(SCN)2(pyz)]. Replacing pyrazine with 4,4′-bipyridyl under the same conditions gave a different three-dimensional network [Cu2(SCN)2(4,4′-bipy)]. In contrast two-dimensional sheets of [Cu2(SCN)2(bpe)] (bpe = 1,2-trans-(4-pyridyl)ethene) were isolated from the reaction of CuSCN with bpe in a 2∶1 ratio. The structures of both [Cu2(SCN)2(pyz)] and [Cu2(SCN)2(4,4′-bipy)] are constructed from (CuSCN) layers linked in a herringbone fashion by the bridging N-donor ligands to afford three-dimensional networks. The complex [Cu2(SCN)2(bpe)], however, shows two-dimensional sheets which are formed from (CuSCN) stair-polymers bridged by bpe ligands.

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J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1999, 2813-2817
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Two- and three-dimensional CuSCN co-ordination networks including new CuSCN structural motifs

A. J. Blake, N. R. Brooks, N. R. Champness, M. Crew, L. R. Hanton, P. Hubberstey, S. Parsons and M. Schröder, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 1999, 2813
DOI: 10.1039/A903218E

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