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Structural variation of transition metal coordination polymers based on bent carboxylate and flexible spacer ligand: polymorphism, gas adsorption and SC-SC transmetallation

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Reaction of the bent dicarboxylate ligand H2OBA (H2OBA = 4,4′-oxybisbenzoic acid) and the flexible linker 1,4-bis(3-pyridyl)-2,3-diaza-1,3-butadiene (L1), under diverse reaction conditions, forms two polymorphic Co(II) coordination polymers (CPs): {[Co(OBA)(L1)]·DMF}n (1), as a three dimensional (3D) framework with a pcu alpha-Po primitive cubic topology, and {[Co(OBA)(L1)]·DMF}n, (2), as a two dimensional (2D) structure with a 6-c uninodal net topology. Gas adsorption measurements of the desolvated Co(II) CPs show negligible uptake of all gases in 1, while 2 exhibits moderate uptake of CO2, with good selectivity over N2 and CH4. With Zn(II), reaction of H2OBA and L1 produces a different 2D CP, {[Zn0.5(OBA)0.5(L1)0.5]}n (3). Finally, three isostructural Cd(II) CPs, {[Cd(OBA)(L1)]·DMF}n (4), {[Cd(OBA)(L1)]·DEF}n (5), and {[Cd(OBA)(L1)]·DMA}n (6) (DMF = N,N-dimethylformamide, DEF = N,N-diethylformamide, DMA = N,N-dimethylacetamide), that differ only in the lattice solvent molecules and show 2D structural arrangements are prepared. Interestingly, CP 4 undergoes single-crystal to single-crystal (SC-SC) transmetallation reaction at room temperature, yielding isostructural {[Cu(OBA)(L1)]·DMF}n (7) that cannot be synthesized independently. Moreover, the luminescence properties of compounds 1, 2, 3, and 4 have been studied in the solid state at room temperature. All the complexes are characterized by elemental analysis, IR, TGA, PXRD and single crystal X-ray diffraction.

Graphical abstract: Structural variation of transition metal coordination polymers based on bent carboxylate and flexible spacer ligand: polymorphism, gas adsorption and SC-SC transmetallation

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The article was received on 21 Jan 2016, accepted on 17 Feb 2016 and first published on 17 Feb 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00151C
CrystEngComm, 2016,18, 4323-4335

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    Structural variation of transition metal coordination polymers based on bent carboxylate and flexible spacer ligand: polymorphism, gas adsorption and SC-SC transmetallation

    A. Pal, S. Chand, S. Senthilkumar, S. Neogi and M. C. Das, CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 4323
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00151C

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