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

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Abstract

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

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

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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, 2018,20, 3297-3301
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    Vapour-driven crystal-to-crystal transformation showing an interlocking switch of the coordination polymer chains between 1D and 3D

    L. Sun, R. Guo, X. Yang, S. Ma and J. Zhang, CrystEngComm, 2018, 20, 3297
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CE00591E

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