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Structural diversity and properties of M(ii) 4-carboxyl phenoxyacetate complexes with 0D-, 1D-, 2D- and 3D M-cpoa framework

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Nine new metal complexes with an asymmetric H2cpoa ligand, [Co(Hcpoa)2(bpe)2(H2O)2] (1), [Co(cpoa)(bpe)1.5(H2O)]·H2O (2), [Co(Hcpoa)2(4,4′-bpy)2] (3), [Co(4,4′-bpy)(H2O)4]·[Co(cpoa)2(H2O)2]·2H2O (4), [Ni(cpoa)(4,4′-bpy)(H2O)2] (5), [Ni(cpoa)(bpe)1.5(H2O)]·H2O (6), [Zn2(cpoa)2(bpe)(H2O)] (7), [Zn(cpoa)(bpe)0.5]·0.5(i-C3H7OH) (8) and [Zn(cpoa)(bpe)0.5]·0.5(n-C3H7OH) (9) (H2cpoa = 4-carboxyphenoxy acetic acid, bpe = 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethane, 4,4′-bpy = 4,4′-bipyridine) were synthesized under hydro/solvothermal conditions. X-ray single-crystal structural analyses reveal that they have metal–organic frameworks ranging from 0D (1), 1D (3, 4), 2D (5, 7, 8) to 3D structure (2, 6, 9). The reaction of the CoCl2/H2cpoa/bpe (1 : 1 : 1) system results in the formation of complex 1 at the starting pH of ca. 8, and complex 2 at 12. The reaction of CoCl2/H2cpoa/4,4′-bpy (1 : 1 : 1) forms complex 3 with a 1D chain structure, while a molar ratio of 1 : 1 : 0.5 leads to the formation of complex 4 with two 1D metal–organic frameworks of rarely reported homometal complex ion pairs. By changing the added organic solvent, the 2D layer framework of complex 8 and the microporous 3D framework of complex 9 were obtained under the same reaction conditions. The guest n-C3H7OH molecules occupy 1D channels in 9. Thermogravimetric and powder X-ray diffraction analyses show that the microporous 3D framework of 9 is maintained after the removal of the guest molecule. And a reversible dealcoholization/realcoholization process can be observed. The magnetic measurements show antiferromagnetic interactions between the metal ions in 2, 4 and 5, and antiferromagnetic interaction in the range of 300–18 K and ferromagnetic interaction between Ni(II) ions below 18 K in 6.

Graphical abstract: Structural diversity and properties of M(ii) 4-carboxyl phenoxyacetate complexes with 0D-, 1D-, 2D- and 3D M-cpoa framework

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The article was received on 07 Mar 2007, accepted on 26 Apr 2007 and first published on 15 May 2007


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B703429F
CrystEngComm, 2007,9, 653-667

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    Structural diversity and properties of M(II) 4-carboxyl phenoxyacetate complexes with 0D-, 1D-, 2D- and 3D M-cpoa framework

    W. Zhuang, X. Zheng, L. Li, D. Liao, H. Ma and L. Jin, CrystEngComm, 2007, 9, 653
    DOI: 10.1039/B703429F

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