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Multifarious ZnII and CdII coordination frameworks constructed by a versatile trans-1-(2-pyridyl)-2-(4-pyridyl)ethylene tecton and various benzenedicarboxyl ligands

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A new family of ZnII and CdII coordination complexes 1–8 with a multifunctional building block trans-1-(2-pyridyl)-2-(4-pyridyl)ethylene (bpe) have been prepared at ambient conditions in watermethanol solution, by varying the auxiliary benzenedicarboxyl co-ligands from the familiar isophthalic acid (H2ip) and terephthalic acid (H2tp) to their derivatives 5-hydroxylisophthalic acid (H2hip) and tetrabromo-terephthalic acid (H2tbta). Single-crystal X-ray diffraction indicates that these complexes display a variety of coordination motifs, from the discrete mononuclear species (8) to infinite 1-D (1 and 7), 2-D (3, 5, and 6), and 3-D (2 and 4) metal–organic networks. Furthermore, extended supramolecular architectures are constructed for these complexes via predictable secondary interactions such as hydrogen bonding and aromatic stacking. A comprehensive structural analysis and comparison of 1–8 reveals that their crystalline lattices can be properly regulated by a selection of different metal ions (ZnII or CdII) and benzenedicarboxyl co-ligands, as well as the versatile building functionality of the bpe tecton , which can be readily involved in both coordination and secondary interactions. Notably, this work first demonstrates that bpe can also be applied as an angular bridging spacer by using both the 4- and 2-pyridyl groups to construct novel CdII coordination frameworks.

Graphical abstract: Multifarious ZnII and CdII coordination frameworks constructed by a versatile trans-1-(2-pyridyl)-2-(4-pyridyl)ethylene tecton and various benzenedicarboxyl ligands

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The article was received on 22 Jun 2009, accepted on 01 Oct 2009 and first published on 29 Oct 2009


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B912001G
CrystEngComm, 2010,12, 834-844

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    Multifarious ZnII and CdII coordination frameworks constructed by a versatile trans-1-(2-pyridyl)-2-(4-pyridyl)ethylene tecton and various benzenedicarboxyl ligands

    C. Li, Q. Yu, Z. Zhang and M. Du, CrystEngComm, 2010, 12, 834
    DOI: 10.1039/B912001G

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