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Crystal engineering of coordination polymers using 4,4′-bipyridine as a bond between transition metal atoms

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Abstract

Coordination polymers have attracted an enormous interest among chemists due to their novel physical and chemical properties. This review describes the role of 4,4′-bipyridine in discovering various coordination polymers with novel topologies that range from one-dimensional to three dimensional. The geometries of coordination polymers of bipy include linear, zigzag, four-fold helices, molecular antenna, ladder, railroad, double, triple and quadruple chains, bilayer, square and rectangular grid, honeycomb layers, Lincoln Logs, 3D frames, diamondoid, 42·82 and cubic networks.

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Submitted
02 May 2006
Accepted
11 Jul 2006
First published
16 Aug 2006

Chem. Commun., 2006, 4169-4179
Article type
Feature Article

Crystal engineering of coordination polymers using 4,4′-bipyridine as a bond between transition metal atoms

K. Biradha, M. Sarkar and L. Rajput, Chem. Commun., 2006, 4169
DOI: 10.1039/B606184B

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