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Issue 6, 2009
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Structural and chemical complexity in multicomponent inorganic–organic framework materials

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Abstract

A family of coordination polymers with remarkable structural and chemical complexity is produced when Cu and Zn are combined with 5-hydroxyisophthalic acid and 4,4′-bipyridyl. The structures of these four- and five-component phases are fully ordered, with the two metals occupying different sites and the ligands playing distinct bridging roles in each structure. In one five-component phase, oxalate forms as a product of partial ligand decomposition and is incorporated alongside the two original ligands into the resultant solid. The valence of Cu and the Cu/Zn ratios differ between the phases, in spite of similar synthetic conditions.

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The article was received on 19 Nov 2008, accepted on 06 Jan 2009 and first published on 10 Feb 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B820718F
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2009,11, 980-985

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    Structural and chemical complexity in multicomponent inorganic–organic framework materials

    R. K. Feller and A. K. Cheetham, CrystEngComm, 2009, 11, 980
    DOI: 10.1039/B820718F

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