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Coordination polymers with pyridine-2,4,6-tricarboxylic acid and alkaline-earth/lanthanide/transition metals: synthesis and X-ray structures

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Pyridine-2,4,6-tricarboxylic acid (ptcH3) reacts with Cd(II), Mn(II), Ni(II), Mg(II), Ca(II), Sr(II), Ba(II), Dy(III) salts forming different products depending on the reaction conditions. In the presence of pyridine at room temperature the acetate, chloride or nitrate salt of Cd(II) breaks the ligand to form an open framework structure with the empirical formula, {[Cd(Ox)(H2O)2]H2O}n (Ox = oxalate), 1. In the absence of pyridine, no crystalline compound could be isolated at room temperature (RT). However, under hydrothermal conditions and in the absence of pyridine, a discrete tetrameric complex with the formula, {[Cd2(cda)2(H2O)4](H2O)3}2 (cdaH2 = 4-hydroxypyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid), 2, is formed where the carboxylate group at the 4-position of the ligand is reduced to a hydroxyl group. When Ni(II), Mn(II), Mg(II), Ca(II), Sr(II), Ba(II), Dy(III) salts are used in place of Cd(II), no crystalline product could be isolated at RT. But under hydrothermal conditions, coordination polymers ({[Ni1.5(ptc)(pip)0.5(H2O)4]·H2O}n, (pip = piperazine), 3; {Mn1.5(ptc)·2H2O}n, 4; {Mg3(ptc)2·8H2O}n, 5; {[Mg(ptc)(H2O)2]·1/2[Mg(H2O)6]·H2O}n, 6; {Ca1.5(ptc)·2H2O}n, 7; {Sr1.5(ptc)·5H2O}n, 8; {[Ba(ptc)(H2O)][Ba(ptcH2)H2O]}n, 9; {[Dy(ptc)·3H2O]·H2O}n, 10) are formed. The structures exhibit different dimensionality depending on the nature of the metal ions. In 1 a discrete acyclic water hexamer is also identified. All the compounds are characterized in the solid state by X-ray crystallography, IR and elemental analysis.

Graphical abstract: Coordination polymers with pyridine-2,4,6-tricarboxylic acid and alkaline-earth/lanthanide/transition metals: synthesis and X-ray structures

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The article was received on 14 Aug 2008, accepted on 24 Nov 2008 and first published on 26 Jan 2009


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B814066A
Dalton Trans., 2009, 1644-1658

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    Coordination polymers with pyridine-2,4,6-tricarboxylic acid and alkaline-earth/lanthanide/transition metals: synthesis and X-ray structures

    M. C. Das, S. K. Ghosh, E. C. Sañudo and P. K. Bharadwaj, Dalton Trans., 2009, 1644
    DOI: 10.1039/B814066A

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