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Issue 18, 2014
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Molecular tectonics: generation of grid and porous diamondoid coordination networks by calixarene based tectons

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Combinations of neutral tetrakis meta-pyridyl appended calix[4]arene derivatives in 1,3-A conformation as tectons 3 (tetrakis-meta-pyridyl-tetrathiacalix[4]arene) and 4 (tetrakis-meta-pyridyltetrathiatetramercaptocalix[4]arene) with MX2, behaving as a neutral metallatecton, lead to the formation of 2- and 3-D neutral coordination networks. In all cases, the metal centre adopts a distorted octahedral geometry with the two anions occupying the two apical positions. For compound 3-CdX2 (X = Cl or Br), 4-CdBr2 and 4-FeCl2 similar porous diamondoid 3D networks, resulting from the tetrakis monodentate behaviour of the organic tectons, are formed. In marked contrast, for 4-CoX2 (X = Cl or Br), only two out of the four pyridyl units take part in the connectivity pattern leading thus to the formation of 2D grid type architectures.

Graphical abstract: Molecular tectonics: generation of grid and porous diamondoid coordination networks by calixarene based tectons

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Submitted
12 Nov 2013
Accepted
03 Jan 2014
First published
06 Jan 2014

CrystEngComm, 2014,16, 3765-3772
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Molecular tectonics: generation of grid and porous diamondoid coordination networks by calixarene based tectons

A. Ovsyannikov, S. Ferlay, S. E. Solovieva, I. S. Antipin, A. I. Konovalov, N. Kyritsakas and M. W. Hosseini, CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 3765
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE42305K

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