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An octahedral aluminium(iii) complex as a three-fold node for supramolecular heterometallic self-assemblies: solution and solid state chemistry

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Abstract

The new ditopic ligand LH (L = 3-(pyridin-4-ylmethyl)acetylacetonate) has been prepared. The crystal structure of the aluminium(III) complex AlL3·H2O is reported and shows three pendant pyridyl groups available for bridging metal ions. With square planar ions (Cu(II), Pd(II)) the formation of a symmetric cage complex [M6(AlL3)8]12+ is proposed. With Co(NCS)2 an extended structure [{Co(NCS)2}(AlL3)(OH2)]n is found. Factors favouring cage or extended structures are briefly discussed.

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Submitted
20 Jan 2014
Accepted
17 Mar 2014
First published
03 Apr 2014

RSC Adv., 2014,4, 16686-16693
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An octahedral aluminium(III) complex as a three-fold node for supramolecular heterometallic self-assemblies: solution and solid state chemistry

D. Simond, S. E. Clifford, A. F. Vieira, C. Besnard and A. F. Williams, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 16686
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA00575A

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