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Issue 40, 2017
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A crystalline zinc(ii) complex showing hollow hexagonal tubular morphology evolution, selective dye absorption and unique response to UV irradiation

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Abstract

A protonated mononuclear complex [Zn(Hbpvp)Cl3] (1) is assembled by solvothermal reaction of Zn(NO3)2·6H2O with 3,5-bis-(2-(pyridin-4-yl)vinyl)pyridine (bpvp) in DMF/H2O with a few drops of concentrated HCl added. Hydrogen-bonded zigzag chains of 1 crystallize over time to form large-size hollow hexagonal tubular crystals whose evolution from irregular crystal seeds is monitored by SEM and PXRD. Upon UV light irradiation, single crystals of 1 undergo a stereoselective [2+2] photocycloaddition while its Methyl Blue-coated crystals keep intact.

Graphical abstract: A crystalline zinc(ii) complex showing hollow hexagonal tubular morphology evolution, selective dye absorption and unique response to UV irradiation

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Submitted
07 Apr 2017
Accepted
27 Apr 2017
First published
27 Apr 2017

Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 5515-5518
Article type
Communication

A crystalline zinc(II) complex showing hollow hexagonal tubular morphology evolution, selective dye absorption and unique response to UV irradiation

Y. Shi, W. Li, H. Chen, D. J. Young, W. Zhang and J. Lang, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 5515
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02704D

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