Jump to main content
Jump to site search
Access to RSC content Close the message box

Continue to access RSC content when you are not at your institution. Follow our step-by-step guide.



A diamondoid net sustained by halogen bonds: employing a cyclobutane to generate a tetrahedral architecture

Author affiliations

Abstract

A halogen-bonded eight-fold interpenetrated diamondoid net was constructed employing a node generated in the solid state. Specifically, co-crystallization of a tetrahedral-like tecton, rctt-tetrakis(4-pyridyl)cyclobutane (4,4′-TPCB), combined with a rigid halogen-bond donor, 1,4-diiodoperchlorobenzene, achieved a diamondoid architecture. In the co-crystal, 4,4′-TPCB is found to form three types of linkages based on one cis- and two trans-orientations enabled by the intrinsic rctt-stereochemisty of the central cyclobutane ring. Thus, 4,4′-TPCB is able to adapt to the constraints of the diamondoid net owing to the flexibility of the pendant 4-pyridyl groups.

Graphical abstract: A diamondoid net sustained by halogen bonds: employing a cyclobutane to generate a tetrahedral architecture

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Article information


Submitted
26 Apr 2020
Accepted
14 May 2020
First published
14 May 2020

CrystEngComm, 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Communication

A diamondoid net sustained by halogen bonds: employing a cyclobutane to generate a tetrahedral architecture

S. M. Oburn, C. L. Santana, E. Elacqua and R. H. Groeneman, CrystEngComm, 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0CE00627K

Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements