2D parallel interpenetration of [M2(bpp)4X4] [M, Fe(II)/Co(II); bpp, 4,4′-trimethylenedipyridine; X, SCN-, SeCN- and N3-] complexes: Pseudohalide-dependent conformation of bpp

Subal Chandra Manna, Atish Dipankar Jana, Georgina M. Rosair, M. G B Drew, Golam Mostafa, Nirmalendu Ray Chaudhuri

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Three coordination complexes of Co(II)/Fe(II) with 4,4'-trimethylenedipyridine (bpp) and pseudohalides (SCN-, SeCN- and N3-) have been synthesized. The complexes have been characterized by X-ray single crystal structure determination. They are isomorphous having 2D layers in which two independent wavy nets display parallel interwoven structures. Pseudohalide binds metal centers through N terminal and occupies the trans axial positions of the octahedral metal coordination environment. Pseudohalide remains pendant on both sides of the polymeric layer and help the stacking through hydrogen bonding. The conformation of bpp in the interpenetrated nets is observed to be dependent on the choice of pseudohalide. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-466
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008


  • 4
  • 4′-trimethylenedipyridine
  • Co(II)
  • Fe(II)
  • Interpenetration
  • Pseudohalide
  • Supramolecule


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