Two multi-component crystal structures comprising a carboxylic acid-functionalized imidazolium zwitterion, a p-sulfonatocalixarene anion and aquated metal ion (Na+ or Y3+) with or without an auxiliary component (the 3-methoxyphenyl-triphenylphosphonium cation) are reported. The carboxylic acid-functionalized imidazolium ion binds either as a monodentate or a bidentate ligand depending on the nature of the metal ions, and a bi-layer arrangement prevails in the extended structure regardless of the type of metal ion employed or presence/lack of auxiliary component.
- coordination chemistry
- host-guest chemistry
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry