The solvent-templating effect as the driving factor that influences the formation of crystalline materials based on the stacking of metallocycles

Liliana Dobrzańska, Gareth O Lloyd, Leonard J Barbour

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Abstract

A series of recrystallisations of a 1 : 1 CuCl2 : L (L = 1,4-bis[(2-methylimidazol-1-yl) methyl] benzene) mixture from a variety of common solvents has been undertaken in order to investigate the effect of solvent templation on the resulting crystal forms. Single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis of eight new solvates of [CuCl2L](n) reveals the solvent dependent formation of either a discrete dinuclear metallocycle or a one-dimensional coordination polymer. Conformational flexibility of both the ligand and the metal - ligand bonds results in the ability of these compounds to form a variety of structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-676
Number of pages8
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • MICROPOROUS COORDINATION POLYMERS
  • SINGLE-CRYSTAL
  • GUEST EXCHANGE
  • GAS
  • FRAMEWORK
  • HYDROGEN
  • HOST
  • POLYMORPHISM
  • INCLUSION
  • SEPARATION

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