Structural diversity in coordination polymers constructed from a naphthalene-spaced dipyridyl ligand and iron(II) thiocyanate

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10847-011-0016-5

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Li, F., Clegg, J.K. & Kepert, C.J. J Incl Phenom Macrocycl Chem (2011) 71: 381. doi:10.1007/s10847-011-0016-5


Employing N,N′-bis-(4-pyridinylmethylene)-1,5-naphthalenediamine (nbpy4) and iron(II) thiocyanate as building blocks, three coordination polymers, [Fe(NCS)2(nbpy4)(MeOH)2]n,1, [Fe(NCS)2(nbpy4)2]n·2nCHCl3·nH2O·2nEtOH, 2, and [Fe(NCS)2(nbpy4)(bpy)]n·2.5nDCM·0.75nH2O, 3, have been prepared. The three metal–organic materials were prepared by varying the solvent systems used and the inclusion of a second pyridine containing ligand (4,4′-bipyridine, bpy). Single crystal X-ray diffraction revealed 1 to be a one-dimensional structure with hydrogen bonding between adjacent chains and 23 to be two-dimension network solids with (4,4)-topologies.


Iron(II) Dipyridyl MOF Coordination polymer XRD 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ChemistryThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryThe University of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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