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Synthesis and Structural Characterization of cis- and trans-bis(4,4′-dimethyl-2,2′-bipyridine)cadmium(II) Nitrates Prepared in a One-pot Reaction

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The cis and trans isomers of [Cd(dmbpy)2](NO3)2] (dmbpy = 4,4′-dimethyl-2,2′-bipyridine) have been synthesized simultaneously via a one-pot reaction of Cd(NO3)2 · 4H2O with the dmbpy ligand in a MeOH/H2O mixture; they can be obtained individually by means of the mechanical separation due to their different growing habit of the single-crystals. Different π-stacking interactions are observed in the cis and trans isomers forming different one-dimensional networks. The outcome of the DFT calculations agrees well with the experimental results.

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Qian, H., Huang, W. Synthesis and Structural Characterization of cis- and trans-bis(4,4′-dimethyl-2,2′-bipyridine)cadmium(II) Nitrates Prepared in a One-pot Reaction. Transition Met Chem 31, 347–352 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11243-005-6434-8

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  • Nitrate
  • Physical Chemistry
  • 4H2O
  • Cadmium
  • Inorganic Chemistry