Transition Metal Chemistry

, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 289–291

Unprecedented micro-sprout morphology of an ionic palladium(II) complex

  • Cho Rong Kim
  • Chi Won Kim
  • Tae Hwan Noh
  • Ok-Sang Jung


The reaction of (tmeda)Pd(ClO4)2 (tmeda = N,N,N′,N′-tetramethylethylenediamine) with L (L = bis(4-(4-pyridylcarboxyl)phenyl)methane) affords the ionic cyclodimeric palladium(II) complex [(tmeda)Pd(L)]2(ClO4)4. The complex forms an unprecedented micro-sprout morphology via slow evaporation of acetone in a dilute concentration mixture of acetone and water without any template or additive. In contrast, the palladium(II) complex in a concentrated mixture forms uniform submicrospheres. The formation-process of the micro-sprout morphology has been explained in terms of a stepwise concentration effect. Furthermore, surface modifications and properties of the micro-sprouts via a typical anion exchange or sonication have been studied.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cho Rong Kim
    • 1
  • Chi Won Kim
    • 1
  • Tae Hwan Noh
    • 1
  • Ok-Sang Jung
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryPusan National UniversityPusanKorea

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