(CN3H6)(2)center dot Zn(HPO3)(2): An open-framework zincophosphite built up from polyhedral 12-rings

W T A Harrison, M L F Phillips, T M Nenoff

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The solution-mediated synthesis and single crystal structure of (CN3H6)(2). Zn(HPO3)(2) are reported. This phase is built up from a three-dimensional framework of vertex-linked ZnO4 and HPO3 building units encapsulating the extraframework guanidinium cations. The structure is stabilised by template-to-framework hydrogen bonding. The inorganic framework contains polyhedral 12-rings and shows a surprising similarity to those of some known organically-templated zinc phosphates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2459-2461
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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