[CN3H6](2)[Zn(CO3)(2)], the first organically templated open-framework carbonate

W T A Harrison, M L F Phillips, T M Nenoff, E J MacLean, S J Teat, R S Maxwell

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[CN3H6](2)[Zn(CO3)(2)], the first organically templated open-framework carbonate has been synthesized hydrothermally and its single crystal structure and some properties have been determined. This phase is built up from a three-dimensional framework of vertex-linked ZnO4 and CO3 building units encapsulating the extra-framework guanidinium cations. Template-to-framework hydrogen bonding appears to play an important role in stabilizing the structure. The zincocarbonate framework shows a surprising similarity to those of known zinc phosphates and phosphites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)546-549
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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