Coordination networks of Cu2+ ions with 1,3-bis[2-(4-pyridyl)ethyl]benzene: strong structure-directing role of the counter ion (nitrate, acetate and sulphate), leading to clusters, sheets and chains

M. John Plater, Ben M. De Silva, Mark R. St J. Foreman, William T. A. Harrison

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Abstract

The crystal structures of three compounds formed from the crystallisation of different copper(II) salts (nitrate, acetate and sulphate) with the new ligand 1,3-bis[2-(4-pyridyl)ethyl]-benzene, C20H20N2 (L) are reported. The anion is incorporated into each structure, but it plays a completely different role in each case: [Cu2L4(NO3)(H2O)2]·3(NO3) (1) contains discrete ‘paddlewheel’ bimetallic clusters incorporating a nitrate ion at their centres. [Cu2L(Ac)3(OH)]n (2) contains unusual tetra-metallic clusters in which the acetate ions display three different coordination modes: the L ligands link the clusters into (100) sheets. [CuL2(SO4)]n·2n(H2O) (3) contains looped [0 1 0] chains in which both the L ligands and sulphate ions bridge adjacent metal ions. Crystal data: 1, C80H84Cu2N12O14, Mr = 1564.67, tetragonal, space group I4/m, a = 15.2358 (4) Å, c = 16.5372 (6) Å, V = 3838.8 (2) Å3, Z = 2, R(F) = 0.054, wR(F2) = 0.142. 2, C26H30Cu2N2O7, Mr = 609.60, monoclinic, space group P21/c, a = 15.9076 (6) Å, b = 11.8299 (4) Å, c = 14.4234 (4) Å, β = 107.646 (1)°, V = 2586.56 (15) Å3, Z = 4, R(F) = 0.043, wR(F2) = 0.109. 3, C40H44CuN4O6S, Mr = 772.39, triclinic, space group View the MathML source, a = 10.513 (2) Å, b = 12.925 (4) Å, c = 14.769 (4) Å, α = 91.126 (11)°, β = 109.749 (9)°, γ = 100.658 (9)°, V = 1848.9 (8) Å3, Z = 2, R(F) = 0.108, wR(F2) = 0.274.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-502
Number of pages7
JournalPolyhedron
Volume102
Early online date24 Oct 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2015

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Keywords

  • cluster
  • coordination polymer
  • flexible ligand
  • copper
  • crystal structure

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