Hydrothermal synthesis of [Co3(TPO)2(bipy)2(H2O)6]· 2.4 H2O (H3TPO = tris-(4-carboxylphenyl)phosphine oxide). A 1-D double stranded co-ordination polymer

M. John Plater*, Mark R.St J. Foreman, Thomas Gelbrich, Michael B. Hursthouse

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An improved structure determination of the title compound 1 has been accomplished. It consists of infinite double stranded chains which resemble a molecular ladder. Two different octahedral cobalt ions are present which connect the strands together. There are 8.4 water molecules per formulae unit, 2.4 of which are noncoordinating. The structure has a triclinic space group P1̄ with a = 10.8655(7) Å, b = 11.4362 (9) Å, and c = 13.6684(9) Å; α = 111.181(7)°, β = 93.417(9)° and γ = 99.542(9)°; V = 1548.5(2) Å3 and Z = 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-158
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Crystallography
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2000


  • Coordination polymer
  • Hydrothermal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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