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Trinodal self-penetrating nets from reactions of 1,4-bis(alkoxy)-2,5-bis(3,2':6',3''-terpyridin-4'-yl)benzene ligands with cobalt(II) thiocyanate

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author ManfroniGiacomo, PrescimoneAlessandro, BattenStuart R., KleinY. Maximilian, GawrylukDariusz J., ConstableEdwin C., HousecroftCatherine E.,
Project Design-principles and properties of networks and MOFs
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Crystals
Volume (Issue) 9
Page(s) 529
Title of proceedings Crystals
DOI 10.3390/cryst9100529

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Type of Open Access Publisher (Gold Open Access)


The tetratopic ligands 1,4-bis(2-ethylbutoxy)-2,5-bis(3,2’:6’,3’’-terpyridin-4’-yl)benzene (1) and 1,4-bis(3-methylbutoxy)-2,5-bis(3,2’:6’,3’’-terpyridin-4’-yl)benzene (2) have been prepared and characterized by 1H and 13C{1H} NMR, IR, and absorption spectroscopies and mass spectrometry. Reactions of 1 and 2 with cobalt(II) thiocyanate under conditions of crystal growth at room temperature result in the formation of [{Co(1)(NCS)2}·MeOH·3CHCl3]n and [{Co(2)(NCS)2}·0.8MeOH·1.8CHCl3]n. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction reveals that each crystal lattice consists of a trinodal self-penetrating (62.84)(64.82)(65.8)2 net. The nodes are defined by two independent cobalt centres and the centroids of two crystallographically independent ligands which are topologically equivalent