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Cyclic Water Clusters in Tape-Like and Cage-Like Structures
College of Chemistry and Ecological Engineering, Guangxi University for Nationalities, Nanning 530006, China
Key Laboratory of Development and Application of Forest Chemicals of Guangxi, Nanning 530006, China
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Received: 17 February 2011; in revised form: 23 March 2011 / Accepted: 25 March 2011 / Published: 4 April 2011
Abstract: Controlling the ratio of 2,2′-bpy to benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylic acid produces two interesting complexes, namely [Co(2,2′-bpy)3] (SO4) 8.5H2O (1) and [Cu2(BTCA) (2,2′-bpy)4] (OH) (2,2′-bpy)0.5·14H2O (2) (H3BTCA = benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylic acid, 2,2′-bpy = 2,2′-bipyridine). We report the structural evidence in the solid state of discrete lamellar water cluster conformations. These units are found to act as supramolecular glue in the aggregation of cobalt (II) or copper (II) complexes to give three dimensional cage-like networks through hydrogen-bonding. It is interesting that the structure of complex 1 contains a 3D negatively charged cage.
Keywords: complexes; water clusters; negatively charge; host-guest
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Huang, Q.; Diao, L.; Zhang, C.; Lei, F. Cyclic Water Clusters in Tape-Like and Cage-Like Structures. Molecules 2011, 16, 2871-2883.
Huang Q, Diao L, Zhang C, Lei F. Cyclic Water Clusters in Tape-Like and Cage-Like Structures. Molecules. 2011; 16(4):2871-2883.
Huang, Qin; Diao, Lihong; Zhang, Chuang; Lei, Fuhou. 2011. "Cyclic Water Clusters in Tape-Like and Cage-Like Structures." Molecules 16, no. 4: 2871-2883.