Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1458-1474; doi:10.3390/polym3031458
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A Molecular Antenna Coordination Polymer from Cadmium(II) and 4,4’-Bipyridine Featuring Three Distinct Polymer Strands in the Crystal

Received: 26 July 2011; in revised form: 18 August 2011 / Accepted: 31 August 2011 / Published: 5 September 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Coordination Polymers)
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Abstract: Reaction of cadmium perchlorate and the prototypical linear bridging ligand 4,4’-bipyridine (4,4’-bipy) in an ethanol/water mixture affords the one-dimensional coordination polymer, [{Cd(m-4,4’-bipy)(4,4’-bipy)2(H2O)2}(ClO4)2 × 2 4,4’-bipy × 4.5 H2O]n (1). The Cd2+ ions adopt an octahedral coordination sphere and are joined into linear chains by 4,4’-bipy via two trans coordination sites. The remaining two trans sites in the equatorial plane carry terminally monodentate-bound 4,4’-bipy ligands, resulting in a molecular antenna arrangement. The two axial sites of each Cd2+ ion are occupied by aqua ligands. Compound 1 crystallizes in the non-centrosymmetric, monoclinic space group C2 with three similar, crystallographically independent, cationic coordination polymer strands in the unit cell, which essentially differ only in the conformations of the 4,4’-bipyridyl ligands. Consistent with the similarity of the local coordination environments of the three independent Cd atoms in the structure, 113Cd MAS NMR spectroscopy reveals a single resonance line at 89 ppm.
Keywords: coordination polymer; crystal engineering; crystal structure; cadmium; 4,4’-bipyridine
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Seidel, R.W.; Goddard, R.; Zibrowius, B.; Oppel, I.M. A Molecular Antenna Coordination Polymer from Cadmium(II) and 4,4’-Bipyridine Featuring Three Distinct Polymer Strands in the Crystal. Polymers 2011, 3, 1458-1474.

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Seidel RW, Goddard R, Zibrowius B, Oppel IM. A Molecular Antenna Coordination Polymer from Cadmium(II) and 4,4’-Bipyridine Featuring Three Distinct Polymer Strands in the Crystal. Polymers. 2011; 3(3):1458-1474.

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Seidel, Rüdiger W.; Goddard, Richard; Zibrowius, Bodo; Oppel, Iris M. 2011. "A Molecular Antenna Coordination Polymer from Cadmium(II) and 4,4’-Bipyridine Featuring Three Distinct Polymer Strands in the Crystal." Polymers 3, no. 3: 1458-1474.

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