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A Water Cluster Conduit in Crystal

School of Chemical Engineering and Pharmaceutics, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471023, China
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Molecules 2017, 22(12), 2278; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules22122278
Received: 25 October 2017 / Revised: 13 December 2017 / Accepted: 14 December 2017 / Published: 20 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Inorganic Chemistry)
The crystal structure of compound (1), [CuCl(phen)(H2NCH2COO)]∙4H2O, reveals an unusual hydrogen-bond water cluster aggregate T6(2)6(2). Four water molecules in (1) form an isolated water cluster, [(H2O)14]n, resembling a “phenanthro-[1,2]phenanthrene polymer structure shape” along the ac plane. The two face-face parallel [(H2O)14]n planes are bridged by Cl atoms in [CuCl(phen) (H2NCH2COO)] with a strong O-H∙∙∙Cl hydrogen bond to form a water cluster conduit. View Full-Text
Keywords: glycine; water cluster; nanometer sized; crystal; hydrogen-bond glycine; water cluster; nanometer sized; crystal; hydrogen-bond
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Jian, F.; Liu, E.; Xu, J. A Water Cluster Conduit in Crystal. Molecules 2017, 22, 2278.

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