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Solvent Dependent Disorder in M2(BzOip)2(H2O)·Solvate (M = Co or Zn)

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Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST, UK
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Facility for Analysis, Characterisation, Testing and Simulation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
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Crystals 2018, 8(1), 6; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst8010006
Received: 5 December 2017 / Revised: 19 December 2017 / Accepted: 19 December 2017 / Published: 24 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Structural Design and Properties of Coordination Polymers)
Coordination polymers derived from 5-benzyloxy isophthalic acid (H2BzOip) are rare, with only three reported that do not contain additional bridging ligands, of which two M2(BzOip)2(H2O) (M = Co and Zn) are isomorphous. It was hoped that by varying the solvent system in a reaction between H2BzOip and M(OAc)2 (M = Co and Zn), from water to a water/alcohol mixture, coordination polymers of different topology could be formed. Instead, two polymorphs of the existing M2(BzOip)2(H2O) (M = Co and Zn) were isolated from aqueous methanol and aqueous ethanol, in which a small number of guest solvent molecules are present in the crystals. These guest water molecules disrupt the hexaphenyl embrace motif, leading to varying degrees of disorder of the benzyl groups. View Full-Text
Keywords: X-ray crystallography; solvothermal; polymorph; disorder X-ray crystallography; solvothermal; polymorph; disorder
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McCormick, L.J.; Morris, S.A.; Teat, S.J.; Slawin, A.M.; Morris, R.E. Solvent Dependent Disorder in M2(BzOip)2(H2O)·Solvate (M = Co or Zn). Crystals 2018, 8, 6.

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