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Title: Solid-state reactivity of supramolecular isomers: A study of the s -block coordination polymers
Authors: Chanthapally, A.
Quah, H.S.
Vittal, J.J. 
Issue Date: 7-May-2014
Citation: Chanthapally, A., Quah, H.S., Vittal, J.J. (2014-05-07). Solid-state reactivity of supramolecular isomers: A study of the s -block coordination polymers. Crystal Growth and Design 14 (5) : 2605-2613. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Four coordination polymers of s-block metal ions, namely, Na(I), K(I), and Ba(II) with rctt-cyclobutanetetracarboxylate (rctt-cbtc) ligand were synthesized, and their solid-state structures were determined by X-ray crystallography. Of these, [Na2(rctt-cbtc-H2)(H 2O)4] (1) and (2) are supramolecular isomers with mog and pcu topologies. While the three-dimensional structure of [K2(rctt- cbtc)(H2O)2] (3) is constructed based on a (6,8) net, [Ba2(rctt-cbtc)(H2O)6] (4) has fsh topology with (4,6) connectivity. Compounds 1-3 have been found to undergo thermal isomerization, contrary to the expected thermal cleavage of the cyclobutane ring, in the temperature range 200-250°C cleanly to the rtct isomer in 50-85% yield, but not 4. Interestingly, recrystallization of the isomerized product of 1 yielded single crystals of [Na3(rtct-cbtc-H)(H 2O)3]n (5). Although the composition has changed in this process, the stereochemistry at the cyclobutane ring was confirmed in this three-dimensional coordination polymer with a new topology. © 2014 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: Crystal Growth and Design
ISSN: 15287505
DOI: 10.1021/cg500307q
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