π-Coordination as a structure determining principle: Structural characterization of [K(Odpp)], and {[K2(Odpp)2H2O]2}

William D. Buchanan, Elizabeth D. Nagle, Karin Ruhlandt-Senge

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Abstract

A novel group of potassium-containing 1-D coordination polymers demonstrates the importance and role of K-Cπ interactions. [K(Odpp)], 1, (Odpp = 2,6-diphenylphenolate) forms a ladder-type polymer where extensive K-Cπ interactions provide additional coordinative saturation. {[K2(Odpp)2H2O]2}, 2, consists of tetrameric cores of K4O6 polyhedra linked via a network of K-Cπ interactions. Compound 2 displays not only inter- and intramolecular K-Cπ contacts, but also several K-H agostic interactions that provide further coordinative saturation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-273
Number of pages11
JournalMain Group Chemistry
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

Keywords

  • Agostic interactions
  • Aryloxide
  • Coordination
  • Metal-π
  • Potassium
  • Structural characterization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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