A coordination polymer with conformationally distinct layers: Poly[(μ-1,3-di-4-pyridylpropane-κ2N:N′) bis(μ3-thiocyanato-κ3N,S:S)dicopper(I)]

Ryan J. Trovitch, Randy S. Rarig, Jon A. Zubieta, Robert L. LaDuca

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The title compound, [Cu2(SCN)2(C13H 14N2)]n, is a two-dimensional coordination polymer containing tetrahedrally coordinated Cu1 atoms bound to one N atom from a 1,3-di-4-pyridylpropane molecule, and one N and two S atoms from three distinct μ3-thiocyanate anions. The resulting [Cu 2(SCN)2] staircase motifs align parallel to the b crystal axis and link through tethering 1,3-di-4-pyridylpropane ligands into layers parallel to the bc crystal plane. Distinct layers with subtly different conformations stack in a BAA′B′ pattern, where the B A and A′B′ double slabs are related by an inversion center.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)m339-m341
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2007

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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