A hybrid bimetallic complex from regioselective in situ ligand oxidation: Poly[(μ-Β-octamolybdato-k2 O:O)bis-[μ-4-(2-pyrid-yl) pyridinium-3-olato-k3 N,O:O]bis-[4-(2-pyrid-yl)pyridinium-3-olato- k2 N,O]dicopper(II)]

Caleb H. Springsteen, Randy S. Rarig, Jon Zubieta, Robert L. Laduca

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The title compound, [Cu2(C10H8N2O)4(Β-Mo8O26)] n , is a one-dimensional coordination polymer containing octa-hedrally coordinated CuII atoms, each of which is bound to three O atoms and two N atoms from three distinct regioselectively oxidized 2,4′-bipyridinium ligands and one O atom from a centrosymmetric Β-octa-molybdate anion. The 4′-position N atoms within the ligands, as quaternary N atoms, are uncoordinated. [Cu2(2′-O--2,4′-bpyH+)4] 4+ dimeric cations are linked through exobidentate Β-octa-molybdate anions into polymeric chains running along the [011] direction. N - H⋯O and C - H⋯O inter-actions connect adjacent chains into a three-dimensional network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)m933-m935
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 2 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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