A molecular 'back-flip': The structural consequences of the crystal-to-crystal phase transition between [(phen)2CuCO 3]·11H2O and [(phen)2CuCO 3]·7H2O

Robert P. Doyle, Mark Nieuwenhuyzen, Paul E. Kruger

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

Metastable [(phen)2CuCO3]·11H2O, 1, crystallises in P-1 and undergoes a crystal-to-crystal phase transition, giving [(phen)2CuCO3]·7H2O, 1a, in P2 1/c. Intermolecular π-π interactions between the complexes generate 2-D lattices with (6,3) topology, 'brick-like' in 1 and herringbone in 1a; a transition that requires a remarkable 180° rotation (a molecular back-flip) of adjacent [(phen)2CuCO3] units to have occurred during the phase change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)904-908
Number of pages5
JournalCrystEngComm
Volume8
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 29 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A molecular 'back-flip': The structural consequences of the crystal-to-crystal phase transition between [(phen)<sub>2</sub>CuCO <sub>3</sub>]·11H<sub>2</sub>O and [(phen)<sub>2</sub>CuCO <sub>3</sub>]·7H<sub>2</sub>O'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this