A one-dimensional coordination polymer incorporating a less common bipyridine isomer: Catena-poly[[bis(acetato-κO)aquacopper(II)]-μ-3, 3′-bipyridine-κN:N′]

Matthew Desciak, Randy S. Rarig, Jon A Zubieta, Robert L. LaDuca

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The title compound, [Cu(CH3COO)2(C10H 8N2)(H2O)]n, is a one-dimensional coordination polymer containing square-pyramidally coordinated Cu bound to two N atoms from two 3,3′-bipyridine molecules, two O atoms from two distinct monodentate acetate anions, and one O atom from an aqua ligand. Anti-conformation 3,3′-bipyridine units link the CuII atoms into chain motifs that run parallel to the a crystal axis. These arrange into layers parallel to the ac crystal plane through supramolecular hydrogen bonding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Structural Biology

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