Hydrothermal syntheses and structures of materials of the copper(II) / bisterpy / SO42 - family: The one-dimensional [Cu2(H2O)2(bisterpy)(SO4)2] · 2H2O and the two-dimensional [Cu2(bisterpy)(SO4)2] · 1.5H2O

Wayne Ouellette, Jon Zubieta

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Hydrothermal methods have been exploited to prepare two materials of the copper(II)/bisterpy/sulfate family. Compound [Cu2(bisterpy)(H2O)2(SO4)2] · 2H2O (1 · 2H2O) exhibits a one-dimensional ladder structure, constructed of inorganic {Cu(SO4)}n rails linked through bisterpy rungs. In contrast, [Cu2(bisterpy)(SO4)] · 1.5H2O (2 · 1.5H2O) is two-dimensional. Although 2 also exhibits {Cu(SO4)}n chains as a building blocks, alternating bisterpy groups project to opposite sides of these inorganic chains to provide overall two-dimensional connectivity. The structures of 1 and 2 are compared to those of the previously reported [Cu2(bisterpy)(SO4)] and [Cu2(bisterpy)(H2O)2(SO4)(Mo4O13)].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3499-3503
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number11
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007


  • 1-D Copper/bisterpyridine sulfate
  • 2-D Copper/bisterpyridine sulfate
  • Copper(II) bisterpyridine
  • Copper(II) sulfate structures
  • Hydrothermal synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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