Solid-state coordination chemistry of copper(II) tetrazolates: Anion control of frameworks constructed from trinuclear copper(II) building blocks

Wayne Ouellette, Hongxue Liu, Charles J. O'Connor, Jon Zubieta

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The products of the reactions of copper(II) starting materials with 4-pyridyltetrazole (4-Hpt) in N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF)/methanol solutions are determined by the anion identity and concentration. In the absence of chloride, the 3-D open-framework material [Cu 3(OH) 3(4-pt) 3(DMF) 4] · 5DMF · 3MeOH (1 · 5DMF middot; 3MeOH) is isolated, while variations in the chloride concentration yield the 2-D and 3-D materials, 2 and 3, respectively. All three structures exhibit trinuclear copper(II) building blocks: the triangular {Cu 33-OH)} 5+ core in 1 and {Cu 3Cl 4(4-pt) 4(4-Hpt) 2} 2- and {Cu 3CI 2(4-pt) 8} 4- chains in 2 and 3, respectively. All three materials display microporosity, which is highly dependent on the method of sample preparation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4655-4657
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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