Two-dimensional monovalent copper halide coordination polymers incorporating anti-conformation 3,3′-bipyridine

Lindsey L. Johnston, Andrew J. Ursini, Nathan P. Oien, Matthew P. Desciak, Randy S. Rarig, Jon Zubieta, Robert L. LaDuca

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Hydrothermal treatment of aqueous mixtures of copper(II) halides and 3,3′-bipyridine (3,3′-bpy) has afforded the coordination polymers [CuCl(3,3′-bpy)]n (1) and [Cu2Br2(3, 3′-bpy)]n (2), which were analyzed via single crystal X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy, and elemental analysis. The structure of 1 consists of two-dimensional (2-D) layers constructed from the linkage of castellated one-dimensional (1-D) [CuCl]n stepped chains through anti-conformation 3,3′-bpy tethers. Compound 2 presents a related 2-D sheet motif, albeit built from infinite 1-D [Cu2Br2] n ladders strutted by 3,3′-bpy ligands in anti conformation. In both cases neighboring 2-D sheets stack into 3-D via weak C-H⋯halogen interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)887-891
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2008


  • Bipyridine
  • Coordination polymer
  • Copper
  • Halides
  • Hydrothermal synthesis
  • Supramolecular interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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