Design and synthesis of new 1D and 2D R-isophthalic acid-based coordination polymers (R = hydrogen or bromine)

Ren Zhang, Qihan Gong, Thomas J. Emge, Debasis Banerjee, Jing Li

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Three new R-isophthalic acid-based (R = H or Br) coordination polymers have been designed and synthesized. By changing the N-containing ligand in the system, we are able to tune the dimensionality of coordination polymers from one-dimension (1D) to two-dimensions (2D) with the same basic building unit. Also, different metal ions can be incorporated into the same structures. Compound 1 [Cu(bipa)(py)2]·0.5(H2O) (H2bipa = 5-bromoisophthalic acid; py = pyridine) and compound 2 [Co(bipa)(py)2] are 1D chain structures. Compound 3 [Cu8(ipa)8(bpe)8]·2(bpe)·4(H2O) (bpe=1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethane) is a 2D layered structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-396
Number of pages4
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2013



  • 1D and 2D polymers
  • Coordination polymers
  • Isophthalic acid
  • N Ligands
  • Solvothermal reaction

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  • Chemistry(all)

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