Microporous pillared paddle-wheel frameworks based on mixed-ligand coordination of zinc ions

Bao Qing Ma, Karen L. Mulfort, Joseph T. Hupp

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The reaction of Zn(NO3)2·6H2O, various dicarboxylic acids, and either 4,4′-bipyridine or N,N′-di(4-pyridyl)-1,4,5,8-naphthalenetetracarboxydiimide produces a family of anisotropic, mixed-ligand, open-framework compounds featuring paddle-wheel-type coordination of Zn(II) pairs in two dimensions and pyridyl ligand pillaring in the third. Despite 2-fold interpenetration, the compounds contain channels of molecular dimensions and several are permanently microporous, displaying high internal surface areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4912-4914
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Jul 11 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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