Three-fold-interpenetrated diamondoid coordination frameworks with torus links constructed by tetranuclear building blocks

Yun Ling, Lei Zhang, Jing Li, Ai Xi Hu

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Two new isostructural coordination polymers, namely, [M(malo)(HFlu)] n (M ) Zn for 1 and Cu for 2, malo ) malonate dianion, HFlu ) fluconazole), have been prepared by a solution diffusion method. The polymers show rare three-dimensional 3-fold interpenetrated dia-f coordination frameworks with (2.2.1) Hopf links and (6.3.3) Torus links. The tetranuclear M4(malo)4 cluster as a secondary building unit becomes the decorated vertex in the dia-f net. Polymer 1 shows an intense fluorescent emission, while polymer 2 shows a quenching phenomenon in the solid state at room temperature. Magnetic susceptibility studies for 2 Reveal a ferromagnetic coupling interaction in the anti-syn carboxylate-bridged Cu(II) clusters. Comparable experiments with Ni(II) and Cd(II) resulting in discrete dinuclear structures are also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2043-2046
Number of pages4
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 6 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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