Self-Assemblies of Extended Hydrogen-Bonded Arrays Using 1,4-Butanebisphosphonic Acid as a Versatile Building Block
Journal article, 2002

Two organic salts of 1,4-butanebisphosphonic acid, bis(ethylenediammonium) butanebisphosphonate hydrate (1) and bis(hexamethylenediammonium) butanebisphosphonate hydrate (2), have been structurally characterized using single-crystal x-ray diffraction analyses. Compound 1 exhibits a H-bonded pillared bilayered structure, in which etheylenediammonium cation acts as a spacer between the anions resulting in the formation of two types of cavities. The larger cavity is filled by four water molecules though having hydrophobic character. Thus, the material behaves as a nanoporous organic solid. Compound 2 shows a multidimensional hydrogen bonding networks: one-dimensional arrays parallel to the b axis and two-dimensional sheets parallel to the ab plane. The N--H···O--P hydrogen bonds, forming H-bonded supramolecular networks, are regarded to be strong and directional hydrogen bonds.


Crystal Structure

Hydrogen Bonding

Nanoporous Solids

Supramolecular Array


Amir H. Mahmoudkhani

Vratislav Langer

Chalmers, Department of Environmental Inorganic Chemistry

Phosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements

1042-6507 (ISSN) 1563-5325 (eISSN)

Vol. 177 12 2941-2951

Subject Categories

Chemical Sciences



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