A two-dimensional metal organic network with 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate and cobalt (II) ions: synthesis, structure and topology
Journal article, 2013

We herein report the synthesis and structure of a two dimensional (2D) metal-organic coordination polymer (or metal-organic network) which extends in two dimensions via Co2+ and 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate ions. The hydrothermal reaction of (2R,2'R,2 '' R)-2,2',2 ''-(benzenetricarbonyltris(azanediyl))tripropanoic acid (parent ligand) with cobalt nitrate in the presence of pyridine lead to the decomposition of the parent ligand producing 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate, which in turn reacted with cobalt ions to afford a 2D network [Co-1.5(BTC3-) center dot (pyridine)(3) center dot (H2O)](H2O)(0.26) center dot (MeOH) (1). This network was characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction and IR spectroscopy. The topological study indicated that the framework is a 3,4-connected binodal net.



X-ray diffraction

Crystal Structure analysis

Coordination polymer


Anirban Karmakar

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Physical Chemistry

C. L. Oliver

University of Cape Town

Zeitschfrift für Kristallographie

0044-2968 (ISSN)

Vol. 228 7 330-334

Subject Categories

Physical Sciences



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