Design of non-molecular coordination solids from aqueous solution: [CuIILnX(H2O)], where X=SO4, Cl or H2O and L=pyrazole, imidazole or glutamic acid and n=1 or 4

Vineet Kumar, Aritra Kundu, Monika Singh, Kandalam V. Ramanujachary, Arunachalam Ramanan

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We have successfully crystallized four new non-molecular coordination solids utilizing the synthons-Cu-OSO3- and -Cu-Cl- in the presence of four organic ligands:[{Cu(pz)4SO4}{Cu(pz)4SO4 (H2O)}]. H2O2, [Cu(imi)4SO4]3, [Cu(imi)4(NO3)2]4 and [Cu(glu)Cl(H2O)]5. Use of glutamic acid resulted in two chiral coordination polymers 5 and [Cu(glu)(H2O)]. H2O 6 depending on the copper source. The paper provides chemical insights to the supramolecular aggregation of a crystal driven by the various competing intermolecular forces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1433-1442
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Chemical Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2014


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