Three 3D supramolecular networks, [Co(H 2L1) 2] •(SO 4)•2H 2O (1), [Co(H 2L1)(SO 4)(H 2O)(DMF)] (2), and [Co(H 2L2)(SO 4)(H 2O)] (3), were prepared by reacting Co(II) sulfate with the rigid bis-imidazoles of 1,4-di(1H-imidazol-4-yl)benzene (H 2L1) and 1,3-di(1H-imidazol-4-yl)benzene (H 2L2) in solvothermal conditions. Compounds 1 and 2 containing the H 2L1 ligand were isolated under different solvent-pair ratios. The structure of 1 can be described as a 6-fold interpenetrating 3D dia net in which the sulfate anions are positioned in the void spaces to balance the overall charge of the framework. In comparison, complex 2 shows a rectangular 2D grid consisting of 1D sulfate-bridged chains linked by H 2L1. When H 2L2 is used in the reaction, the complex 3 having a 3D interdigitaed network with helical chains is formed, which is the first example of an H 2L2-connected coordination polymer. The sulfate ions essentially contribute to the entanglement of the structures through extensive hydrogen bonding. Magnetic measurements for 2 indicate that very weak ferromagnetic interactions are operative between anisotropic Co(II) centers via sulfate bridges.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Crystal Growth and Design|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 May 2|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics