A New Class of Easily Generated TCNQ(2-)-Based Coordination Polymers
Brendan F Abrahams, Robert W Elliott, Timothy A Hudson, Richard Robson
Crystal Growth & Design | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2010
New types of coordination polymers containing [M(TCNQ)] sheets in which the TCNQ component is present as the little known dianion TCNQ are obtained in a very simple manner using readily available TCNQH (i.e. 1,4- (NC) CH·C H 3·CH(CN) ) as the starting material. Above and below the metal centers in the sheets, a range of pyridine derivatives can be attached, some terminal and some acting as pillars linking sheet to sheet to form a 3Dcoordination network. The following compounds, generally in solvated form, were isolated and structurally characterized;[M(TCNQ)(pyridine) ] (M=Mn or Zn), [M(TCNQ)(quinoline) ] (M=Co or Zn), [Mn(TCNQ)(4-methylpyridine) ], [Zn(TCNQ)(4-phenylpyridine) ], [Zn(TC..View full abstract
The authors gratefully acknowledge support from the Australian Research Council and the Australian Synchrotron.