Journal article

Coordination Polymers of 2,5-Dihydroxybenzoquinone and Chloranilic Acid with the (10,3)-a Topology

Brendan F Abrahams, Timothy A Hudson, Laura J McCormick, Richard Robson

CRYSTAL GROWTH & DESIGN | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2011

Abstract

Crystalline compounds of general composition (NBu4) 2[MII2(dhbq)3] (where M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Zn, and Cd and dhbq2- is the dianion of 2,5- dihydroxybenzoquinone) are obtained by reaction of the divalent metal acetate (or the sulfate in the case of Fe) with 2,5-diaminobenzoquinone and an excess of NBu4Br in aqueous solution at 115 °C in sealed tubes. The dhbq2- ligand is generated in situ by hydrolysis of the 2,5-diaminobenzoquinone. We have been unable to obtain these compounds in a crystalline form suitable for single crystal X-ray diffraction studies directly from H2dhbq itself. A structural feature common to this series is the presence of two interpenetrating [MII2(dhbq) 3]2- coordination..

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