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Flat Rectangular Building Blocks Made From Derivatives of Bis(pyridylimino)isoindoline for the Construction of Porous Materials

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The 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA

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Conference Proceeding


Copper(II) complexes of derivatives of bis(pyridylimino)isoindoline form head-to-tail dimers which may be used as flat rectangular building blocks for the construction of porous materials. The dimers are held together by Π-Π interactions between the isoindoline portions of two complex molecules, while the building blocks interact through Π-Π interactions of the pyridyl moieties at the corners of the rectangles. By varying the identity and properties of the isoindoline and pyridyl portions of the ligand it has been possible to vary the size and shape of channels and voids in crystals of these compounds. This approach has resulted in channels with cross sections as large as 11.5 Å X 13.2 Å and crystal packing indices as low at 57%. The crystal structures and adsorption properties of these materials will be reported.


Metal-Organic Frameworks: What are They Good for
7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Sunday, April 6, 2008 Morial Convention Center -- Hall A, Poster

Division of Inorganic Chemistry

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