Coordination polymers of ZnII and 5-methoxy isophthalate

Laura Jayne McCormick, Samuel Alexander Morris, Simon J. Teat, Matthew Joseph McPherson, Alexandra Martha Zoya Slawin, Russell Edward Morris

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Solvothermal reaction of Zn(OAc)2 and 5-methoxy isophthalic acid (H2MeOip) in aqueous alcohols ROH (R = H, Me, Et, or iPr) affords four different novel coordination polymers. Zn2(HMeOip)(MeOip)(OAc) (1) forms as a 1D 'ribbon of rings' polymer. Zn6(MeOip)4.5(HMeOip)(OH)2(H2O)2·5.5H2O (2) crystallises as a complex 3D framework. Zn(MeOip)(H2O)2 H2O (3) is a 1D coordination polymer that contains almost planar strips of Zn(MeOip). compound 4, Zn5(MeOip)4(OH)2(H2O)4·H2O, obtained from aqueous iPrOH, crystallises as a 2D polymer containing two crystallographically distinct Zn5(OH)2 clusters. Preliminary nitric oxide release experiments have been conducted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17686-17695
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number40
Early online date21 Sept 2015
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2015


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