Oxamate and Chloranilate Bridges in Polymeric Networks

P Veltsistas, C Papadimitriou, Y Arabatzis, Alexandra Martha Zoya Slawin, John Derek Woollins

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Oxamic acid acts as a bridging ligand with lanthanide ions to form, for example 9-coordinate Ho(III) systems in which the holmium centres are linked into sheets via H-bonds. Nd(III) also forms 9-coordinate complexes with oxamate but an alternative packing motif is observed. Multidentate ligands such as chloroanilate can also induce interesting networks. Thus with sodium and phenanthroline a complex which contains 7-coordinate sodium atoms linked together to form infinite double chains is observed.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • supramolecular structures
  • holmium
  • neodymium, sodium, oxamate
  • chloroanilate


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