Poly[[chlorido-(1,10-phenanthroline-κ2N,N′)copper(II)]-μ3-1,1,3,3-tetra-cyano-2-eth-oxy-propenido- κ3N:N′:N′′]: coordination polymer sheets linked into bilayers by hydrogen bonds

Z. Setifi, F. Setifi, L. El Ammari, M. El-Ghozzi, J. Sopková-De Oliveira Santos, H. Merazig, C. Glidewell

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In the title compound, [Cu(C9H5N4O)Cl(C12H8N2)] n or [Cu(tcnoet)Cl(phen)] n , where phen is 1,10-phenanthroline and tcnoet is 1,1,3,3-tetra-cyano-2-eth- oxy-propenide, the axially elongated (4 + 2) coordination polyhedron around the CuII centre contains N atoms from three different tcnoet ligands. The resulting coordination polymer takes the form of sheets which are linked in pairs by a single C - H⋯N hydrogen bond to form bilayers. The bond lengths provide evidence for significant bond fixation in the phen ligand and extensive electronic delocalization in the tcnoet ligand, where the two -C(CN)2 units are rotated, in conrotatory fashion, out of the plane of the central C3O fragment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Crystal structure
  • Coordination polymer
  • Hydrogen bonding
  • Anionic polynitrile ligands
  • Tcnoet ligands
  • 1,1,3,3-tetracyano-2-ethoxypropenide
  • (4+2) coordination polyhedron
  • Copper complex


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