Coordination networks from a bifunctional molecule containing carboxyl and thioether groups

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Author(s)

  • Xiao-Ping Zhou
  • Zhengtao Xu
  • Matthias Zeller
  • Allen D. Hunter
  • Stephen Sin-Yin Chui
  • And 1 others
  • Chi-Ming Che

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7459-7461
Journal / PublicationInorganic Chemistry
Volume47
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2008

Abstract

The bifunctional molecule tetrakis(methylthio)-1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid (TMBD) interacts with the increasingly harder metal ions of CuI, CdII, and ZnII to form the coordination networks of Cu2TMBD, CdTMBD, and Zn4O(H2O) 3(TMBD)3, where the carboxyl group consistently bonds to metal ions, while the softer methylthio group binds with preference to the softer metal ions (i.e., chelation to Cu+, single-fold coordination to Cd2+, and nonbonding to Zn2+). Diffuse-reflectance spectra show that the metal-thioether interaction is associated with smaller electronic band gaps of the solid-state networks. © 2008 American Chemical Society.

Citation Format(s)

Coordination networks from a bifunctional molecule containing carboxyl and thioether groups. / Zhou, Xiao-Ping; Xu, Zhengtao; Zeller, Matthias; Hunter, Allen D.; Chui, Stephen Sin-Yin; Che, Chi-Ming.

In: Inorganic Chemistry, Vol. 47, No. 17, 01.09.2008, p. 7459-7461.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review