A closed molecular cube and an open book: Two different products from assembly of the same metal salt and bridging ligand

S.P. Argent, H. Adams, L.P. Harding, M.D. Ward

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Reaction of the bis-bidentate bridging ligand L1 with Co(ClO4)2 or Zn(BF4)2 affords a mixture of complexes [M8(L1)12]X16 and [M6(L1)9]X12 having the same metal : ligand ratio: the former is a molecular cube with a metal ion at each vertex and a bridging ligand spanning each edge, whereas the latter has a metal framework like that of an ‘open book’ containing cross-linked double helical metal–ligand subunits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)542-544
Number of pages3
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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