2,4,6‐Tri(4‐pyridyl)‐1,3,5‐triazine as a 3‐Connecting Building Block for Infinite Nets

Stuart R. Batten, Bernard F. Hoskins, Richard Robson

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A new three‐dimensional coordination network with cubic symmetry is displayed by the structure of 1 (shown on the right). Compound 1 is obtained from tri(4‐pyridyl)triazine ligands (tpt) and Hg2+ ions, and has a system of interconnected spacious cavities which are occupied by large numbers of solvent molecules and counterions. The coordination sphere of the Hg center is formed by six pyridine substituents, which is very rare for complexes. (Formula Presented.) (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)820-822
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie: International Edition in English
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • complexes with nitrogen ligands
  • mercury compounds
  • networks
  • triazines

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