An unusual 3D entangled Co(II) coordination polymer directed by ferromagnetic molecular building block

Jian-Qiang Liu, Bin Liu, Yao-Yu Wang, Ping Liu, Guo-Ping Yang, Rui-Ting Liu, Qi-Zhen Shi, Stuart Batten

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A fascinating 3D entangled metal-organic framework, namely, [Co-2(bcp)(2)]center dot 3H(2)O (n) (1), was obtained through the solvothermal generation of flexible and long dicarboxylate (bcp) and metal salt. The crystal structure contains a 1D metal chain with bcp ligands wrapped around it in a wavy line and features an unusual entangled topological net. Furthermore, the magnetic behavior of 1 was also studied and indicated the existence of ferromagnetic interaction and long-range ordering character.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10422 - 10426
Number of pages5
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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