Constructing multicomponent materials involving inclusion of mono- and bis-imidazolium cations in gadolinium(III)-p-sulfonatocalix[5]arene coordination networks

Irene Ling, Ramiz A. Boulos, Brian W. Skelton, Alexandre N. Sobolev, Yatimah Alias, Colin L. Raston

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p-Sulfonatocalix[5]arene forms host-guest complexes in the solid state with hydroxyl-functionalized imidazolium and bis-imidazolium cations, also involving gadolinium(III) ions which form a coordination polymer through the sulfonate groups of the calixarene. The interplay of the components have been investigated using Hirshfeld surface analysis, with the nature of the species in aqueous solution in the absence of the paramagnetic lanthanide ions studied using 1H NMR and modeled using molecular simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2025-2035
Number of pages11
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2013
Externally publishedYes

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