Observation of in situ ligand reactions during the assembly of crystalline Zn-S clusters

Jingli Xie, Stuart Batten, Yang Zou, Xiaoming Ren

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Six new neutral crystalline clusters Zn(8)S(SC(6)H(5))(14)L(2) [L = pyridyl (1), 3-(phenylthio)pyridyl (2), 4-(phenylthio)pyridyl (3), 3-iodopyridyl (4), 3-butylpyridyl (5), and phenanthridyl (6)] with Zn8S cores have been assembled by a hydrothermal process. Exceptionally, in situ ligand reactions have been observed in clusters 2 and 3. There are no detectable fluorescence emissions of complexes 1-5, whereas 6 shows an emission peak at 365 nm due to the existence of terminal phenanthridyl ligands.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16 - 20
Number of pages5
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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