Trinodal self-penetrating nets from reactions of 1,4-bis(Alkoxy)-2,5-bis(3,2’:6’,3”-terpyridin-4’-yl)benzene ligands with cobalt(II) thiocyanate

Giacomo Manfroni, Alessandro Prescimone, Stuart R. Batten, Y. Maximilian Klein, Dariusz J. Gawryluk, Edwin C. Constable, Catherine E. Housecroft

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The tetratopic ligands 1,4-bis(2-ethylbutoxy)-2,5-bis(3,2’:6’,3”-terpyridin-4’-yl)benzene (1) and 1,4-bis(3-methylbutoxy)-2,5-bis(3,2’:6’,3”-terpyridin-4’-yl)benzene (2) have been prepared and characterized by1H and13C{1H} NMR, IR, and absorption spectroscopies and mass spectrometry. Reactions of 1 and 2 with cobalt(II) thiocyanate under conditions of crystal growth at room temperature result in the formation of [{Co(1)(NCS)2}·MeOH·3CHCl3]n and [{Co(2)(NCS)2}·0.8MeOH·1.8CHCl3]n. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction reveals that each crystal lattice consists of a trinodal self-penetrating (62.84)(64.82)(65.8)2 net. The nodes are defined by two independent cobalt centres and the centroids of two crystallographically independent ligands which are topologically equivalent.

Original languageEnglish
Article number529
Number of pages13
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019


  • 3,2’:6’,3”-terpyridin
  • Cobalt(II) thiocyanate
  • Self-penetration
  • Tetratopic ligand
  • Three-dimensional network

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