We are pursuing the construction of extended supramolecular networks based upon inorganic co-ordination polymers using a building block methodology to control network structure. We have been attracted by the rich structural chemistry of copper(1) halides and pseudo-halides in order to form neutral networks with N-heterocyclic donor bridging ligands. By using the potentially tridentate ligand, 1,3,5-triazine, three-dimensional supramolecular networks containing unusual columnar (CuX), or sheet (CuI), motifs can be prepared. With bidentate bridging ligands, [Cu(SCN)], sheet motifs have been obtained.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Pure and Applied Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|