In-situ coordination chemistry within cobalt-containing phthalocyanine nanoporous crystals

C. Grazia Bezzu, Benson M. Kariuki, Madeleine Helliwell, Floriana Tuna, John E. Warren, David R. Allan, Neil B. Mckeown

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    Nanoporous crystals formed by the cobalt complex of 2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24- octa(2′,6′-di-iso-propyphenoxy)phthalocyanine were used to demonstrate in situ coordination chemistry by single-crystal-to-single-crystal transformations. Ligand exchange, including the introduction of imidazole with the apparent simultaneous oxidation of the metal centre, was readily achieved by simply adding the new ligand into the solvent in contact with the Phthalocyanine nanoporous crystals (PNCs). In addition, chloride and bromide axial ligands were introduced by the use of aqueous hydrochloric, hydrobromic acid or bromine as reagents. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1545-1550
    Number of pages5
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2013


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