Date Published: July 01, 2011
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Xi-Ying Hu, Guang-Rui Yang, Wen-Wen Shan.
A novel metal–organic framework based on 1,3-bis(imidazol-1-ylmethyl)benzene (1,3-bimb), [Cd(NO3)2(C14H14N4)2]n, has been synthesized hydrothermally. The structure exhibits a two-dimensional metal–organic (4,4)-net composed of CdII atoms and bimb ligands, and such layers are further joined through interlayer C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds to generate a three-dimensional supramolecular structure.
For background to the network topologies and applications of coordination polymers, see: Maspoch et al. (2007 ▶); Ockwig et al. (2005 ▶); Zang et al. (2006 ▶); Zhang et al. (2009 ▶). For synthesis and related structures with the bimb ligand, see: Hoskins et al. (1997 ▶). For C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, see: Desiraju (1996 ▶); Broder et al. (2002 ▶).