Research Article: Poly[bis[μ-1,3-bis­(imidazol-1-ylmeth­yl)benzene-κ2N3:N3′]bis­(nitrato-κO)cadmium]

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.

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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 ▶).




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