Research Article: Poly[hexa­aqua­bis­(μ3-hepta­nedioato-κ3O:O′:O′′)dimagnesium]

Date Published: June 01, 2011

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Xia-Xia Guo, Jian-li Lin.


In the title compound, [Mg2(C7H10O4)2(H2O)6]n, the MgII ion is coordinated by three aqua ligands and three O atoms from three heptanedioato ligands in a distorted octa­hedral geometry. Each heptanedioato ligand bridges three Mg atoms, generating polymeric layers parallel to the bc plane. The polymeric layers related by translation along the a axis inter­act further via O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, which consolidate the crystal packing.

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For general background to microporous coordination polymers, see: Borkowski & Cahill (2006 ▶); Dimos et al. (2002 ▶); Kim et al. (2001 ▶). For related structures, see: Liu et al. (2009 ▶).




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