Cocrystal controlled solid-state synthesis of a rigid tetracarboxylate ligand that pillars both square grid and Kagomé lattice layers

by J.A. Perman, A.J. Cairns, Ł. Wojtas, M. Eddaoudi, M.J. Zaworotko
Year: 2011 DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00542H

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CrystEngComm, 13, 3130-3133, (2011)


[Cu2(carboxylate)4] paddlewheel molecular building blocks, MBBs, are capable of generating square grid or Kagomé lattice supramolecular isomers when dicarboxylates such as 1,3-benzenedicarboxylate (1,3-bdc) and 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate (1,4-bdc) are exploited to link the paddlewheel MBBs. In this contribution we demonstrate that it is possible to use a solvent-free reaction (cocrystal controlled solid-state synthesis) to prepare a tetracarboxylic acid, H4BIPA-TC, formed by rigidly linking two 1,3-bdc moieties at the 5-position. BIPA-TC can pillar both square grid and Kagomé lattice supramolecular isomers, thereby generating nets that exhibit lvt or nbo topologies, respectively.



Pillaring MOF Kagome tetracarboxylate ligand cocrystal co-crystal