Coordination pillared layers using a dinuclear Mn(V) complex as a secondary building unit

Ryo Ohtani, Susumu Kitagawa, Masaaki Ohba

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Coordination pillared layers (CPLs) are among the most attractive framework compounds displaying unique porous properties depending on their components. Three-dimensional Hofmann-type porous coordination polymers consisting of pillared cyanide-bridged layers with a tetracyanometallate anion [M II(CN)4]2- (M = Ni, Pd, Pt) as a secondary building unit (SBU) are the representative functional CPLs. In this paper, we report a new synthetic strategy for constructing CPLs using a new SBU linking two tetracyanometallate complexes, [{MnV(N)(CN)4} 2(bpy)]4- (bpy = 4,4′-bipyridyl). The [Mn V(N)(CN)4]2- part in the SBU permits expansion of the 2-D cyanide-bridged layers and the pillar part bpy simultaneously links the layers. Two CPLs, [MII(bpy){MnV(N)(CN) 4(bpy)1/2}]·MeCN·H2O (M = Zn, Cd), were synthesized by applying the SBU and characterized by X-ray single-crystal structural analysis and gas adsorption measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-597
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Mar 22 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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