A hexagonal cobalt(ii) metallacycle and its “lipid packaged” derivatives, [Co6(R-bisterpy)6]X12(R = H, OC16H33, OC27H55; X = BF4, C12-Glu), have been synthesized and characterized. The compounds incorporating BF4-anions formed sphere-like aggregates while the compounds with C12-Glu lipid anions gave double-layered honeycomb architectures composed of hexagonal stacked tubular structures, which exhibit spin crossover behaviour.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry