A blue photoluminescent [Zn(L)(CN)2] (L = 2,2′-dipyridylamine) material with a supramolecular one-dimensional chain structure

Kin Ying Ho, Wing Yiu Yu, Kung Kai Cheung, Chi Ming Che

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A novel blue luminescent [Zn(L)(CN)2] complex (L = 2,2′-dipyridylamine) is synthesized and characterized by an X-ray diffraction study; the crystal packing in the Zn complex reveals that the molecules self-assemble by intermolecular hydrogen bonds [N-H⋯N≡C distance = 2.965(7) Å] and face-to-face π=π aromatic stacking interactions to form two-dimensional sheets.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2101-2102
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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