A double chain coordination polymer: {[Zn(H2O) 6][Zn(3,3′,4,4′-benzophenonetetracarboxylate)H 2O]·4H2O}n

Yang Yi Yang, Lap Szeto, Wing Tak Wong

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The double-chain coordination polymer, {[Zn(H2O) 6][Zn(bbtc)H2O]·4H2O}n (bbtc = 3,3′,4,4′-benzophenonetetracarboxylate), features two kinds of zinc center. One is octahedrally coordinated by six aqua ligands and the other is coordinated by four carboxylate oxygen atoms, derived from three bbtc ligands, and a water molecule, forming a geometry intermediate between square-pyramidal and trigonal bipyramidal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)958-959
Number of pages2
JournalApplied Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Benzophenonetetracarboxylic acid
  • Coordination polymer
  • Crystal structure
  • Zinc complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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