Synthesis and characterization of coordination polymers of Zn(II) with 1,3-bis(4-pyridyl)propane and 4,4′-pyridine ligands

Ting Wai Lee, Jasmine Po Kwan Lau, Wing Tak Wong

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Two new metal-coordination polymers, [Zn2(bpy)(OAc)4]n(1) and [Zn(bpp)(NO3)2]n(2) were prepared by the layering method using Zn(II) ions, bpy and bpp ligands, and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. Complexes 1 and 2 were both found to be one-dimensional coordination polymers. The periodic length of the chain between two alternate Zn(II) ions in compound 1 is 26.92 Å which is more than twice the length of compound 2 (26.92>11.92×2).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)999-1002
Number of pages4
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • 1,3-Bis(4-pyridyl)propane
  • 4, 4 -Pyridine ′
  • Polymeric network
  • X-ray crystallography
  • Zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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