Poly[diaqua-μ4-biphenyl-4,4′-dicarboxyl-ato- magnesium(II)]

Hsin Kuan Liu, Xiang Wen Peng, Chia Her Lin*

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The solvothermal reaction of magnesium nitrate with bi-phenyl-4,4′- dicarboxylic acid in N,N-dimethyl-formamide and water leads to the formation of crystals of the title complex, [Mg(C14H8O4)(H2O)2] n. In the crystal structure, the Mg cations are coordinated by six O atoms from two water mol-ecules and four symmetry-related biphenyl-4,4′-dicarboxyl-ate anions within slightly distorted octa-hedra. The Mg cations are located on a center of inversion, the biphenyl-4,4′-dicarboxyl-ate anions around a twofold rotation axis and the water mol-ecule in a general position. The Mg cations are linked by the anions into a three-dimensional framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)m237
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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