Structural interconversion controlled by hydrogen-bond interactions: A mononuclear copper triamine complex and a polynuclear copper triamine sheet

Way-Zen Lee, Ya Lin Kang, Tzu Li Wang, Chan Cheng Su, Ting Shen Kuo

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Because of the steric hindrance caused by the large bite angles of the employed dipropylenetriamine (dpt) ligand to the copper center, a five-coordinated copper triamine complex, [Cu(η3-dpt) (η2-dpt)](ClO4)2 (1), was prepared and structurally characterized. When water was added to a methanol solution of 1, the discrete mononuclear copper complex 1 was converted to a two-dimensional zigzag layer, and this conversion behavior was reversible as water was removed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2614-2616
Number of pages3
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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