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  • Crystal engineering of coordination polymers using 4,4'-bipyridine as a bond between transition metal atoms.

Crystal engineering of coordination polymers using 4,4'-bipyridine as a bond between transition metal atoms.

Chemical communications (Cambridge, England) (2006-10-13)
Kumar Biradha, Madhushree Sarkar, Lalit Rajput
ABSTRACT

Coordination polymers have attracted an enormous interest among chemists due to their novel physical and chemical properties. This review describes the role of 4,4'-bipyridine in discovering various coordination polymers with novel topologies that range from one-dimensional to three dimensional. The geometries of coordination polymers of bipy include linear, zigzag, four-fold helices, molecular antenna, ladder, railroad, double, triple and quadruple chains, bilayer, square and rectangular grid, honeycomb layers, Lincoln Logs, 3D frames, diamondoid, 4(2) x 8(2) and cubic networks.

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4,4′−Dipyridyl, 98%