Metal-containing dicarboxylic acids as building blocks for lamellar inorganic-organic hybrid networks

  • Beatty A
  • Helfrich B
  • Hogan G
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The synthesis of two transition-metal-containing dicarboxylic acids, and
their use as starting materials in the supramolecular synthesis of eight
different lamellar solids is reported. Ni(II) and Co(II) salts are
reacted with 2,4-pyridinedicarboxylic acid (2,4-H(2)PDCA), in water
solution to create the dicarboxylic acid starting materials, which are
then allowed to react with a variety of primary amines. A comparison of
four resulting crystal structures indicates that the compounds are
architecturally consistent; in each case virtually identical layers are
separated by a hydrophobic interlayer the nature of which depends on the
nature of the organic amine used in the reaction. An analogy is made
between lamellar solids created by organic supramolecular reactions (in
which dicarboxylic acids and amines are the starting materials) and the
reported inorganic-organic hybrid materials (where the dicarboxylic acid
is a coordination compound).

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  • Alicia M. Beatty

  • Brian A. Helfrich

  • Greg A. Hogan

  • Beth Ann Reed

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