Anion template effect and the polymerization degree: Diversity through flexibility

Kalle Nättinen (Corresponding Author), Paulo E.N. de Bairos (Corresponding Author), Petri Seppälä, Kari Rissanen (Corresponding Author)

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Two 2D (M1 and M2) and one 1D (M3) metal‐organic frameworks (MOFs) have been prepared from pyridine functionalized tetradentate ligand tetrakis(nicotinoxymethyl)methane TNM with silver tetrafluoroborate, nickel chloride, and copper hexafluorophosphate. M1 manifests a previously unpresented mode of 4,4 threefold parallel interpenetration for 2D MOFs. Large channels (vdW diameter 9.4 Å) through eclipsed 2D layers of M2 were observed. While the open space percentage in the noninterpenetrated M2 was 38.0 %, the triple interpenetration of the sheets of M1 reduced the void to 10.8 %. With the same ligand and a similar, weakly coordinating anion as that in M1, the structure M3 was rendered one‐dimensional. The result is explained partly by the flexibility of the TNM ligand and partly by the lack of a suitable bridging solvent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2819-2825
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Crystal engineering
  • N ligands
  • Zeolite analogues
  • Self-assembly
  • Transition metals


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