Iron(II) thio- and selenocyanate coordination networks containing 3,3 '-bipyridine

Christopher J. Adams, Mairi F. Haddow, David J. Harding, Thomas J. Podesta, Rachel E. Waddington

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A number of different compounds have been synthesised by reaction of solutions containing Fe(NCE)(2) (E = S, Se) with solutions containing 3,3'-bipyridine. When the solvent used is methanol, the products are the monomeric compounds trans-{Fe(NCS)(2)(3,3'-bipy)(2)(MeOH)(2)} 1 or trans-{Fe(NCSe)(2)(3,3'-bipy)(2)(MeOH)(2)}(2), but when acetonitrile is used the layered coordination network {Fe(NCS)(2)(3,3'-bipy)(2)} 3 or doubly interpenetrated coordination network {Fe(NCSe)(2)(3,3'-bipy)(2)} 4 is formed instead. Using methanol to dissolve the Fe(NCE)(2) and CHX3 (X = Cl, Br) to dissolve the 3,3'-bipyridine yields solvated coordination networks of stoichiometry {Fe(NCE)(2)(3,3'-bipy)(2)}center dot 2CHX(3). The crystal structures of all of these compounds except 4 are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4909-4914
Number of pages6
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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