Helical polymeric network of [ZnCl 2 (4′-aryl-4, 2′-6′,4-terpyridine)] n

Gareth W.V. Cave, Colin L. Raston

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The coordination polymer formed by the addition of zinc(II)chloride to 4′-(4‴-octyloxyphenyl)-4,2′-6′,4″- terpyridine (readily prepared using green chemistry principles) has been structurally authenticated using single crystal X-ray diffraction and microanalysis techniques. The polymeric network adopts a layered helical zigzag arrangement about a distorted tetrahedral Zn(II) centre, forming channels of inter-digitated alkyl chains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-319
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Supramolecular Chemistry
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Coordination chemistry
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Terpyridine
  • Zinc


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