A New Organically Templated Zinc Phosphite Synthesized in Phosphorous Acid Flux and Its Hydrothermal Analogue

A new organically templated zinc phosphite, (H2bbp)2·Zn6(HPO3)8 (1) (bbp = 1,3-bis(4-pyridyl)propane), has been synthesized in a water-free flux of H3PO3. This compound possesses a new layered structure different from the analogue obtained in the corresponding hydrothermal synthesis, Zn(bbp)0.5(HPO3)·0.5H2O (2). Crystal data:  1, monoclinic, P21/c, a = 9.3364(5) Å, b = 14.8119(7) Å, c = 33.6668(8) Å, β = 91.004(3)°, V = 4655.1(4) Å3, Z = 4; 2, monoclinic, P2/n, a = 11.392(4) Å, b = 5.199(2) Å, c = 15.863(6) Å, β = 106.329(5)°, V = 901.5(6) Å3, Z = 4.