Cobalt and nickel coordination polymers containing 3-pyridylnicotinamide and five-membered ring dicarboxylates

<div><p>Cobalt and nickel coordination polymers containing the conformationally flexible 3-pyridylnicotinamide (3-pna) ligand and a five-membered ring-based dicarboxylate ligand have been prepared and structurally characterized via single-crystal X-ray diffraction. [Co(tpdc)(3-pna)]<sub>n</sub> (<b>1</b>) was prepared using 2,5-thiophenedicarboxylic acid (H<sub>2</sub>tpdc). This material shows a 2-D layer structure containing {Co<sub>2</sub>(OCO)<sub>2</sub>} dimers linked by tpdc and 3-pna ligands. Compound <b>1</b> manifests an underlying 3,5-connected (4<sup>2</sup>6)(4<sup>2</sup>6<sup>7</sup>8) 3,5L2 topology. The isostructural pair of solids [Co(<i>D</i>-cam)(3-pna)(H<sub>2</sub>O)<sub>2</sub>]<sub>n</sub> (<b>2</b>) and [Ni(<i>D</i>-cam)(3-pna)(H<sub>2</sub>O)<sub>2</sub>]<sub>n</sub> (<b>3</b>) was obtained from the chiral <i>D</i>-camphorate (<i>D</i>-cam) ligand. These two materials possess acentric ribbon coordination polymer motifs. Compound <b>1</b> manifests antiferromagnetic coupling concomitant with Kramers doublet formation. Thermal properties of these materials are also discussed.</p></div>