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Two Thermostable Three-Dimensional Homochiral Metal−Organic Polymers with Quartz Topology

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posted on 2010-03-03, 00:00 authored by Li-Li Liang, Shi-Bin Ren, Jun Zhang, Yi-Zhi Li, Hong-Bin Du, Xiao-Zeng You
Two new homochiral metal−organic coordination polymers, M2(TPOM)(d-Cam)2(H2O)2 (M = Zn for 1, Cd for 2, d-H2cam = d-camphoric acid, TPOM = tetrakis(4-pyridyloxymethylene)methane) have been prepared under solvothermal conditions and characterized by single crystal X-ray structure analyses, thermogravimetric analyses, circular dichroism, second-order nonlinear optical (NLO), and photoluminescent measurements. Compounds 1 and 2 are isostructural and crystallize in the chiral space group P21212 (No. 18). In 1, Zn(II) is tetrahedrally coordinated, while Cd(II) in 2 is six-coordinated. Both possess a three-dimensional (3D) framework with a 4-connected node. Tetrahedral quadridentate linker TPOM connects four M(II) ions through its four peripheral pyridyl groups to form a wavelike two-dimensional (2D) sheet [M2(TPOM)]n. The chiral bidentate d-H2cam ligand connects two M(II) ions to form a homochiral left-handed one-dimensional helical chain [M(d-cam)]n. The homochiral helical chains interweave the 2D wavelike sheets via sharing the metal sites to form a 3D homochiral framework with 2-fold interpenetrating quartz (6482) topology. Both 1 and 2 are NLO-active materials and exhibit relatively high thermal stabilities.