Daniel B. Leznoff

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Four polymorphic forms of the complex Zn[Au(CN)2]2 have been synthesized and both structurally and spectroscopically characterized. In each of the four polymorphs, a zinc center in a tetrahedral geometry with a Au(CN)2(-) unit at each tetrahedral vertex is observed. All four structures contain three-dimensional networks based on corner-sharing tetrahedra.(More)
Five isostructural dicyanometallate coordination polymers containing metallophilic interactions (In[M(CN)(2)](3) (M = Ag, Au), KCd[M(CN)(2)](3), and KNi[Au(CN)(2)](3)) were synthesized and investigated by variable-temperature powder X-ray diffraction to probe their thermal expansion properties. The compounds have a trigonal unit cell and show positive(More)
The synthesis and characterization of the bis(bidentate) Schiff-base ligand [(R)-2] formed by the condensation reaction of (R)-1,1'-binaphthyl-2,2'-diamine [(R)-BINAM] with pyridine-2-carboxaldehyde is presented. The coordination chemistry of (R)-2 with Ni(ClO(4))(2).6H(2)O, Co(ClO(4))(2).6H(2)O, CuCl(2), and CuSO(4) has been investigated. Reaction of (R)-2(More)
Research in the field of supramolecular chemistry has rapidly grown in recent years due to the generation of fascinating structural topologies and their associated physical properties. In order to rationally synthesize such high-dimensionality systems, several different classes of non-covalent intermolecular interactions in the crystal engineering toolbox(More)
The synthesis and coordination chemistry of two chiral tetradentate pyridylimine Schiff base ligands are reported. The ligands were prepared by the nucleophilic displacement of both bromides of 1,3-bis(bromomethyl)benzene (2) or 3,5-bis(bromomethyl)toluene (3) by the anion of (S)-valinol, followed by capping of both amine groups with(More)
Two polymorphs of an [Au(CN)2]-based coordination polymer, Cu[Au(CN)2]2(DMSO)2, one green (1) and one blue (2), have been identified. In polymorph 1, alternation of five-coordinate Cu(II) and [Au(CN)2]- units generates 1-D chains, while 2-D corrugated sheets are obtained in polymorph 2, which contains six-coordinate Cu(II) centers. Both polymorphs form 3-D(More)
A series of coordination polymers containing Cu(II) and [Au(CN)(2)](-) units has been prepared. Most of their structures incorporate attractive gold-gold interactions, thus illustrating that such "aurophilic" interactions can be powerful tools for increasing structural dimensionality in supramolecular systems. [Cu(tren)Au(CN)(2)][Au(CN)(2)] (1, tren =(More)
The reactions of 2 equiv of the ligand precursor P(CH2NHPh)3 or P[CH2NH-3,5-(CF3)2C6H3]3 with 3 equiv of Mn[N(SiMe3)2]2 provide high-yielding routes to the triangular trinuclear Mn(II) complexes [P(CH2NPh)3]2Mn3(THF)3.1.5THF and [P(CH2N-3,5-(CF3)2C6H3)3]2Mn3(THF)3. The solid-state structures of these paramagnetic complexes have approximate C3 symmetry. The(More)
A one-electron reduced species of a cationic phosphorus(V) tetraazaporphyrin complex has been isolated as an air-stable solid. Cyclic voltammetry and magnetic measurements showed the species to be a neutral π radical, and the solid state structure was elucidated by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy and(More)