Hydrophobic Channel Framework Constructed by Second-sphere Coordination

  title={Hydrophobic Channel Framework Constructed by Second-sphere Coordination},
  author={Hu Zhi},
Protonated N,N,N′,N′-tetrabenzyl-ethylenediamine(L) can form second-sphere complexes with [MCl4]2-(M=Mn, Co, Cu). In these crystals, thick 1D ribbons and 2D layer frameworks are constructed through N—H…Cl interactions. The orientations of benzyl groups of compound L in the ribbon or layer are horizontal and perpendicular, respectively, through C—H…Cl interactions, so that the ribbon and layer with alternately convex-concave site arrangement are formed. The caves between layers are formed by C—H… CONTINUE READING