Organic-inorganic hybrid compounds of Li with bisimidazole derivatives: Li ion binding study and topochemical properties

Inorg Chem. 2006 Oct 2;45(20):8062-9. doi: 10.1021/ic060323h.


The imidazole-based ligands, bis(imidazol-1-yl)methane (Bizm, 1a) and (pyrenyl)bis(imidazol-1-yl) methane (Pbizm,2a) were prepared. With LiClO4, these two compounds formed two novel organic-inorganic hybrid materials: a 3D network polymer Li(Bizm).ClO4 (1b) and a 1D chain polymer Li(Pbizm)2.ClO4 (2b). The intriguing topological and physiochemical characteristics of 1b and 2b are reported on the basis of the X-ray single-crystal structure analysis and Li ion binding studies.