One- and two-dimensional Cd(II) coordination polymers incorporating organophosphinate ligands

Acta Crystallogr C Struct Chem. 2014 Nov;70(Pt 11):1069-74. doi: 10.1107/S2053229614022256. Epub 2014 Oct 17.


Reaction of cadmium nitrate with diphenylphosphinic acid in dimethylformamide solvent yielded the one-dimensional coordination polymer catena-poly[[bis(dimethylformamide-κO)cadmium(II)]-bis(μ-diphenylphosphinato-κ(2)O:O')], [Cd(C12H10O2P)2(C3H7NO)2]n, (I). Addition of 4,4'-bipyridine to the synthesis afforded a two-dimensional extended structure, poly[[(μ-4,4'-bipyridine-κ(2)N:N')bis(μ-diphenylphosphinato-κ(2)O:O')cadmium(II)] dimethylformamide monosolvate], {[Cd(C12H10O2P)2(C10H8N2)]·C3H7NO}n, (II). In (II), the 4,4'-bipyridine molecules link the Cd(II) centers in the crystallographic a direction, while the phosphinate ligands link the Cd(II) centers in the crystallographic b direction to complete a two-dimensional sheet structure. Consideration of additional π-π interactions of the phenyl rings in (II) produces a three-dimensional structure with channels that encapsulate dimethylformamide molecules as solvent of crystallization. Both compounds were characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and FT-IR analysis.

Keywords: cadmium(II) complex; crystal structure; hybrid materials; one-dimensional coordination polymers; phosphinate; two-dimensional coordination polymers.