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International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2012, Article ID 274508, 6 pages
Research Article

Synthesis, Structure, and Thermal Stability of Supramolecular Polymers with 1D Chain:

Department of Chemistry, North University of China, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030051, China

Received 15 November 2011; Revised 10 January 2012; Accepted 7 February 2012

Academic Editor: Abdessadek Lachgar

Copyright © 2012 Yan Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Two supramolecular polymers have been constructed from 2,3,5,6-tetrabromoterephthalic acid (H2TBTA) and 1,3-bis(4-pyridyl)propane (BPP) ligands in water-methanol dissolvant. Single-crystal X-ray and powder diffraction, IR spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, and elemental analysis were employed to characterize all samples. Both of the complex compounds 1 and 2 belong to triclinic crystal system with P-1 space group. The crystal structures analysis indicates that the metal atom coordinated by two carboxylate groups from different TBTA ligands, two BPP, molecules and two H2O molecules formed a slightly distorted octahedral configuration. The compounds of 1 and 2 are 1D chains made with TBTA spacers, BPP molecules, and H2O molecules.