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International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2012, Article ID 291682, 6 pages
Research Article

Crystal Structure and Thermal Behavior of Two New Supramolecular Complexes Templated with 1,2,4,5-Benzenetetracarboxylic Acid

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

Received 16 November 2011; Revised 12 January 2012; Accepted 30 January 2012

Academic Editor: Daniel L. Reger

Copyright © 2012 Ling-Ling Gao 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.


Templated coordination polymers [Ni(H2O)4(bipy)](BTA)0.5·H2O (1) and [Co(H2O)4(bipy)](BTA)0.5·H2O (2) (bipy = 4,4-Bipyridine, H4BTA = 1,2,4,5-Benzenetetracarboxylic Acid) were synthesized and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, powder diffraction, elemental analysis, IR, and thermogravimetric analysis. Both of complexes 1 and 2 are monoclinic crystal system, C2/c space group, and isostructural. The unit of the structure, the metal ion is coordinated by four water molecules and two bipy molecules, is a slightly distorted octahedral configuration, and the carboxyl group from BTA4- ion doesn't coordinate with the metal ion, the H-bonding interactions further connect the mononuclear molecules to generate a 3D supramolecular complex.