Coordination polymers with adjustable dimensionality based on CuII and bis-imidazolyl bridging ligand

M. O. Barsukova, D. G. Samsonenko, T. V. Goncharova, A. S. Potapov, S. A. Sapchenko, D. N. Dybtsev, V. P. Fedin

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1,4-Bis(imidazol-1-yl)butane was synthesized from imidazole and 1,4-dibromobutane in an alkaline medium. A variation of the molar ratio of reagents in the system copper(II) chloride dihydrate and 1,4-bis(imidazol-1-yl)butane (bImB) upon heating in N,N-dimethylformamide resulted in the synthesis of two new coordination polymers [Cu(bImB)Cl2] (1) and [Cu(bImB)2Cl2] (2), which were structurally characterized. Product 1 was found to possess a chain structure, while structure 2 is built of neutral layers, with the dimensionality of the extended coordination structures being determined by the reaction conditions. The new compounds were characterized by IR spectroscopy, elemental analysis, and powder X-ray diffraction data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2914-2919
Number of pages6
JournalRussian Chemical Bulletin
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016


  • bis(imidazolyl)alkanes
  • coordination polymer
  • copper
  • X-ray diffraction

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