Crystal structures of [18]aneN6H2K[Co(CN)6].4H2O, [16]aneN4H2K[Co(CN)6] and [12]aneN4H3[Co(CN)6].2H2O. Insight into the electrostatic and hydrogen-bonding interaction in self-assembling supercomplexes
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AbstractThe crystal structures of [18]aneN6H2K[Co(CN)6].4H2O [potassium dihydrogen hexacyanocobaltate-1,4,7,10,13,16-hexaazacyclooctadecane-water (1/1/4)], [16]aneN4H2K[Co(CN)6] [potassium dihydrogen hexacyano-cobaltate-1,5,9,13-tetraazacyclohexadecane (1/1)] and [12]aneN4H3[Co(CN)6].2H2O [trihydrogen hexacyano-cobaltate-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-water (1/1/2)] have been determined. For these supercomplexes, the [Co(CN)6]3- binding with protonated polyammonium macrocycles is dominant in the binding competition between K+ and [Co(CN)6]3-. It is suggested that the binding of [Co(CN)6]3- with protonated polyammonium macrocycles is independent of the cavity size of the macrocycle, whereas that of K+ is size-match selective. For [18]aneN6H2K[Co(CN)6].4H2O, the formation of a two-dimensional lamella may be derived from a chain-like arrangement of four-, five- and eight-membered rings in the network through the mutual balance between electrostatic and hydrogen-bonding interactions. [16]aneN4H2K[Co(CN)6] is a novel example demonstrating the anchoring of cobalticyanide through hydrogen-bonding interactions inside a zeolite-type cavity in the three-dimensional network formed by K+ and the macrocycles through Coulombic interactions. Also, a three-dimensional network was formed mainly through hydrogen-bonding interactions between [Co(CN)6]3-, protonated macrocycles and water molecules in [12]aneN4H3[Co(CN)6].2H2O.
All Author(s) ListZhou P., Xue F., Au-Yeung S.C.F., Xu X.-P.
Journal nameActa Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science
Year1999
Month6
Day1
Volume Number55
Issue Number3
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Pages389 - 395
ISSN0108-7681
eISSN1600-5740
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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