Solid-State Structural Transformations from 2D Interdigitated Layers to 3D Interpenetrated Structures

Authors

  • Raghavender Medishetty,

    1. Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3, Science Drive 3, Singapore 117543 (Singapore)
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  • Dr. Lip Lin Koh,

    1. Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3, Science Drive 3, Singapore 117543 (Singapore)
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  • Goutam Kumar Kole,

    1. Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3, Science Drive 3, Singapore 117543 (Singapore)
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  • Prof. Dr. Jagadese J. Vittal

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3, Science Drive 3, Singapore 117543 (Singapore)
    2. Department of Chemistry, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju , 660-701 (South Korea)
    • Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3, Science Drive 3, Singapore 117543 (Singapore)
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  • We thank the Ministry of Education, Singapore for financial support through NUS FRC Grant No. R-143-000-439-112, Ms. Geok Kheng Tan and Ms. Hong Yimain for X-ray data collection, and Dr. Mangayarkarasi Nagarathinam for her interest in this project. J.J.V. thanks the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology (S. Korea) for the World Class University Chair Professorship through the Grant No. R32-2008-000-2003-0.

Abstract

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Construction by shining light! A [2+2] cycloaddition reaction in a 2D coordination polymer accompanied by single-crystal-to-single-crystal structural transformation to a 3D structure highlights the retrosynthesis of a 3D structure from a 2D layer compound (see scheme, Zn red, 4-styrylpyridine blue/turquoise).

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