Nitrogen-Rich Azoles as Ligand Spacers in Coordination Polymers

Authors

  • Dr. Shi-Qiang Bai,

    1. Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 3, Singapore 117543 (Singapore), Fax: (+65) 6873-1324
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  • Associate Prof. David J. Young,

    1. Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jalan TungkuLink, Gadong BE 1410, Brunei Darussalam (Brunei)
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  • Prof. T. S. Andy Hor

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 3, Singapore 117543 (Singapore), Fax: (+65) 6873-1324
    2. Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, 3 Research Link, Singapore 117602 (Singapore)
    • Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 3, Singapore 117543 (Singapore), Fax: (+65) 6873-1324
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Abstract

N-heterocycle-based ligands are versatile building-blocks for coordination oligomer and polymer assemblies of first-row transition metals. Herein, we review recent developments in the design and synthesis of some nitrogen-rich azole-based ligands, their assembly modes in coordination oligomers and polymers, and the potential applications of the resulting metallosupramolecules.

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