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Guest-Dependent Flexible Coordination Networks with Fluorinated Ligands



Guest-dependent flexible coordination networks are formed from 1,4-bis(4-pyridylmethyl)tetrafluorobenzene (bpf), 4,4′-bis(4-pyridylmethyl)octafluorobiphenyl (bpfb), 2,6-bis(4-pyridylmethyl)hexafluoronaphthalene (2,6-bpfn), and 2,7-bis(4-pyridylmethyl)hexafluoronaphthalene (2,7-bpfn) with Cd(NO3)2 in the presence of various organic compounds. The reaction of bpf affords one-dimensional cyclic chains, two-dimensional rhombus grid sheets, and three-dimensional diamond frameworks with threefold interpenetration. The reaction of bpfb mainly affords two-dimensional rhombus grid sheets with twofold parallel interpenetration. The reaction of 2,6-bpfn affords a one-dimensional ladder and two-dimensional rhombus grid, twisted grid, and herringbone sheets. The reaction of 2,7-bpfn affords two-dimensional rhombus grid sheets and grid sheets with dumbbell-shaped cavities. This diversity of network topologies is induced by interactions between the guest molecules and the flexible ligand frameworks.

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