Chinese Journal of Chemistry

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30_02/2012Cover Picture: Chiral (6,3) Network Assembled by Lanthanide and Changeful Dihydroxyfumaric Acid (Chin. J. Chem. 2/2012)

The cover picture shows a chiral (6,3) network assembled by lanthanide and 2,2-dihydroxylmalonate. X-ray analysis re-vealed that each lanthanide center is surrounded by three 2,2-dihydroxylmalonate ligands with bis-chelate coordination mode to give rise to a building unit of turbine blade structure. These buiding units alternatively connect adjacent units with same configuration and extend the linkage on ab plane to form the chiral two-dimensional framework. The construction of the resultant chiral network demonstrates that 2,2-dihydroxylmalonate is a perfect ligand to build some chiral metal-organic framework with potential optical properties. More details are discussed in the article by Zhang et al. on page 228–232.

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