Nitrogen-rich azoles as ligand spacers in coordination polymers

Shi Qiang Bai, David J. Young, T. S.Andy Hor

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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. Spacer Oddity: Hybrid azoles support a myriad of coordination polymers by serving as flexible and adaptable spacers through a range of coordination modes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-304
Number of pages13
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes


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