Crystal engineering on controlled crystal arrays using hydrogen bonding biimidazolate metal complexes

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Manipulation of molecular crystals formed from self-organization is one of important methods to develop the new molecular functional materials. We have been looking upon in particular mutual cohesive interactions of hydrogen bonding and metal coordination as one of useful tools to construct the preprogramming super-structures. In this study, five controlled super-structures of a one-dimensional linear chain, a zig-zag ribbon, right-handed and left-handed helices, and a two-dimensional honeycomb sheet are newty created by using the neutral metal complexes with some 2, 2′-biimidazolate mono-anions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-640
Number of pages12
JournalYuki Gosei Kagaku Kyokaishi/Journal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004


  • Biimidazolate complex
  • Coordination bond
  • Coordination polymer
  • Crystal engineering
  • Hydrogen bond
  • Hydrogen bonding polymer
  • Nano-science
  • Self-organization
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Supramolecular synthon

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