Coordination polymers build from 1,4-bis(imidazol-1yl-methyl)benzene: From Crystalline to Amorphous

Adarsh, N. N.; Novio, F.; Ruiz-Molina, A.

Dalton Transactions , , , (2016)
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT01157H

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2016/dt/c6dt01157h#!divAbstract

Abstract: Supramolecular chemistry of bis-imidazole ligand namely 1,4-bis(imidazol-1yl-methyl)benzene, popularly known as bix was explored by various researchers to synthesize functional coordination polymers (CPs). The flexibility of the bix ligand, its unpredictable conformation and coordination behaviour with transition metal ions resulted in a huge number of structurally diverse and functionally intriguing CPs. In this perspective review we discuss the progress of CPs of bix from crystalline to amorphous materials, since 1997 to current date. More precisely this review emphasize the developments of functional supramolecular coordination polymers from crystalline materials to amorphous nanomaterials build from bix ligand

Coordination polymers build from 1,4-bis(imidazol-1yl-methyl)benzene: From Crystalline to Amorphous
a) Crystal structure of bix; b) 2D hydrogen bonded sheet (water molecules are shown in red balls, hydrogen bondings are shown in black dotted lines).