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From Discrete Linear ZntBu2 Molecules to 1D Coordination Polymers and 2D Fabrics

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posted on 21.03.2007, 00:00 by Janusz Lewiński, Maciej Dranka, Wojciech Bury, Witold Śliwiński, Iwona Justyniak, Janusz Lipkowski
We have authenticated the molecular and crystal structure of ZntBu2 and constructed the unprecedented 2D fabric structure using the tert-butylzinc molecules and 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethane as building blocks. The X-ray crystal structure analysis revealed that the inorganic−organic polymeric chains were weaving to form the fabric structure by the concerted C−H···π interactions involving the pyridine rings. Subtle factors governing self-assembly processes leading to a fabric structure are discussed.