Journal of Chemical Crystallography

, Volume 47, Issue 1–2, pp 1–9 | Cite as

Four New Coordination Polymers Constructed by 2-(4-Thiazolyl)benzimidazole and 1,3,5-Benzenetricarboxylic Acid

Original Paper


Through using mixed N/S-containing ligand 2-(4-thiazolyl)benzimidazole (L), four new metal–organic coordination polymers, namely, [Co2 L 4(HBTC)(H2O)2] (1), [Cu2 L 2(HBTC)2]·H2O (2), [NiL 3]·(HBTC)·H2O (3) and [NiL 3]·H2O (4), have been synthesized under hydrothermal conditions, further assisted by a second organic ligand, benzenetricarboxylic (H3BTC). The structures of 14 have been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction analyses and further characterized by elemental analyses and IR spectra. Compound 1 contains two {CoL 2(H2O)} fragments, which are connected by a BTC molecule to form a discrete “V”-type subunit. The hydrogen bonding interactions between N3⋯O1 atoms induce a 1D chain of 1. Complex 2 includes bi-nuclear CuII subunits, which are linked by BTC ligands to form a 2D layer. Each bi-nuclear Cu subunit is linked by four BTC molecules. Both complexes 3 and 4 are based on [NiL 3] subunits. In complex 3, when NiCl2·6H2O was used as reactant, a discrete BTC molecule is captured as a counter anion. In contrast, when using reactant NiSO4·6H2O, [NiL 3]·H2O (4) is formed. Both complexes 3 and 4 contain abundant hydrogen bonding interactions. In these complexes, the N donors in L ligand coordinate with transition metals and the S atoms participate in hydrogen bonding interactions.

Graphical Abstract

Through using mixed N/S-containing ligand 2-(4-thiazolyl)benzimidazole (L), four new metal-organic coordination polymers, namely, [Co2 L 4(HBTC)(H2O)2] (1), [CuL(HBTC)] (2), [NiL 3]·(HBTC)·H2O (3) and [Ni(L)3]·H2O (4), have been synthesized under hydrothermal conditions further assisted by the second organic ligand benzentricaboxylate (H3BTC).


Coordination polymers 2-(4-thiazolyl)benzimidazole Benzentricarboxylate 



Financial supports of this research by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 21571023, 21471021 and 21401010) and Program of Innovative Research Team in University of Liaoning Province (LT2012020).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryBohai UniversityJinzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Chemical and Environmental EngineeringHebei Chemical & Pharmaceutical Vocational Technology CollegeShijiazhuangPeople’s Republic of China

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