Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 26, Issue 5, pp 1833–1843 | Cite as

Assembly of Supramolecular Networks with the Inclusion of T4(2)6(2) Water Tapes and R6 Water Clusters

  • Wan-Dan Weng
  • Yue-Qing Zheng
  • Hong-Lin Zhu
  • Jian-Qing Xu
Original Paper


Two new supramolecular compounds were synthesized and characterized with the formula of [Cu(bipy)2(OAc)]·(DBrS)1/2·5H2O 1, [Co(phen)2(CO3)]·(DBrS)1/2·5H2O 2 (H2DBS = meso-2,3-dibromosuccinic acid; bipy = 2,2’-bipyridine; phen = 1,10-phenanthroline). The crystal structures of complexes were determined by X-ray single-crystal diffraction. Complex 1 represents R6 water clusters and complex 2 stabilizes in a 1D water tape notated T4(2)6(2). For 2, the 2D layer is defined as a 2D (3,4,6)-connected network with the Schläfli symbol of (4·5·6)4(42·5·6·72)(42·5)2(44·52·62·74·93). Results about i.r. spectra and elemental analyses are presented.


Water tape Water cluster Meso-2,3-dibromosuccinic acid Crystal structures 



The honest thanks are also extended to K. C. Wong Magna Fund in Ningbo University.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wan-Dan Weng
    • 1
  • Yue-Qing Zheng
    • 1
  • Hong-Lin Zhu
    • 1
  • Jian-Qing Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center for Solid State Chemistry & ApplicationNingbo UniversityNingboPeople’s Republic of China

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