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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(10), 20729-20743; doi:10.3390/ijms141020729

Supramolecular Interactions of Terpyridine-Derived Cores of Metallomesogen Precursors

Department of Chemistry and Advanced Materials, Kosin University, 149-1, Dongsam-dong, Yeongdo-gu, Busan 606-701, Korea
Institut de Science et de l'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires, Université de Strasbourg, 8, allée Gaspard Monge 67083, Strasbourg, France
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 702-701, Korea
School of Medicine, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, Pluit Raya #2, Jakarta 14440, Indonesia
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, 2-39-1 Kurokami, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan
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Received: 13 August 2013 / Revised: 22 September 2013 / Accepted: 22 September 2013 / Published: 15 October 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Supramolecular Systems)
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Use of Hirshfeld surfaces calculated from crystal structure determinations on various transition metal ion complexes of three terpyridine ligands carrying trimethoxyphenyl substituents has enabled an assessment of the contribution made by the ligand components to the interactions determining the lattice structures, interactions expected also to be present in metallomesogens derived from similar ligands. The form of the link joining the trimethoxyphenyl substituent to the 4' position of 2,2';6',2''-terpyridine is of some importance. In the case of the Co(II) complexes of two of the ligands, their spin-crossover characteristics can be rationalised in terms of the different interactions seen in their lattices.
Keywords: Hirshfeld surfaces; crystal structures; labile interactions; functionalised terpyridines; spin crossover Hirshfeld surfaces; crystal structures; labile interactions; functionalised terpyridines; spin crossover

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Lee, Y.H.; Harrowfield, J.M.; Shin, J.W.; Won, M.S.; Rukmini, E.; Hayami, S.; Min, K.S.; Kim, Y. Supramolecular Interactions of Terpyridine-Derived Cores of Metallomesogen Precursors. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 20729-20743.

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