Solution and structural studies of the Cd(II) - Aconitate system

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The complexing ability of the binary system trans-aconitic acid (H3L) with regard to Cd(II) and the crystal structures of the binary system Cd(II)-(H3L), [Cd3L2(H2O)(6)] n(1) and ternary systems of Cd(II)-(H3L)-Lewis base [Lewis base = 1,10-phenanthroline (2) and 2,2'-bipyridine (3)] have been determined. Compound I is a rare binodal four-connected three-dimensional (3D) metal-organic framework possessing a moganite (mog) topology. Compounds 2 and 3 represent infinite one-dimensional (1D) chains forming three-dimensional metal-supramolecular structures through H-bond and pi-pi stacking interactions. All compounds have been characterized by spectroscopic and thermogravimetric techniques. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


  • George Kostakis
  • Gerasimos Malandrinos
  • Ebbe Nordlander
  • Matti Haukka
  • John C. Plakatouras
Research areas and keywords

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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics


  • Topology, Coordination polymers, Lewis base, Potentiometry, Cadmium complexes
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3227-3234
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Chemical Physics (S) (011001060)