Influence of anions on the dimensionality of extended networks based on Cu I cations and 1,4,5,8,9,12-hexaazatriphenylene (HAT) ligands. Academic Article uri icon


  • Reactions of Cu I salts with 1,4,5,8,9,12-hexaazatriphenylene (HAT) afford three types of cationic coordination polymers depending on the anion present in the reaction solution. In the crystal structure of {[Cu(HAT)][BF4]x1/3(C6H6)}infinity, (1), Cu ions and HAT molecules form extended layers that are best described as strongly distorted honeycomb nets. The space between the layers is occupied by [BF4]- anions and solvent molecules. {[Cu(HAT)][PF6]}infinity, (2), crystallizes as a chiral (10,3)-a net with [PF6]- anions residing in the cavities of the three-dimensional metal-organic framework. The crystal structure of {[Cu4(HAT)3][SbF6]4x3C6H6}infinity, (3), is based on unique extended [Cu4(HAT)3]infinity "nanotubules" filled with solvent molecules and [SbF6]- anions.

published proceedings

  • Dalton Trans

author list (cited authors)

  • Shatruk, M., Chouai, A., & Dunbar, K. R.

citation count

  • 22

complete list of authors

  • Shatruk, Mikhail||Chouai, Abdellatif||Dunbar, Kim R

publication date

  • May 2006