Comparison of chiral and racemic forms of zinc cyclohexane trans-1,2-dicarboxylate frameworks: A structural, computational, and calorimetric study

Andrew J. Bailey, Clare Lee, Russell K. Feller, James B. Orton, Caroline Mellot-Draznieks, Ben Slater, William T.A. Harrison, P. Simoncic, A. Navrotsky, Martin C. Grossel, Anthony K. Cheetham

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) An integrated study of the organic-inorganic framework material zinc cyclohexane trans-1,2-dicarboxylate involving synthesis,structure elucidation, computer simulation,and calorimetry shows that the chiral R,R form (right in picture) is less stable than its racemic R,R/S,S analogue (left) and adopts a layered structure with a fundamentally different topology. The results point to the possibility that the structural diversity of racemic frameworks and their homochiral analogues may be much greater than has hitherto been suspected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8634-8637
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume47
Issue number45
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 27 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Calorimetry
  • Chirality
  • Crystal engineering
  • Molecular modeling
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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