The following articles are a selection of those recently accepted for publication in Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials.
Tailoring the dimensionality of metal complexes via ligand modifications
Lowering the flexibility of a dipodal N-donor ligand containing a benzene ring as a spacer, by increasing the number of methyl substituents, promotes the syn conformation of the ligand, which is required to obtain dinuclear, cyclic metal complexes.
1D and 2D coordination polymers with new diacetylenedisalicylic linker
An important direction of modern chemistry is the use of dicarboxylic organic acids with a rigid backbone as linker molecules for the synthesis of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs). As linker molecules in MOFs, the derivatives of salicylic acid would have an advantage due to the undoubtedly stronger bonding with the metal cation thanks to formation of chelate complexes.