Chemical reaction within a compact non-porous crystal containing molecular clusters without the loss of crystallinity

Ming Zhang, Tao Yang, Zhenxing Wang, Xiong Feng Ma, Yuexing Zhang, Samuel M. Greer, Sebastian A. Stoian, Zhong Wen Ouyang, Hiroyuki Nojiri, Mohamedally Kurmoo, Ming Hua Zeng

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Abstract

The very rare occurrence of a gas-solid chemical reaction has been found to take place on a molecule within a compact non-porous crystal without destroying its long-range structural order and retaining similar crystal structures when yellow crystals of FeII4(mbm)4Cl4(MeOH)4 were exposed to air to give black [FeIII4(mbm)4Cl4(OH)4]·2H2O. The latter cannot be synthesised directly. The original cluster underwent an exchange of methanol to hydroxide, an oxidation of Fe(ii) to Fe(iii), a change in stereochemistry and hydration while the packing and space-group remained unaltered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5356-5361
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Science
Volume8
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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