Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2002, 67, 1236-1246

4,4'-Bipyridine-2,2',6,6'-tetracarboxamide. Synthesis and Self-Assembling Properties of the Free Base and the 1 : 1 Silver(I) Triflate Complex

Petr Sehnala, Petr Holýa,*, Miloš Tichýa, Jiří Závadaa,* and Ivana Císařováb

a Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 166 10 Prague 6, Czech Republic
b Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Charles University, 128 40 Prague 2, Czech Republic


Self-assembly of 4,4'-bipyridine-2,2',6,6'-tetracarboxamide and its 1 : 1 silver(I) triflate complex was investigated by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. It was found that intermolecular amide-amide hydrogen bonds control the crystal packing of the free base giving rise to infinite zig-zag tapes, whereas an octahedral coordination of the Ag(I) ion with the ligand dominates in the packing of the corresponding complex.

Keywords: X-Ray diffraction; Hydrogen bonds; Transition metals; Supramolecular chemistry; Amides; Biaryls; Bipyridines; Crystal engineering; Self-assembly.

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