Chiral 1D Metal-Organic Materials Based on Cu(II) and Amino Acid Schiff Bases

Cruz, Carlos; Gonzalez, Carla; Rubio, Francisco; Erices, Juan; Wrighton-Araneda, Kerry; Cortes-Arriagada, Diego; Venegas-Yazigi, Diego; Audebrand, Nathalie; Paredes-Garcia, Veronica


Four new chiral coordination polymers (CPs), {[Cu(HLn)MeOH]center dot NO3}(infinity) (n = 1-4), were obtained using a chiral building block synthesized from the condensation reaction of L- or D-valine with an imidazole aldehyde. These CPs crystallize in a noncentrosymmetric space group P2(1)2(1)2(1), evidencing that the chirality of the a-amino acid valine is transferred to the structure of the coordination polymer. Moreover, the CPs present a 1D structure with a Cu(II) cation in a square base pyramid geometry formed by two units of chiral ligand and a methanol molecule. The magnetic measurement and theoretical calculations show that the Cu(II) spin carriers are magnetically communicated through the carboxylate bridge, presenting a ID ferromagnetic chain behavior. Furthermore, four new stable molecular compounds [Cu(HLn)DMSO](+) (n = 1 4), sharing the same chiral building block of CPs, were characterized by circular dichroism (CD). The theoretical electronic excited states of the molecular compounds reproduce the CD experimental spectra showing that the intrinsic chiral activity of the a-amino acid Schiff base is transferred to the Cu(II) centers. Remarkably, using crystal engineering tools, a family of chiral coordination compounds was obtained and analyzed combining several experimental and theoretical approaches, leading to a robust understanding of its chemical and physical properties.

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Título según WOS: Chiral 1D Metal-Organic Materials Based on Cu(II) and Amino Acid Schiff Bases
Título de la Revista: CRYSTAL GROWTH DESIGN
Volumen: 22
Número: 1
Fecha de publicación: 2021


Notas: ISI