Polymeric metal diazolates typically appear as insoluble and intractable powders, the structure of which could only be retrieved by the extensive use of ab-initio X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) methods from conventional laboratory data. A number of selected examples from the metal pyrazolate, imidazolate, pyrimidin-2-olate and pyrimidin-4-olate classes are presented, highlighting the specific crystallochemical properties, material functionality and methodological aspects of the structure determination process. Linear and helical one-dimensional polymers, layered systems and three-dimensional networks are described, with particular emphasis on polymorphism and on the thermal, optical, magnetic and sorption properties. A brief outline of the method, as it has been tailored in our laboratories during the last decade, is also offered.
|Titolo:||X-ray powder diffraction characterizaton of polymeric metal diazolates|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
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