Growth modulation of bent micro crystals to single crystals in a one-dimensional coordination framework

Ravi Shankar, Meenal Asija, Gabriele Kociok-Kohn, Kieran C. Molloy, Pavletta Shestakova

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Abstract

The growth of bent micro crystallites of several microns in length is achieved during evaporation-assisted crystallization of di-n-butyltinbis(O-methylmethylphosphonate), 1 from a solution in chloroform. The induction of charge transfer interactions between 1 and iodine facilitates the isolation of cubic shaped single crystals. The structure of 1 adopts a one-dimensional motif featuring an infinite array of [–Sn–O–P–O–]2 cyclic rings while CH⋯O hydrogen bonds are oriented orthogonal to the inorganic chain. The bonding attributes provide a rationale to the bending phenomenon of the slender crystallites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80501-80504
JournalRSC Advances
Volume5
Issue number98
Early online date22 Sep 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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