Polymeric organometallic architectures of novel P-Se anions

Weifeng Shi, Maryam Shafaei-Fallah, Le Zhang, Christopher E. Anson, Eberhard Matern, Alexander Rothenberger*

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The characterisation of a series of compounds obtained from Woollins' reagent (W.R.) offers a novel approach to organometallic coordination polymers. The syntheses were achieved by nucleophilic ring-opening reactions of W.R. with metal salts and crystallisation using solvent-diffusion techniques. One-dimensional coordination polymers are formed as a result, and we demonstrate that the dimensionality of the polymers can be influenced by using hydrated metal salts or by the construction of heterometallic arrangements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)598-603
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Alkali metals
  • Phosphorus
  • Polymers
  • Selenium
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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