A calcium-bridged porphyrin coordination network

Margaret E. Kosal, Jun Hong Chou, Kenneth S. Suslick

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The hydrothermal assembly of a very stable porphyrin network with nanoscale cavities is described. A tightly packed and interpenetrated, linear polymeric framework was observed in the solid-state x-ray structure of freebase 5,10,15,20-tetrakis-(4-carboxyphenyl)porphyrin coordinated to calcium(II) ions. Strong hydrogen-bonding interactions between the coordination polymers form a two-dimensional network. Perpendicular bands interpenetrate generating an unusual three-dimensional box that clathrates a pyridine molecule.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-381
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2002


  • Carboxylate compounds
  • Clathrates
  • Crystal engineering
  • Para-carboxylate phenyl porphyrin
  • Solid-state structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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