What Triggers Supramolecular Isomerism in Nonmolecular Solids? A case study of Copper Pyridazine Halides
JENCY THOMAS ARUNACHALAM RAMANAN
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Molecular recognition and aggregation occurring in solution are critical events towards the nucleation and growth of a crystal. However, controlling aggregation towards a particular supramolecular assembly is difficult due to lack of information on its thermodynamics and kinetics. Hence, the occurrence of supramolecularisomers is hardly recognized. In this paper, therefore, we demonstrate a retrosynthetic analysis to interpret the occurrence of isostructures and supramolecular isomers and predict the possibility of new phases in copperhalide-pyridazine- H₂O system. A significant feature of this paper is the use of crystal engineering tools, namely, synthons and tectons to interpret the phase diagram of a system. The structure-synthesis correlation discussed here provides chemical insight to evolve a synthetic protocol to interpret and predict the possibilityof supramolecular isomers in metal organic solids.
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Volume 135, 2023
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