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    • Syntheses, characterization, crystalline architectures and luminescence of two halidomercury(II) compounds containing a bidentate (N,O) chelator: variation in nuclearities and superstructures by varying halides


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      A neutral coordination polymer of chloridomercury(II) of the type[Hg(bzpy).μ−Cl/Cl]n (1) and a dinuclear complex of bromidomercury(II) of the type [Hg(bzpy).μ − Br/ Br]2 (2) (bzpy = 2-benzoylpyridine) were synthesized using a 1:1 molar ratio of HgCl2/HgBr2 and bzpy in methanolic solvent at room temperature and X-ray crystallographically characterized. Structural analyses show that each mercury(II) center in both the compounds adopts a distorted square pyramidal geometry with an HgNOX3 [X = Cl in 1 and X = Br in 2] chromophore. Each mercury(II) center in the coordination polymer 1 is connected to two other metal(II) centers through two different chlorido bridges affording a zigzag one-dimensional (1D) chain. In the crystalline state, 1D chains in 1 are stabilized through weak non-covalent C−H···π interactions promoting to a 2D sheet structure,and these 2D sheets, in turn, are further associated through intermolecular C−H···O hydrogen bonds resulting in a 3D network structure. In 2, two bromide ions bridge two metal(II) centers to form a dinuclear entity. Thedinuclear units in 2 are packed through π · ·π stacking and intermolecular C−H · ·O hydrogen bonds to afford a 2D sheet structure. These 2D sheets self-assemble through intermolecular C−H···Br hydrogen bonds promoting to a 3D network structure. The thermally stable compounds 1 and 2 exhibit intraligand 1

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