Highly packed metal ion-organic complex crystals with superior crystalline properties were efficiently obtained using conventional coordination chemistry in a diffusion-controlled growth procedure. This strategy revolved around an aqueous/organic interfacial coordinative crystallization process in which complex crystal growth proceeded at the interface between an organic and an aqueous phase containing the deprotonated glycine and the transition metal ions (Cu(II) and Ag(I)), respectively. The results confirmed that the crystal structures included coordination complexes of the metal ions and the deprotonated glycine, and a new Ag(I)-glycine coordination structure was identified. The strategy demonstrated here provides an efficient synthetic method by which coordination complex crystals may be grown for use in electronic, optical, and bio-related applications.
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This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government [ NRF-2009-352-D00148 ] and by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology [ 2011-0015013 ]. The author thanks Prof. Michael D. Ward and Dr. Chunhua Hu of Molecular Design Institute in New York University.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry