Homochiral coordination polymer with infinite double-stranded helices.

Inorganic chemistry (2007-02-08)
Lei Han, Henry Valle, Xianhui Bu
ABSTRACT

Hydrothermal reaction of 4,4-trimethylenedipyridine (tmdp) with ZnI2 under 175 degrees C yields a novel compound, {[Zn2I4(tmdp)2]n.[Zn2I4(tmdp)2]n}, which has a chiral infinite double-stranded helical structure consisting of two single-stranded helices of the same handedness.

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Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
Zinc iodide, ≥98%
Sigma-Aldrich
Zinc iodide, anhydrous, powder, 99.999% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Zinc iodide, ≥99.99% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Zinc iodide, purum p.a., ≥98.0% (AT)