International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2561

Full Length Research Paper

trans-[PtCl2(NH2C6H4CO2H)2]: a platinum complex forming a two-dimensional hydrogen-bonded network

Ayi A. Ayi1,2*, Andrew D. Burrows1, Mary F. Mahon1 and Anna J. Warren1
1Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, United Kingdom. 2Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Calabar, P. M. B. 1115, Calabar,Cross River State, Nigeria
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 August 2013
  •  Published: 16 August 2013


The compound trans-[PtCl2(NH2C6H4CO2H)2] has been prepared from the hydrolysis of a platinum diimine complex, and has been characterised by X-ray crystallography. The crystal structure revealed that the compound forms a two-dimensional hydrogen-bonded network in the solid state, with pairs of O–H···O hydrogen bonds between carboxylic acid groups linking the molecules into zigzag tapes, which are cross-linked into sheets by pairs of N–H···Cl hydrogen bonds.


Key words: Metal-organic frameworks, metalloligands, two-dimensional hydrogen-bonded network.