Exploring dicarboxylic acids as ligands in multidimensional coordination networks

Kremer, Marius; Englert, Ulli (Thesis advisor); Martin, Manfred (Thesis advisor)

Aachen : RWTH Aachen University (2020, 2021)
Dissertation / PhD Thesis

Dissertation, RWTH Aachen University, 2020


The coordination chemistry of several different dicarboxylic acids with non-toxic metal cations was investigated. Twelve new crystal structures of discrete complex molecules or coordination polymers were obtained and investigated regarding their structural and physical properties. The experiments conducted for this thesis can be divided into three classes of acids: Using amino acids and en-type coligands yielded the new coordination compounds AM3 and AM4; tartaric acid and its derivatives ditoluoyltartaric acid (dptta) and dibenzoyltartaric acid (dbta) yielded the new crystal compounds TA1 – TA8, some of which feature similar coligands as the amino acids. Finally, coordination compounds of dipicolinic acid and its para-substituted derivatives 4-chloro-dipicolinic acid and 4-hydroxy-dipicolinic acid with Ni(II) and Zn(II) were synthesised (DPA1 – DPA6).