Coordination polymers

Coordination polymers

Coordination polymers are hybrid inorganic-organic compounds containing metal cations infinitely linked by ligands. These structures can  extend in 1, 2 or 3 dimensions. Ligands could be mono- bi or multidentate  depending on the number of donor atoms that could chelate the metal center. Here we focus on heteroscorpionate ligands.

This class of ligand refers to a tridentate ligand which can binds a metal with 2 donor atoms like the princer of a scorption and a third donor site as the tail can bind the same metal ion or others, creating different architectures. During these works we study how heteroscorpionate ligands pre-organization could affect the final structures of the metal complexes.





  • Bassanetti I., Atzeri C., Tinonin D.A., Marchiò L .”Silver (I) and Thioether-bis(pyrazolyl)methane Ligand Functionalization and coordination Polymer Architecture”, Crystal Growth & Design, 2016, 16 (6), 3543-3552.



  • Bassanetti I., Marchiò L.. “Structural viability in Ag+ and Cu+ coordination polymers with thioether-functionalized bis-pyrazole ligands.”, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 56, 10786-10797.



  • Gennari M., Bassanetti I., Marchiò L.. “Metal-organic chains constructed from pre-organized N2S2 donor ligands.”, Polyhedron, 2010, 29, 1, 361-371



  • Bassanetti I., Gennari M., Marchiò L., Terenghi M., Elviri E. “Li+, Cu+, and Ag+ Oligonuclear Structures with the Sterically Demanding Bis(3,5-tertbutylpyrazol-1-yl)dithioacetate Heteroscorpionate Ligand.”, Inorg. chem., 2010, 49, 7007-7015.