Three new complexes based on the neutral pseudo-macrocyclic complex bis(dimethylglyoximato)copper(II) and the substituted pyridines, 4-phenylpyridine, 3-pyridin-4-ylpropan-1-ol and isonicotinamide, which occupy a fifth coordination site on the copper, are described. The usefulness of such complexes in building supra-molecular arrays is examined. The complex containing 3-pyridin-4-ylpropan-1-ol forms hydrogen-bonded chains that, lying across one another, form layers within the crystal. The isonicotinamide-containing complex yields a host-guest assembly that incorporates channels containing guest molecules. The prospect of 'tuning' the size of the channel is discussed.
Bishop, M. M., Lee, A. H. W., Lindoy, L. F., Turner, P., Skelton, B., & White, A. (2005). Self-assembly of Hydrogen-bonded Supramolecular Structures Based on the Neutral Pseudo-macrocyclic Complex Bis(dimethylglyoximato)copper(II). Supramolecular Chemistry, 17(1-2), 37-45. https://doi.org/10.1080/10610270412331328844