An unusual highly connected 3D net with hydrophilic pore surface

Huabin Zhang, Ping Lin, Guodong Zou, Xiaochen Shan, Fenglei Du, Shaowu Du

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An unusual highly connected 3D framework, [K2Cd 3(OBA)4(H2O)2(DMF) 2](H2O)2 (1) that contains three windows along separate dimensions, has been constructed from a flexible V-shaped ligand 4,4′-oxydibenzoic acid (H2OBA) and a infinite linear {K 2Cd3(COO)8}n cluster under solvothermal conditions. Owing to the existence of a polar Ccarboxyl- Ocore-Ccarboxyl moiety in the ligand and the coordinated hydrophilic DMF molecule, a hydrophilic environment is generated at the pore surface. Compound 1 shows high adsorption capacity for polar molecules, such as methanol (7.83%), ethanol (7.13%) and water (13.37%), but exhibits very low uptake capacity for non-polar molecules like methane (0.49%) and cyclohexane (0.68%). Furthermore, its luminescent properties including the quantum yield and lifetime value have also been investigated. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3016-3021
Number of pages6
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 30 2013
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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