Construction of three metal-organic frameworks based on multifunctional T-shaped tripodal ligands, H3PyImDC

Xuemin Jing, He Meng, Guanghua Li, Yang Yü, Qisheng Huo, Mohamed Eddaoudi, Yunling Liu

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Three novel metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), |(C3H 7NO)2(H2O)|[Zn3(C10H 5N3O4)3(C3H 7NO)2] (1), |(H2O)5(H 3O)(NO3)|[Nd2(C10H5N 3O4)3(H2O)4] (2), and |(H2O)2|[Nd3(C10H5N 3O4)3(C10H4N 3O4)] (3), based on the T-shaped tripodal ligands 2-(pyridine-4-yl)-1H-4,5-imidazoledicarboxylic acid and 2-(pyridine-3-yl)-1H-4, 5-imidazoledicarboxylic acid (H3PyImDC), have been constructed under solvo-/hydrothermal conditions. The diverse coordination modes of H 3PyImDC ligands have afforded the assembly of three novel compounds. In compound 1, two oxygen atoms and three nitrogen atoms of the H 3PyImDC ligand, a T-shaped linker, coordinate to two zinc centers to form a novel bbm net with two distinct channels along the [100] and [001] directions. In compound 2, H3PyImDC ligands coordinate to neodymium centers to form a ladder-like chain which then interacts with a water molecules chain via hydrogen-bondings to construct a 3D supermolecular structure. In compound 3, H3PyImDC ligands, a T-shaped linker, coordinate to neodymium centers to form a (3,6)-connected net with an ant topology. In compounds 1-3, the two H3PyImDC ligands exhibit different coordination modes with zinc and neodymium centers, which afforded the expected structural diversity. Additionally, all three compounds exhibit strong fluorescence emissions in the solid state at room temperature. © 2010 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3489-3495
Number of pages7
JournalCrystal Growth & Design
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 4 2010

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 20671041, 20701015, and 20788101).

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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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