From two-dimensional trapezoid-like layer to three-dimensional porous indium-4,4′-biphenyldicarboxylate MOFs

Guangpeng Zhou, Yulin Yang, Ruiqing Fan, Wenwu Cao, Bin Yang

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Three new indium coordination polymers formulated as In(phen)(BPDA) 1.5 (1), In(OH)(H2O)(BPDA) (2), and In(BPDA) 2·Me2NH2·H2O (3) (phen = 1,10-phenanthroline, C12N2H8; H 2BPDA = 4,4′-biphenyldicarboxylic acid, C14O 4H10; Me2NH = dimethylamine, C 2H7N), have been synthesized under hydro(solvo)thermal conditions and characterized by infrared (IR), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) and luminescence studies. In the two-dimensional (2D) trapezoid-like layer of 1, three BPDA2- anions and one phen group bind to a seven-coordinated In3+ ion with the distorted pentagonal bi-pyramid geometry. In 2, the extended -In-OH-In- chains are connected through BPDA 2- to form a 3D framework. Complex 3 possesses a two-fold interpenetrating structure, which consists of two independent infinite diamond-like frameworks with point symbol 66. All three samples exhibit varied solid-state fluorescence: emissions at 468 nm (intense blue), 559 nm (greenish-yellow), and 577-645 nm (broad intense orange band with a maximum at 611 nm, λex = 257 nm) for 1, 567 nm (weak greenish-yellow, λex = 344 nm) for 2, and 480 nm (intense greenish-blue, λex = 385 nm) for 3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-199
Number of pages7
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 7 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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