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Supramolecular interactions induced hinge-like motion of a metal–organic framework accompanied by anisotropic thermal expansion

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Abstract

A novel three-dimensional metal–organic framework (MOF), Ag4(tpt)4{δ-[Mo8O26]}·1.5H2O (A) (tpt = 2,4,6-tris(4-pyridyl)-1,3,5-triazine), possesses a ths-type topology with the hinge deformation mode. The single-crystal X-ray diffraction study shows that A and the dehydrated phase Ag4(tpt)4{δ-[Mo8O26]} (B) display distinct anisotropic thermal expansion with expansion in the b direction but contraction in the ac plane. This rare area negative thermal expansion (NTE) behavior is attributed to the hinged structure model and the supramolecular interactions (argentophilic interaction, π–π interaction) that act as the microscopic driving forces. In addition, supramolecular interactions also play a key role in thermochromic behavior of compound A.

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The article was received on 20 Dec 2013, accepted on 03 Mar 2014 and first published on 03 Mar 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT53580K
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 7146-7152
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    Supramolecular interactions induced hinge-like motion of a metal–organic framework accompanied by anisotropic thermal expansion

    L. Zhang, X. Kuang, X. Wu, W. Yang and C. Lu, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 7146
    DOI: 10.1039/C3DT53580K

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