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Issue 43, 2012
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Highly selective acetone fluorescent sensors based on microporous Cd(II) metal–organic frameworks

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Solvothermal reaction of Cd2+ ions and a hexavalent carboxylic acid (H6666666L) afforded a Cd(II) metal organic framework (Cd-MOF), namely {[Cd3(L)(H2O)2(DMF)2]·5DMF}n (1). Its structure consists of trinuclear CdII building units, which are further bridged by the carboxylic ligand, resulting in a 4,4-connected topological net (sra). By introducing a rigid N-donor ligand 1,4-bis(1-imidazolyl)benzene (dib), a new Cd-MOF (2) {[Cd3(L)(dib)]·3H2O·5DMA}n was isolated, in which the coordinated sites of solvent molecules in 1 were completely replaced by dib. The resulting trinuclear Cd3 subunits are further bridged into a two-fold interpenetrating network with DMA and water molecules located in the void space. The luminescent properties of the two microporous Cd-MOFs dispersed in different solvents have been investigated systematically, demonstrating unique selectivity for the detection of acetone via a fluorescence quenching mechanism. Their luminescence intensities decreased to 50% at an acetone content of 0.3 vol% and were almost completely quenched at a concentration of 1.0 vol%, thus, they can be considered as excellent potential luminescent probes for the detection of acetone.

Graphical abstract: Highly selective acetone fluorescent sensors based on microporous Cd(ii) metal–organic frameworks

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The article was received on 07 Aug 2012, accepted on 12 Sep 2012 and first published on 13 Sep 2012

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35273G
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 23201-23209
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    Highly selective acetone fluorescent sensors based on microporous Cd(II) metal–organic frameworks

    F. Yi, W. Yang and Z. Sun, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 23201
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35273G

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