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Three new solvent-directed Cd(II)-based MOFs with unique luminescent properties and highly selective sensors for Cu2+ cations and nitrobenzene

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Three new solvent-induced metal–organic frameworks (MOFs)—[Cd(H2L)(H2O)3]·NMP (1), [Cd3(L)(H2O)4(OH)2] (2) and [Cd(L)0.5(H2O)]·H2O (3)—were designed and successfully prepared via solvothermal reaction by multidentate phenyltetracarboxylic acid [1,1′:4′,1′′-terphenyl]-2′,3,3′′,5′-tetracarboxylic acid (H4L) and Cd(II) salts in various solvent systems. Structural analyses indicated that the H2L/L ligands took three different coordination fashions in 1–3, and thus resulted in diversity of the targeted MOFs. Solid-state luminescent properties of the three MOFs were studied under ultraviolet light irradiation at ambient temperature; 3 in particular showed high selectivity and sensitivity for Cu2+ ions and nitrobenzene because of the quenching effect, which thus could make it a potential crystalline material for detecting these substances. The mechanisms of the quenching effect and sensing properties of 3 are discussed in detail.

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The article was received on 06 Nov 2014, accepted on 15 Dec 2014 and first published on 16 Dec 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03415E
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Citation: Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 3271-3277
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    Three new solvent-directed Cd(II)-based MOFs with unique luminescent properties and highly selective sensors for Cu2+ cations and nitrobenzene

    Y. Wu, G. Yang, Y. Zhao, W. Wu, B. Liu and Y. Wang, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 3271
    DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03415E

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