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Unique anisotropic optical properties of a highly stable metal–organic framework based on trinuclear iron(III) secondary building units linked by tetracarboxylic linkers with an anthracene core

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Abstract

A highly stable metal–organic framework, [{Fe3(ACTBA)2}X·6DEF]n (1; X = monoanion), based on trinuclear iron(III) secondary building units connected by tetracarboxylates with an anthracene core, 2,6,9,10-tetrakis(p-carboxylatophenyl)anthracene (ACTBA), is reported. Depending on the direction of light polarisation, crystals of 1 exhibit anisotropic optical properties with birefringence Δn = 0.3 (λ = 590 nm).

Graphical abstract: Unique anisotropic optical properties of a highly stable metal–organic framework based on trinuclear iron(iii) secondary building units linked by tetracarboxylic linkers with an anthracene core

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The article was received on 27 Jan 2016, accepted on 12 Feb 2016 and first published on 12 Feb 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT00390G
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2016,45, 7244-7249
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    Unique anisotropic optical properties of a highly stable metal–organic framework based on trinuclear iron(III) secondary building units linked by tetracarboxylic linkers with an anthracene core

    A. V. Vinogradov, V. A. Milichko, H. Zaake-Hertling, A. Aleksovska, S. Gruschinski, S. Schmorl, B. Kersting, E. M. Zolnhofer, J. Sutter, K. Meyer, P. Lönnecke and E. Hey-Hawkins, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 7244
    DOI: 10.1039/C6DT00390G

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