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Design and synthesis of two novel functional metal–organic microcapsules; an investigation into ligand expansion effects on the metal–organic microcapsules' properties

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In this study, two novel metal–organic capsules were synthesized based on coordination-directed organization of two new extended tetrazolate ligands (1,4-bis((1H-tetrazol-5-yl)methyl)benzene (btmbenzene), 4,4′-bis((1H-tetrazol-5-yl)methyl)biphenyl (btmbiphenyl)) and Zn2+ ions. Furthermore, the function of these capsules in the inclusion of inorganic nanoparticles (Fe3O4), dyes (Rhodamine B) and drugs (5-fluorouracil) was investigated. Moreover, the effects of ligand expansion on the size, morphology, loading capacity and other properties of these capsules were studied. In addition, other morphologies of these coordination polymers were fabricated under different conditions . Finally, the obtained microcapsules were utilized for the synthesis of crystalline ZnO hollow spheres via a calcination method.

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The article was received on 15 Sep 2016, accepted on 13 Oct 2016 and first published on 14 Oct 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA23075J
Citation: RSC Adv., 2016,6, 101652-101659
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    Design and synthesis of two novel functional metal–organic microcapsules; an investigation into ligand expansion effects on the metal–organic microcapsules' properties

    R. Nouri, S. Abedi and A. Morsali, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 101652
    DOI: 10.1039/C6RA23075J

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