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Selective chiral symmetry breaking and luminescence sensing of a Zn(II) metal–organic framework

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Abstract

The chiral Zn(II) metal–organic framework [(CH3)2NH2]5[Zn1.5(Zn3O)(TATAT)2]·9DMF·17H2O (1) has been prepared from achiral precursors Zn(NO3)2·6H2O and 5,5′,5′′-(1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triyl)tris(azanediyl)triisophthalate (H6TATAT) in a solvent mixture of DMF/MeOH/H2O/HCOOH without any chiral sources. In particular, the non-random handedness excess (1P1M) was generated and was verified by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and solid-state circular dichroism spectroscopy. Furthermore, complex 1 displays high selectivity and sensitivity for detecting Fe3+ and is found to be an excellent chemical sensor for detecting nitro explosives especially 3-nitrophenol.

Graphical abstract: Selective chiral symmetry breaking and luminescence sensing of a Zn(ii) metal–organic framework

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The article was received on 11 Mar 2018, accepted on 10 May 2018 and first published on 14 May 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00939B
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 7934-7940
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    Selective chiral symmetry breaking and luminescence sensing of a Zn(II) metal–organic framework

    Z. Cui, L. Zhou, B. Qin, B. Zhou, X. Zhang, W. Li and J. Zhang, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 7934
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT00939B

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