Three new solvent-directed 3D lead(II)-MOFs displaying the unique properties of luminescence and selective CO2 sorption.

TitleThree new solvent-directed 3D lead(II)-MOFs displaying the unique properties of luminescence and selective CO2 sorption.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLi J, Yang G, Hou L, Cui L, Li Y, Wang Y-Y, Shi Q-Z
JournalDalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003)
Volume42
Issue37
Pagination13590-8
Date Published2013 Oct 7
Abstract

Three new solvent-directed three-dimensional (3D) lead(II) coordination polymers, [Pb2(L)2]n (1), [Pb3(L)3]n (2) and [Pb(L)]·H2O (3) [H3L = 2-(pyridine-2-yl)-1H-imidazole-4,5-dicarboxylic acid], have been synthesized solvothermally. As influenced by different solvent systems, compounds 1 and 3 exhibit varying architectures from a multi-nodal 3,3,4,4-connected to a uninodal 3-connected net, while 2 with helices represents a binodal 3,4-connected topological net. Moreover, 3 possesses a micropore which is decorated with pyridyl systems and uncoordinated carboxylate oxygen atoms. In addition, the small-sized and highly polar pores enable 3 to attract CO2 strongly, leading to a high sorption heat for CO2 and significant selectivity for CO2 over H2 and N2 at 293 K. The luminescent behaviors and emissive lifetimes of 1-3 are also discussed.

DOI10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003377
Alternate JournalDalton Trans