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Microporous Lanthanide Metal-Organic Frameworks Containing Coordinatively Linked Interpenetration: Syntheses, Gas Adsorption Studies, Thermal Stability Analysis, and Photoluminescence Investigation

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posted on 02.03.2009, 00:00 authored by Shengqian Ma, Daqiang Yuan, Xi-Sen Wang, Hong-Cai Zhou
Under solvothermal conditions, the reactions of trigonal-planar ligand, TATB (4,4′,4′′-s-triazine-2,4,6-triyl-tribenzoate) with Dy(NO3)3, Er(NO3)3, Y(NO3)3, Yb(NO3)3, gave rise to four microporous lanthanide metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), designated as PCN-17 (Dy), PCN-17 (Er), PCN-17 (Y), and PCN-17 (Yb), respectively. The four porous MOFs are isostructural, with their crystal unit parameters shrinking in the order of PCN-17 (Dy), PCN-17 (Y), PCN-17 (Er), and PCN-17 (Yb), which also reflects the lanthanides' contraction trend. All of them adopt the novel square-planar Ln44-H2O) cluster as the secondary building unit and contain coordinatively linked doubly interpenetrated (8,3)-connected nets. In addition to exhibiting interesting photoluminescence phenomena, the coordinatively linked interpenetration restricts the pore sizes and affords them selective adsorption of H2 and O2 over N2 and CO, as well as renders them with high thermal stability of 500−550 °C as demonstrated from TGA profiles.