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A Series of Highly Connected Metal–Organic Frameworks Based on Triangular Ligands and d10 Metals: Syntheses, Structures, Photoluminescence, and Photocatalysis

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posted on 2016-02-21, 12:59 authored by Wei-Qiu Kan, Bo Liu, Jin Yang, Ying-Ying Liu, Jian-Fang Ma
Four novel highly connected metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) based on d10 metals and triangular ligands, namely, [Ag7(4,4′-tmbpt)­(HL)2(L)­(H2O)] (1), [NaCd3(4,4′-tmbpt)­(L)2(OH)]·H2O (2), [Cd3(3,3′-tmbpt)2(L)2(H2O)2]·3.5H2O (3), and [Cd3(3,4′-tmbpt)2(L)2(H2O)]·1.5H2O (4) (H3L = 5-(4-carboxybenzyloxy)­isophthalic acid, 4,4′-tmbpt = 1-((1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)­methyl)-3,5-bis­(4-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazole, 3,3′-tmbpt = 1-((1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)­methyl)-3,5-bis­(3-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazole, and 3,4′-tmbpt = 1-((1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)­methyl)-3-(3-pyridyl)-5-(4-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazole) have been synthesized under hydrothermal conditions. Compound 1 features a three-dimensional (3D) (3,12)-connected net based on heptanuclear [Ag7(COO)7] units. Compound 2 displays a 3D (3,4,10)-connected net constructed by tetranuclear [NaCd33-OH)­(COO)5]+ units. Compound 3 exhibits a 3D (3,4,8)-connected net based on binuclear [Cd2(COO)2] units. Compound 4 is a 3D binodal (3,9)-connected framework constructed by trinuclear [Cd3(COO)4] units. The diverse structures of compounds 14 indicate that the central metals and the N-donor ligands have significant effects on the final structures. The photoluminescent properties of compounds 14 have been studied in detail. Remarkably, compounds 1, 2, and 4 exhibit photocatalytic activities for degradation of dye under UV light irradiation and show good stabilities toward UV-light photocatalysis.