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Organic Cation Templated Synthesis of Three Zinc–2,5-Thiophenedicarboxylate Frameworks for Selective Gas Sorption

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posted on 02.07.2014, 00:00 authored by Yan-Ping He, Yan-Xi Tan, Jian Zhang
Three anionic Zn­(II)–organic frameworks with 2,5-thiophenedicarboxylate ligand have been synthesized solvothermally. They exhibit different 3D net topologies but all contain trinuclear [Zn3(COO)8] building units. Compound 1 shows an 8-connected bcg net just based on [Zn3(COO)8] nodes, while compound 2 displays an 8-connected bcu net based on two similar [Zn3(COO)8] nodes. Interestingly, compound 3 represents a novel (4,8)-connected flu net based on the trinuclear nodes [Zn3(COO)8] and the binuclear nodes [Zn2(COO)4]. Gas sorption measurements indicate that the desolvated host 1-ht exhibits permanent porosity with Langmuir surface area of 630.5 m2·g–1 and a H2 uptake of 109.5 cm3·g–1 at 77 K and 1 atm, as well as a selective sorption of CO2 over N2 at 0 °C and ambient pressure.