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Synthesis, Structure, and Magnetic Properties of a New Eight-Connected Metal–Organic Framework (MOF) based on Co4 Clusters

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posted on 2012-04-16, 00:00 authored by Debajit Sarma, Partha Mahata, Srinivasan Natarajan, Pierre Panissod, Guillaume Rogez, Marc Drillon
A hydrothermal reaction of cobalt nitrate, 4,4′-oxybis­(benzoic acid) (OBA), 1,2,4-triazole, and NaOH gave rise to a deep purple colored compound [Co4(triazolate)2(OBA)3], I, possessing Co4 clusters. The Co4 clusters are connected together through the tirazolate moieties forming a two-dimensional layer that closely resembles the TiS2 layer. The layers are pillared by the OBA units forming the three-dimensional structure. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first observation of a pillared TiS2 layer in a metal–organic framework compound. Magnetic studies in the temperature range 1.8–300 K indicate strong antiferromagetic interactions for Co4 clusters. The structure as well as the magnetic behavior of the present compound has been compared with the previously reported related compound [Co23-OH)­(μ2-H2O)­(pyrazine)­(OBA)­(OBAH)] prepared using pyrazine as the linker between the Co4 clusters.