A Series of Multifunctional Metal-Organic Frameworks Showing Excellent Luminescent Sensing, Sensitization, and Adsorbent Abilities.
Yi FY1, Li JP1, Wu D1, Sun ZM2.
Chemistry. 2015 Aug 3;21(32):11475-82. doi: 10.1002/chem.201500595. Epub 2015 Jul 1.
A series of highly luminescent-active metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) 1-3 with hierarchical pores have been rationally constructed and fully characterized. The predesigned semi-rigid hexacarboxylate ligand hexa[4-(carboxyphenyl)oxamethyl]-3-oxapentane acid (H6 L) has been adapted with various space-directed N donors (i.e., 2,2'-bipyridine, 4,4'-di(1H-imidazol-1-yl)-1,1'-biphenyl, and 1,3,5-tri(1H-imidazol-1-yl)benzene) from a bidentate V-shape to a tridentate Y-shape. This family of multifunctional MOF materials represents a variety of potential applications in the following aspects: first, as luminescent sensors that show a fast and sensitive detection for pollutant CrO4 (2-) and Cr2 O7 (2-) ions in aqueous media; second, as adsorbents that can rapidly remove harmful organic dyes; third, as an antenna that can effectively sensitize visible-light-emitting Tb(3+) ions. These multifunctional MOF materials combine optical-sensing, adsorption, and sensitization properties, thus are very useful in many potential applications. Furthermore, these materials have proved to be reusable. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
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