A Robust Multifunctional Eu6-Cluster Based Framework for Gas Separation and Recognition of Small Molecules and Heavy Metal Ions

Falu Hu, Zhengyi Di, Mingyan Wu, Maochun Hong, Jing Li

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We report a multifunction lanthanide-based metal organic framework (Eu-SPFF) constructed by a hexanuclear Eu(III) cluster and a tetracarboxylate ligand 4,4′,4″,4"-(9,9′-spirobi[fluorene]-2,2′,7,7′-tetrayl)tetrakis(2-fluorobenzoic acid) (H4SPFF). The (4,12)-connected ftw topological three-dimensional structure contains octahedral and cubic cages with permanent porosity (BET: 1891.3 m2 g-1). Eu-SPFF not only exhibits high performance for the separation of light hydrocarbons but also shows highly selective recognition of 4-nitrophenol and Cu2+ ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6381-6387
Number of pages7
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 6 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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