A robust two-dimensional zirconium-based luminescent coordination polymer built on a V-shaped dicarboxylate ligand for vapor phase sensing of volatile organic compounds

Pei Yao Du, William P. Lustig, Simon J. Teat, Wen Gu, Xin Liu, Jing Li

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We report herein a new two-dimensional zirconium-based luminescent coordination polymer Zr6(sdba)43-O)43-OH)4(HCOO)2(OH)2(H2O)2 (1) [sdba = 4,4′-sulfonyldibenzoate] exhibiting selective fluorescence responses towards a variety of volatile organic compounds upon exposure in the vapor phase. Having a unique two-dimensional signal response towards aromatic molecules, including but not limited to nitroaromatic explosives, it is capable of identifying a diverse set of analytes. In addition, compound 1 shows its remarkably high sensitivity toward acetone vapors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8088-8091
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number58
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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