Two three-dimensional metal-organic frameworks constructed by thiazole-spaced pyridinecarboxylates exhibiting selective gas sorption or antiferromagnetic coupling

Xiaojing Zhou, Zhijuan Zhang, Baiyan Li, Fen Yang, Yu Peng, Guanghua Li, Zhan Shi, Shouhua Feng, Jing Li

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The ligand of 2-(4-pyridyl)-4-methylthiazole-5-carboxylic acid (HL) has been employed to react with Cd(NO3)2·6H 2O or a 50% aqueous solution of Mn(NO3)2, to yield two isomorphous three-dimensional (3D) coordination compounds, [Cd(L) 2](H2O)4(DMF) (1) and [Mn(L) 2](H2O)3(DMF) (2). The structures and properties of the compounds have been characterized by several techniques. Both compounds are three-dimensional (3D) neutral frameworks possessing permanent pores that give rise to straight one-dimensional channels. Compound 1 displays adsorption selectivity for CO2, while the low pressure sorption of H2, N2, CH4, CO, O2 at 298 K are negligible; Compound 2 shows weak anti-ferromagnetic coupling between the magnetic centres.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-430
Number of pages6
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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