An uncommon 3D Co5-cluster-based metal-organic framework: Synthesis, structure and magnetism

Yu Wu, Bao-Hong Li, Jian Qiang Liu, Bing Xie, Hiroshi Sakiyama, Stuart R. Batten

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A highly connected metal–organic framework (MOF), namely, [Co53-OH)2(iapt)4(4,4′-bipy)0.5(H2O)·CH3CN·3H2O] (1) (H2iapt = 5-aminoisophthalic acid and 4,4′-bipy = 4,4′-bipyridine), is reported. 1 shows a complicated pentanodal 4,4,4,4,13-c 3D net with (43)(43)(43)(43)(420·514·623·78·813) topology based on an uncommon Co5 cluster. The magnetic analysis reveals antiferromagnetic interactions in 1, and both the local spin–orbit coupling of octahedral Co(II) ions and the antiferromagnetic interactions are the primary factors in the magnetic behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-26
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017


  • Cluster
  • Co(II)-MOF
  • High connection
  • Magnetism

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