A new Cu(I)-based complex with chemical formulae [Cu4Cl0.24(CN)3.76(L)] (1), (L = 1,3,5-tris(1-imidazolyl) benzene) has been synthesized and structurally characterized. Compound 1 shows an unusual tetranodal 3-connected topology and is self-penetrating - 0-membered shortest circuits. It shows that 1 can work as highly sensitive sensors to Cu2+ and nitrobenzene (NB) explosive by luminescent quenching. This study shows that 1 could be a useful luminescent sensor for metal ions and organic small molecules.
- Supramolecular architecture