Luminescence sensing of an unusual tetranodal 3-connected topology of Cu(I)-MOF

Yu Wu, Jun Wang, Like Zou, Fengchun Zeng, Jianshen Feng, Xiren Wu, Jingwen Xu, Stuart R. Batten

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-15
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016


  • Luminescence
  • Self-penetration
  • Supramolecular architecture

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