Luminescent sensing of a new 8-connected topological metal-organic framework

Yu Wu, Weiping Wu, Like Zou, Jianshen Feng, Chuying Gu, Baohong Li, Stuart R Batten, Reena Yadav, Abhinav Kumar

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A new metal-organic framework having formula {[Cd3(H2O)(L)2][Cd(im)3(H2O)2]·3 H2O} (H4L = 5-bis(4-carbonylbenzyl)aminoisophthalic acid and im = imidazole) (1) has been synthesized. X-ray investigation reveals that 1 is rare 4,4,8-connected (46)(45 · 6)(411 · 615 · 82) topology. The present work indicates that 1 could be a prospective candidate for developing novel luminescence sensors for the selective sensing of nitrobenzene which can be used as a precursor for explosives. Furthermore, the luminescent property of 1 in different solvents analytes as well as nitrobenzene have been investigated and the observed quenching in fluorescence have been corroborated by theoretical calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-163
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016


  • Luminescent sensing
  • Topology, DFT

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