Luminescent triarylboron-functionalized zinc carboxylate metal-organic framework

Barry A. Blight, Rémy Guillet-Nicolas, Freddy Kleitz*, Rui Yao Wang, Suning Wang

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A luminescent triarylboron ligand functionalized with three carboxylic groups has been synthesized and fully characterized. Its use in boron-containing metal-organic frameworks (B-MOFs) has been demonstrated by the synthesis and isolation of a ZnIIB-MOF compound (B-MOF-1). The crystals of B-MOF-1 belong to the cubic space group F432 with 8-fold interpenetrated networks and ∼21% void space. B-MOF-1 exhibits blue fluorescence and is capable of modest gas sorption of N2, argon, and CO2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1673-1675
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes

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