Solvothermal synthesis, structure, and properties of metal organic framework isomers derived from a partially fluorinated link

Pradip Pachfule, Raja Das, Pankaj Poddar, Rahul Banerjee

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Solvothermal reactions of Cu(NO3)2·3H 2O with 4,4′-(hexafluoroisopropylidene) bis(benzoic acid) (C17H10F6O4, H2hfbba) and terminal monodentate ligand 3-methyl pyridine (3-picoline/3-mepy) in the presence of N,N-dimethyl formamide (DMF) and N,N-diethyl formamide (DEF) solvents gave rise to two structurally different two-dimensional (2D) fluorinated metal organic frameworks (F-MOFs). The effect of the choice of solvent has been clearly reflected in the structures obtained. The F-MOFs reported in this paper are formulated as [Cu2(hfbba) 2(3-mepy)2]·(DMF)2(3-mepy) (F-MOF-4), [Cu2(hfbba)2(3-mepy)2] (Cu-F-MOF-4B), and [Zn2(hfbba)2(3-mepy)2]·(3-mepy) (Zn-F-MOF-4B) which displays interesting 2D structures with and without interdigitation depending on the solvent used. The structures of these F-MOFs have been determined by X-ray crystallography and further identified by IR spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The effect of interdigitation has been reflected in the gas adsorption and magnetic properties of these F-MOFs. These F-MOFs also show comparable H2 and CO2 uptake depending on their structural variation. Temperature-dependent magnetic susceptibility measurements over a wide range of temperatures exhibit dominantly short-range antiferromagnetic behavior, with weak ferromagnetic behavior showing up at very low temperatures, which is evident from opening of the hysteresis loop with a finite value of coercivity in both F-MOF-4 and Cu-F-MOF-4B. We observed a smaller value of μeff per Cu atom and coercivity in Cu-F-MOF-4B than the F-MOF-4 due to relatively larger distances between the neighboring dicopper paddlewheel secondary building unit.(Figure Presented)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1215-1222
Number of pages8
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 06 Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes


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