Janus triple tripods build up a microporous manifold for HgCl2 and I2 uptake

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Yonghe He
  • Mengjiao Huang
  • Xiangling Deng
  • Jun He
  • Matthias Zeller

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5091-5094
Journal / PublicationChemical Communications
Volume55
Issue number35
Online published23 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2019

Abstract

To boost the design of microporous solids, we integrated a two-faced shape (as in cucurbiturils and cyclodextrins) into the building blocks of framework materials. Reported herein is a planar tritopic carboxyl linker with secondary tripod donors sprouting off both sides at the core region. The two-faced, barrel-like core region imparts a rugged 3D character to the linker architecture, obviating close packing and creating complex-shaped cavities in an Eu(III)-carboxylate network. The merits extend beyond the interesting shape of the multiple tripod: e.g., the two sets of sulfur tripods at the barrel region, together with the triazine center, offer a rich array of donors for adsorbing Hg(II) ions. The microporous solid also removes iodine from vapor and water, and can be easily cycled in column chromatography.

Citation Format(s)

Janus triple tripods build up a microporous manifold for HgCl2 and I2 uptake. / He, Yonghe; Huang, Mengjiao; Deng, Xiangling; Shengxian, Cheng; Wong, Yan-Lung; Hou, Yun-Long; He, Jun; Zeller, Matthias; Xu, Zhengtao.

In: Chemical Communications, Vol. 55, No. 35, 07.05.2019, p. 5091-5094.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal