Heteroleptic LaIII Anilate/Dicarboxylate Based Neutral 3D-Coordination Polymers

Molecules. 2021 Apr 24;26(9):2486. doi: 10.3390/molecules26092486.


Three new 3D metal-organic frameworks of lanthanum based on mixed anionic ligands, [(La2(pQ)2(BDC)4)·4DMF]n, [(La2(pQ)2(DHBDC)4)·4DMF]n, [(La2(CA)2(BDC)4)·4DMF]n (pQ-dianion of 2,5-dihydroxy-3,6-di-tert-butyl-para-quinone, CA-dianion of chloranilic acid, BDC-1,4-benzenedicarboxylate, DHBDC-2,5-dihydroxy-1,4-benzenedicarboxylate and DMF-N,N'-dimethylformamide), were synthesized using solvothermal methodology. Coordination polymers demonstrate the rare xah or 4,6T187 topology of a 3D framework. The homoleptic 2D-coordination polymer [(La2(pQ)3)·4DMF]n was obtained as a by-product in the course of synthetic procedure optimization. The thermal stability, spectral characteristics and porosity of coordination polymers were investigated.

Keywords: anilate; carboxylate; crystal structure; lanthanum; metal-organic framework; thermal stability.