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Polymers 2016, 8(2), 39; doi:10.3390/polym8020039

Luminescence and Magnetic Properties of Two Three-Dimensional Terbium and Dysprosium MOFs Based on Azobenzene-4,4′-Dicarboxylic Linker

Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Paseo Manuel Lardizabal 3, 20018 Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3RA, UK
Department of Biology and Geology, Physics and Inorganic Chemistry, E.S.C.E.T., Rey Juan Carlos University, c/ Tulipán s/n, 28933 Móstoles, Spain
Department of Analytic Chemistry, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Academic Editor: Guillermo Mínguez Espallargas
Received: 24 October 2015 / Revised: 21 January 2016 / Accepted: 26 January 2016 / Published: 2 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Coordination Polymers: New Materials for Multiple Applications)
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We report the in situ formation of two novel metal-organic frameworks based on terbium and dysprosium ions using azobenzene-4,4′-dicarboxylic acid (H2abd) as ligand, synthesized by soft hydrothermal routes. Both materials show isostructural three-dimensional networks with channels along a axis and display intense photoluminescence properties in the solid state at room temperature. Textural properties of the metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have been fully characterized although no appreciable porosity was obtained. Magnetic properties of these materials were studied, highlighting the dysprosium material displays slightly frequency-dependent out of phase signals when measured under zero external field and under an applied field of 1000 Oe. View Full-Text
Keywords: metal-organic framework; dysprosium; terbium; magnetism; luminescence metal-organic framework; dysprosium; terbium; magnetism; luminescence

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Fernández, B.; Oyarzabal, I.; Seco, J.M.; Sebastián, E.S.; Fairen-Jiménez, D.; Gómez-Ruiz, S.; Salinas-Castillo, A.; Calahorro, A.J.; Rodríguez-Diéguez, A. Luminescence and Magnetic Properties of Two Three-Dimensional Terbium and Dysprosium MOFs Based on Azobenzene-4,4′-Dicarboxylic Linker. Polymers 2016, 8, 39.

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