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A Homochiral Multifunctional Metal-Organic Framework with Rod-Shaped Secondary Building Units

State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
China-Japan Union Hospital, Jilin University, Changchun 130033, China
Key Laboratory of Polyoxometalate Science of the Ministry of Education, Faculty of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
Key Laboratory for Micro-Nano Energy Storage and Conversion Materials of Henan Province, Institute of Surface Micro and Nano Materials, Xuchang University, Xuchang 461000, China
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Academic Editor: Ashraf Ghanem
Nanomaterials 2017, 7(4), 88;
Received: 24 March 2017 / Revised: 10 April 2017 / Accepted: 19 April 2017 / Published: 21 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Frontiers in Chiral Nanomaterials)
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A new homochiral multifunctional metal-organic framework, [Zn2(CTBA)2·H2O] (JUC-112), was synthesized under solvothermal conditions, through the design of chiral ligand 4-(3-carboxy-2,2,3-trimethylcyclopentanecarboxamido) benzoic acid (H2CTBA) based on camphoric acid as building block. The crystal structure of the new material is a 2-dimensional (2D) chiral layer packed with infinite rod-shaped secondary building units (SBUs). The homochiral framework was identified by circular dichroism (CD) spectrum. Thermogravimetric measurement indicates its high thermal stability up to 450 °C. In addition, JUC-112 exhibits the capability of separating water from alcohols, second-order nonlinear optical effect, and photoluminescence. View Full-Text
Keywords: metal-organic frameworks (MOFs); homochiral; camphoric acid; multifunction metal-organic frameworks (MOFs); homochiral; camphoric acid; multifunction

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Cai, K.; Zhao, N.; Zhang, N.; Sun, F.-X.; Zhao, Q.; Zhu, G.-S. A Homochiral Multifunctional Metal-Organic Framework with Rod-Shaped Secondary Building Units. Nanomaterials 2017, 7, 88.

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