Assembly of a water-insoluble strontium metal-organic framework with luminescent properties

Sheng Han Lo, Hsin Kuan Liu, Jun Xiang Zhan, Wei Cheng Lin, Ching Che Kao, Chia Her Lin*, Vítězslav Zima

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A new strontium metal-organic framework, [Sr2(BTEC)(H 2O)4]2H2O (1) (H4BTEC = benzene-1,2,4,5-tetracarboxylic acid), has been successfully synthesized by mixing the starting reagents. The single-crystal structure analysis showed that compound 1 displayed three-dimensional structures containing inorganic motifs with two-dimensional layers pillar-connected through organic linkers and forming water-coordinated neutral framework. Further studies revealed that compound 1 was insoluble in water and that it emitted strong luminescence at approximately 437 nm after dehydration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1602-1605
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Luminescent
  • Metal-organic framework
  • Strontium complex
  • Water-insoluble

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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