Synthesis and characterization of a proton-transfer complex of 1,2,4,5-benzenetetracarboxylic acid with 1, 10-phenanthroline

  • Wang Chiwei
  • Yin Mingcai
  • Li Ming
  • Ma Xiaoling
  • Sun Jutang
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02841279

Cite this article as:
Chiwei, W., Mingcai, Y., Ming, L. et al. J. Wuhan Univ. Technol.-Mat. Sci. Edit. (2005) 20: 38. doi:10.1007/BF02841279

Abstract

A proton-transfer complex of 1,2,4,5-benzenetetracarboxylic acid (H4BTC) with 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), [(H2BTC)2−·2(Hphen)+·(H4BTC)] was synthesized and characterized by IR, UV-Vis spectra and luminescence. The structure was determined by X-ray single crystal diffraction. It crystallizes in the triclinic system, space group P-1 with a=7.3767(15), b=10.704(2), c=12.890(3) Å, α=102.96(3), β=105.71(3), γ=99.68(3)o, V=926.0(3) Å3, Dc=1.558 g/cm3, Z=2, μ(Mo-Kα)=0.121 mm−1 and F(000)=448. The final R=0.0401 and wR=0.0862 for 2983 observe reflections with [1>2σ(1)]. It is composed of discrete H4BTC molecules, H2BTC2− anions and, [Hphen]+ cations. The extensive hydrogen-bonding associations formed between the H4BTC molecules and H2BTC2− anions result in the formation of a two-dimensional layer, to which the [Hphen]+ cations are attached through the hydrogen bonds formed between the carboxyl groups of H4BTC and the NH groups of [Hphen]+. Under the excitation of UV light, it emits an intense blue luminescence.

Key words

proton-transfer 1,2,4,5-benzenetetracarboxylic acid 1,10-phenanthroline 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wang Chiwei
    • 1
  • Yin Mingcai
    • 1
  • Li Ming
    • 1
  • Ma Xiaoling
    • 1
  • Sun Jutang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryWuhan UniversityWuhanChina