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A dual-functional cadmium(II) coordination polymer as a luminescent sensor for selective sensing of iron(III) ions and detecting the temperature

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A Cd(II) coordination polymer (1), {[Cd2(Ccbp)2(dca)Cl·3H2O]·4H2O} Ccbp = 4-carboxy-1-(3-carboxybenzyl)pyridin-1-ium and dca = dicyanamide, has been synthesized via a hydrothermal reaction and fully characterized by single-crystal X-ray structural analysis, FTIR spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction, and thermogravimetric analysis. Complex 1 has a 2D network structure with uncoordinated functional groups. Its solid-state luminescence properties were measured at room temperature. Complex 1 exhibited a high sensitivity for Fe3+ in DMF solutions of mixed metal ions. In addition, the temperature-dependent luminescence properties of 1 have been investigated and show that the complex acts as a luminescent thermometer over a temperature range from 10 to 90 K.

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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Projects 21371151, 21461029 and 21561033) and the Doctoral Scholarship of Yunnan (YN2014017).

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Correspondence to Qi-Hua Zhao.

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Kai-Min Wang, Lin Du and Yu-Lu Ma contributed equally to this paper.

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Wang, K., Du, L., Ma, Y. et al. A dual-functional cadmium(II) coordination polymer as a luminescent sensor for selective sensing of iron(III) ions and detecting the temperature. Transit Met Chem 41, 573–580 (2016).

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  • Coordination Polymer
  • Luminescence Intensity
  • PXRD Pattern
  • Isonicotinic Acid
  • Dicyanamide