Three silver coordination polymers constructed from 4,4′-bipyridine-like ligands and 2,5-thiophenedicarboxylic acid: crystal structures and photocatalytic performances

  • Xiangjie Li
  • Ang Liu
  • Xue-Dong Du
  • Fu-Xue Wang
  • Chong-Chen WangEmail author


Three coordination polymers (CPs), formulated as [Ag(bpy)]2(tdc)·4H2O (BUC-78), [Ag(bpe)]2(tdc)·6H2O (BUC-79) and [Ag(bpp)]2(tdc)·8H2O (BUC-80) have been synthesized from the reactions between AgNO3, 4,4′-bipyridine (bpy),1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethylene (bpe),1,3-bis(4-pyridyl)propane (bpp) and 2,5-thiophenedicarboxylic acid (tdc) by slow evaporation at room temperature. The X-ray crystal structures of all three CPs were determined, revealing that they are all comprised of 1D infinite cationic [Ag(L)] chains interspersed with discrete deprotonated tdc2− counterions. These CPs exhibit good photocatalytic performances for the degradation of methylene blue and rhodamine B, giving up to 97% degradation under UV irradiation within 120 min. A possible photocatalytic mechanism is proposed, based on the results of active species capture experiments.



This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (51578034), Great Wall Scholars Training Program Project of Beijing Municipality Universities (CIT&TCD20180323), Project of Construction of Innovation Teams and Teacher Career Development for Universities and Colleges Under Beijing Municipality (IDHT20170508), Beijing Talent Project (2018A35), the Fundamental Research Funds for Beijing Universities and Scientific Research Foundation of Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (KYJJ2017033& KYJJ2017008) and The Fundamental Research Funds for Beijing Universities (X18076/X18076).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Building Structure and Environment RemediationBeijing University of Civil, Engineering and ArchitectureBeijingChina

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