Transition Metal Chemistry

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 107–114 | Cite as

Structures and photocatalytic performance of two d10 metal-based coordination polymers containing mixed building units

  • Lu LuEmail author
  • Jun Wang
  • Feng Chen
  • Lin-Tao Wei
  • Li-Min Lin
  • Bao-Hong LiEmail author
  • Amita Singh
  • Abhinav KumarEmail author


The linker 1,4-bis(2-methyl-imidazole-yl)-butane (bib) was used to construct two coordination polymers, specifically [Cd(bib)(ipa)]n (1) and [Zn(bib)(tpa)]n (2), in the presence of isophthalic acid (H2ipa) and terephthalic acid (H2tpa), respectively, under solvothermal conditions. Topological analyses reveal that the crystal of complex 1 consists of a 3D threefold interpenetrating network with Schläfli symbol {65.8}, while complex 2 possesses a 2D wavelike layer structure with Schläfli symbol {66}. The photocatalytic properties of both complexes for the degradation of methyl violet have been explored, revealing that complex 2 is a better photocatalyst than 1. A mechanism for the photocatalytic properties of the complexes is proposed, based on the results of density of states (DOS) and partial DOS calculations.



The authors acknowledge financial assistance from Sichuan University of Science and Engineering (Nos. 2015RC26, 2015RC29 and 2017RCL02), the Education Committee of Sichuan Province (Nos. 17ZA0264, 17ZB0312, 18ZB0422, 18ZB0425), the Project of Zigong Science and Technology (No. 2016HG06), the Opening Project of Key Laboratory of Green Catalysis of Sichuan Institutes of High Education (No. LYJ1705) and Innovative Entrepreneurial Training Plan of undergraduates in Guangdong Province (Nos. 201810571008, 201810571012, 201810571047, 201810571082, 201810571061, 201810571091).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Chemistry and Environmental EngineeringSichuan University of Science and EngineeringZigongPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Dongguan Key Laboratory of Drug Design and Formulation Technology, Key Laboratory of Research and Development of New Medical Materials of Guangdong Medical University, School of PharmacyGuangdong Medical UniversityDongguanPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of LucknowLucknowIndia

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