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, Volume 58, Issue 3, pp 448–456 | Cite as

A series of novel Zn(II) and Mn(II) metal-organic frameworks constructed by 2,4-bis-oxyacetate-benzoic acid: syntheses, structures and photoluminescence

  • Yan Lv
  • Pei Shi
  • Wei Shen
  • Xiaoju Chen
  • Guoliang Zhao


A new carboxylic acid ligand, 2,4-bis-oxyacetate-benzoic acid (H3BOABA), was designed and introduced to construct novel metal-organic framework materials. [ZnNa(BOABA)(phen)(H2O)]·H2O (1), ZnNa(BOABA) (2), Mn3(BOABA)2(phen)2 (3), [Mn2(BOABA)(OH)]·(H2O)2 (4) (CCDC: 885138, 885137, 894225, 883094) were hydrothermally synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectra and thermal gravimetric analyses. Crystal structures of the complexes were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction method. Complex 1 is a one dimensional double edges non-interpenetrated framework decorated by the phen ligands on the surface. Complex 2 is an unique three dimensional open framework, consisting of Zn(II) and Na(I). Complex 3 is an unique double edges one dimensional MOF containing a [Mn3(BOABA)2(phen)2] n non-interpenetrated structure. Complex 4 is a two dimensional plane structure containing two Mn atoms in the same coordination environment. The interaction between four complexes and DNA were studied by EtBr fluorescence probe. Meanwhile, photoluminescence studies revealed that these four complexes display strong fluorescent emission bands in the solid state at room temperature.


Zn and Mn complexes 2,4-bis-oxyacetate-benzoic acid crystal structure DNA binding photoluminescence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yan Lv
    • 1
  • Pei Shi
    • 1
  • Wei Shen
    • 1
  • Xiaoju Chen
    • 1
  • Guoliang Zhao
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Chemistry and Life ScienceZhejiang Normal UniversityJinhuaChina
  2. 2.Xingzhi CollegeZhejiang Normal UniversityJinhuaChina

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