Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 1955–1962 | Cite as

Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Catalytic Property of a New Cadmium Coordination Polymer

  • Shu-Hua Liu
  • Jian-Wei Zhang
  • Xiao Wang
  • Li-Hong Wang
  • Zhen-Hua Wang
  • Yun-Bo Wei
Original Paper


A new cadmium coordination polymer [Cd(L)(Cl)(H2O)]n (1) (L = 5-(imidazol-1-yl)-2-pyridine carboxylic anion) constructed from dinuclear cadmium clusters has been synthesized under hydrothermal condition and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The compound crystallizes in triclinic system, space group P-1, with a = 6.8747(6), b = 9.7434(8), c = 9.9119(7) Å, α = 118.615(8)°, β = 104.445(7)°, γ = 94.815(7)°, V = 548.01(9) Å3, Z = 2. Compound 1 is a one-dimensional (1D) double chain structure based on dinuclear [Cd2(Cl)2] clusters, and is further extended to a 3D supramolecular framework by hydrogen bonds. As a Lewis acid catalyst, compound 1 exhibits excellent catalytic performance for the acetalization reaction under mild conditions and can be reused several times without a significant decrease of the catalytic activity.


Cadmium compound Hydrothermal synthesis Crystal structure Catalytic property 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 41202175) and the program of Shandong science and technology development (Grant No. 2014GGH02004).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shu-Hua Liu
    • 1
  • Jian-Wei Zhang
    • 2
  • Xiao Wang
    • 1
  • Li-Hong Wang
    • 1
  • Zhen-Hua Wang
    • 1
  • Yun-Bo Wei
    • 1
  1. 1.Shandong Analysis and Test CenterShandong Academy of SciencesJinanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Departmant of Environmental ScienceQingdao UniversityQingdaoPeople’s Republic of China

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