Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 25, Issue 6, pp 1553–1565 | Cite as

Lanthanide Cluster Organic Frameworks Derived from Pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate and Oxalate: Syntheses, Structures and Luminescence

Original Paper


Two novel cluster organic frameworks derived from pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate (PDA) and oxalate (ox2−) have been hydrothermally made: [Eu3(SO4)(PDA)3(ox)0.5(H2O)5]·4H2O (1) and Er(PDA)(ox)0.5(H2O) (2). Compound 1 possesses one-dimensional chain structure constructed from the alternate linkage of tetranuclear [Eu4(SO4)2]8+ (Eu4) and dinuclear [Eu2(ox)]4+ (Eu2) clusters. Compound 2 is a two-dimensional layer based on dimeric [Er2(COO)2]2+ (Er2) cluster units. Interestingly, such layer can be intuitively viewed as the linkages of helical chains and oxalate. In these two compounds, all anions are bivalent, and the ratio of trivalent lanthanide ions to these dianions is 2:3. Furthermore, compound 1 exhibits strong red luminescence upon 276 nm excitation.


Lanthanide cluster Pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate Hydrothermal synthesis Luminescence 



This work was supported by the NSFC (Nos. 91122028, 21221001, and 50872133), the 973 Program (Nos. 2014CB932101 and 2011CB932504), the NSFC for Distinguished Young Scholars (No. 20725101).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of MatterChinese Academy of SciencesFuzhouChina

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