New Zn/Cd Coordination Polymers Constructed from Mixed Ligands: Crystal Structures and Photocatalytic Performances Toward Organic Dyes Degradation

  • Fu-Xue Wang
  • Xi Chen
  • Peng Wang
  • Chong-Chen Wang


Two coordination polymers (CPs), Cd(bpp)(H2O)L (BUC-18) and Zn(bpp)L (BUC-19), (H2L = cis-1,3-dibenzyl-2-imidazolidone-4,5-dicarboxylic acid, bpp = 1,3-bis(4-pyridyl)propane), have been synthesized under hydrothermal conditions, and characterized by single crystal X-ray analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectra (FTIR), thermogravimetric analyses (TGA), CNH element analysis and UV–Vis diffuse reflectance spectra (UV–Vis DRS). Upon the UV light irradiation, BUC-19 exhibited excellent photocatalytic performances toward methylene blue (initial concentration 10 mg L−1), methyl orange (initial concentration 10 mg L−1) and reactive red X-3B (initial concentration 50 mg L−1) with degradation efficiency of 93, 80 and 92%, respectively. The possible mechanism was proposed, which was further confirmed by trapping experiments.


Coordination polymers Photocatalysis Organic pollutants Mechanism 



This work was supported by the 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) and Beijing Talent Project (2017A38).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fu-Xue Wang
    • 1
  • Xi Chen
    • 1
  • Peng Wang
    • 1
  • Chong-Chen Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Beijing Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Building Structure and Environment RemediationBeijing University of Civil Engineering and ArchitectureBeijingChina

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