Russian Journal of Coordination Chemistry

, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 74–79 | Cite as

An Uncommon Nanocage 3D Metal–Organic Framework Built from a Tetracarboxylate Ligand: Photoluminescence and Photocatalytic Properties

  • J. Feng
  • S. R. Fan
  • Z. Z. Li
  • S. Z. Yang
  • W. K. Luo
  • X. R. WuEmail author


A new Eu(II)-based complex [H2N(Me)2][Eu3(L)2(HCOO)2(DMF)2(H2O)](I) (H4L = 3,5'-di(3',5'-dicarboxylphenyl)pyridine) has been synthesized and structurally characterized. Single-crystal X-ray analysis (CIF file CCDC no. 1559225) reveals that compound I has 3D (4.62)(4.62)(42.67.86) topology. The emission spectra of I is dominated by four characteristic bands and shows strong luminescent feature. Furthermore, the photocatalytic properties of I for degradation of the methyl violet and Rhodamine B have been explored.


structure photocatalytic properties luminescence 



This work was partially supported by the grants from NSF of China (no. 21701033), Science Foundation funded project of Guangdong Medical University (Z2016001 and M2016023), Innovative Entrepreneurial Training Plan of undergraduates in Guangdong Province (nos. 201710571005, 201710571007; 201710571012; 201710571016; 201710571008; 201710571020, 201710571060) and Innovation experiment project of Guangdong Medical University (ZYDM024), Special Funds for Scientificand Technological Innovation of undergraduates in Guangdong Province (pdjha0218, pdjha0219, pdjha0226), and Innovative talent project of Guangdong provincial universities (2015KQNCX189).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Feng
    • 1
  • S. R. Fan
    • 2
  • Z. Z. Li
    • 1
  • S. Z. Yang
    • 2
  • W. K. Luo
    • 2
  • X. R. Wu
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Guangdong University of Science & TechnologyDongguanP.R. 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 Pharmacy, Guangdong Medical UniversityDongguanP.R. China

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