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Synthesis, crystal structures, luminescence, and photocatalytic properties of two 1D Co(II) coordination polymers constructed with semirigid bis(benzimidazole) and dicarboxylate ligands

Zeng Chuan Hao, Yue Hua Li, Hai Ning Chang, Guang Hua Cui

Abstract

Two ternary cobalt(II) coordination polymers (CPs), namely [Co(L1)(npht)] n (1) and {[Co2(L2)2(npht)2(H2O)]·H2O} n (2) (L1 = 4,4′-bis(benzimidazol-1-ylmethyl)biphenyl, L2 = 1,2-bis(5,6-dimethylbenzimidazol-1-ylmethyl)benzene, and H2npht = 4-nitrophthalic acid) have been synthesized and structurally characterized by X-ray crystallography. Both CPs feature similar 1D infinite chains containing two distinct loops. CP 1 further forms a 3D supramolecular network via weak C–H···O hydrogen bond interactions. CP 2 shows a 1D two-layer chain structure, assembled through ππ stacking interactions. The electrochemical, luminescence, and photocatalytic activities of the two CPs for the removal of methylene blue under visible or UV light were investigated. Possible photocatalytic mechanisms are discussed.

Publisher URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11243-017-0186-0

DOI: 10.1007/s11243-017-0186-0

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