Tag : Ligand Exchange

Synthesis of Trinuclear Metal-Carboxylate Clusters via Ligand Exchange

Written by Jessica Weaver Abstract Trinuclear metal carboxylate clusters of the general formula M3O(O2CR)6+ (where M= Fe (III), Cr (III), V (III); R=CH3 or C6H5) capped with monofunctionalized carboxylates were studied for their potential use as molecular building blocks, or secondary building units (SBUs), in the rational synthesis of metal organic frameworks (MOFs). Clusters were synthesized and characterized using single-crystal X-ray diffraction, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), and attenuated total reflectance spectroscopy (ATR-IR). Ligand exchange reactions were performed under various reaction […]