Molecules. 2022 Nov 3;27(21):7551. doi: 10.3390/molecules27217551.
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have presented potential for detection of specific species and catalytic application due to their diverse framework structures and functionalities. In this work, two novel pillar-layered MOFs [Cd6(DPA)2(NTB)4(H2O)4]n·n(DPA·5DMA·H2O) (1) and [Cu2(DPA)(OBA)2]n·n(2.5DMF·H2O) (2) [DPA = 2,5-di(pyridin-4-yl)aniline, H3NTB = 4,4′,4”-nitrilotribenzoic acid, H2OBA = 4,4′-oxydibenzoic acid, DMA = N,N-dimethylacetamide, DMF = N,N-dimethylformamide] were successfully synthesized and structurally characterized. Both 1 and 2 have three-dimensional framework structures. The fluorescent property of 1 makes it possible for sensing specific amino acid such as L-glutamic acid (Glu) and L-aspartic acid (Asp). While MOF 2 was found to be suitable for photocatalytic degradation of Rhodamine B (RhB) in the presence of H2O2. The results imply that MOFs are versatile and metal centers are important in determining their properties.