- A New Isomeric Porous Coordination Framework Showing Single Crystal to Single-Crystal Structural Transformation and Preferential Adsorption of 1,3-Butadiene from C4 Hydrocarbons
- Crystal Growth & Design
- Volume | Issue number
- 17 | 4
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS)
Reaction of Zn(NO3)2 and 4-(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl) benzoic acid (H2mpba) in a mixed solvent of methanol and toluene gives a new supramolecular isomer for [Zn(Hmpba)2]·guest (1·g). Single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis showed that 1·g possesses a similar local coordination structure with the three known [Zn(Hmpba)2]·guest isomers with 4-fold interpenetrated dia topologies (dissimilar interpenetration directions, void ratio varies from 0% to 28%), but displays a rare 4-connected afw topology consisting of three- and seven-membered rings, and remains a large void ratio of 36% even after 4-fold interpenetration. Interestingly, 1·g can undergo obvious framework contraction of 8.5% in the single-crystal to single-crystal manner upon guest removal to give [Zn(Hmpba)2] (1′). Comparison of the single-crystal structures of 1·g and 1′ showed that the structural transformation arises mainly from ligand conformation change. Single-component N2, CO2, and C4 hydrocarbon gas adsorption measurements for 1′ show different isotherm steps and gate-opening pressures, in which 1,3-butadiene is the lowest in the five C4 hydrocarbons, likely because of it has the smallest molecular cross-section area. Breakthrough simulations on mixed C4 hydrocarbons showed that 1,3-butadiene is preferentially adsorbed from other C4 hydrocarbons.
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