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Front. Chem., 17 December 2020 |

Different Benzendicarboxylate-Directed Structural Variations and Properties of Four New Porous Cd(II)-Pyridyl-Triazole Coordination Polymers

Ying Zhao1, Jin Jing2, Ning Yan2, Min-Le Han1, Guo-Ping Yang2* and Lu-Fang Ma1*
  • 1College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang, China
  • 2Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule of Ministry of Education, Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Physico-Inorganic Chemistry, College of Chemistry & Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi'an, China

Four new different porous crystalline Cd(II)-based coordination polymers (CPs), i. e., [Cd(mdpt)2]·2H2O (1), [Cd2(mdpt)2(m-bdc)(H2O)2] (2), [Cd(Hmdpt)(p-bdc)]·2H2O (3), and [Cd3(mdpt)2(bpdc)2]·2.5NMP (4), were obtained successfully by the assembly of Cd(II) ions and bitopic 3-(3-methyl-2-pyridyl)-5-(4-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazole (Hmdpt) in the presence of various benzendicarboxylate ligands, i.e., 1,3/1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid (m-H2bdc, p-H2bdc) and biphenyl-4,4′-bicarboxylate (H2bpdc). Herein, complex 1 is a porous 2-fold interpenetrated four-connected 3D NbO topological framework based on the mdpt ligand; 2 reveals a two-dimensional (2D) hcb network. Interestingly, 3 presents a three-dimensional (3D) rare interpenetrated double-insertion supramolecular net via 2D ···ABAB··· layers and can be viewed as an fsh topological net, while complex 4 displays a 3D sqc117 framework. Then, the different gas sorption performances were carried out carefully for complexes 1 and 4, the results of which showed 4 has preferable sorption than that of 1 and can be the potential CO2 storage and separation material. Furthermore, the stability and luminescence of four complexes were performed carefully in the solid state.


The coordination polymers (CPs) have gained considerable research interest by the self-assembly of various organic linkers (including different functional groups) with metal ions/clusters due to their special topological nets and broad applications (Wang et al., 2014, 2015; Smith et al., 2015; Wang and Wang, 2015; Dey et al., 2017; Hong et al., 2017; Islamoglu et al., 2017; Kariem et al., 2017; Lin et al., 2017; Li et al., 2018; Xing and Janiak, 2020; Zhang et al., 2020). Generally, the coordination preference of the nature of ligands and geometries of ions are the primary considerations in the preparation process of CPs. However, other factors, such as the choice of auxiliary ligands, pH, template effect, as well as reaction temperature, etc., are considered to be the great roles in the fabrications of the desired structures (Chen et al., 2015; Song et al., 2015; Waller et al., 2015; Blandez et al., 2016; Lannoeye et al., 2016; Manna et al., 2016; Rosa et al., 2016; Lu et al., 2017). Besides, the typical non-covalent supramolecular interlocks, including H-bonding, π···π stacking, etc., may also help to fine-tune the structural assemblies (Wheeler, 2013; Yadav and Gorbitz, 2013; Bhattacharya et al., 2014, 2016; DeFuria et al., 2016; Ju et al., 2016; Li et al., 2016, 2017; Song et al., 2016; Yao et al., 2016; Park et al., 2017). Thus, it is essential to explore these factors to further help study the relationship of structures and properties.

The current research findings have presented that N-containing heterocyclic ligands possess excellent binding abilities with different center metal ions to construct various CPs. Further, most of them may be acted as the neutral building units and also as the anionic units by releasing the acidic N-H groups of the ligands, showing more versatile coordination fashions (Lin et al., 2010, 2011; Chen et al., 2013; Li et al., 2019). Recently, there are some studies mainly focused on the N-heterocycles and their derivatives with five-membered rings (including the imidazole, triazole, or tetrazole groups, etc.) and multicarboxylate as mixed ligands to build different porous CPs (Pachfule and Banerjee, 2011; Chen et al., 2013; Liu et al., 2014; Qin et al., 2014; Wang et al., 2014; Du et al., 2015; Li et al., 2016, 2017; Yan et al., 2017), which often show exceptional gas sorption and luminescent performances. Similarly, the phenlycarboxylate tectons have also been proven to be the great candidates to yield functional CPs because of their abundant coordination modes with ions (Chen et al., 2013; Li et al., 2015; Jin et al., 2016; Wu et al., 2017).

As a combination of the above stated facts and our previous works, a rigid N-heterocyclic 3-(3-methyl-2-pyridyl)-5-(4-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazole (Hmdpt) ligand was deliberately chosen with three kinds of phenyldicarboxylate linkers, i.e., 1,3/1,4-benzenedicarboxylate (m-H2bdc, p-H2bdc) and biphenyl-4,4′-dicarboxylate (H2bpdc) to prepare porous CPs in this study. The Hmdpt tecton has lots of coordination sites and also can be the excellent hydrogen bonding donor/acceptor in the assembly of new CPs. Herein, four new Cd(II)-CPs, [Cd(mdpt)2]·2H2O (1), [Cd2(mdpt)2(m-bdc)(H2O)2] (2), [Cd(Hmdpt)(p-bdc)]·2H2O (3), as well as [Cd3(mdpt)2(bpdc)2]·2.5NMP (4), were synthesized successfully. Complex 1 displays a 2-fold interlocked four-connected NbO framework; 2 reveals a two-dimensional (2D) hcb network. More interestingly, complex 3 presents a three-dimensional (3D) rare interlocked double-insertion fsh supramolecular net via 2D ···ABAB··· layers, while 4 is a 3D sqc117 network. Their structural diversity indicates that the different secondary benzendicarboxylate linkers have great influence on the assembly process of new CPs. The stability and luminescence were investigated carefully for four complexes in the solid state. Especially, the different gas sorption performances have been carried out for 1 and 4 in detail, indicating 4 has preferable adsorption than that of 1 and can be the potential CO2 capture/separation material.

Experimental Section

Materials and General Methods

All the reagents/solvents were brought to use in the experiments with no further purification. The characterization methods of the four complexes are given in section Materials and General Methods. Because the synthesis processes of four CPs are very similar, thus the synthesis of CP 1 is only presented herein briefly, and others can be found in the supporting information.

Synthesis of [Cd(mdpt)2]·2H2O (1). A mixture of 3CdSO4·8H2O (0.05 mmol, 38.5 mg), Hmdpt (0.05 mmol, 11.8 mg), DMA (4 ml), and H2O (6 ml) was mixed in a 25-ml Teflon-lined stainless steel vessel, which was heated at 120°C for 72 h and then cooled to room temperature at the rate of 10°C/h to form colorless block crystals. Yield is 63% (based on Hmdpt). Elemental analysis of 1, calculated (%): C 51.75, N 23.22, H 3.98; found: C 51.68, N 23.38, H 3.73. Fourier Transform Infrared spectra (FT-IR) (cm−1): 3,525 (m), 3,436 (m), 3,244 (m), 1,612 (m), 1,424 (m), 1,110 (s), 839 (w), 716 (w), 608 (s).

X-Ray Crystal Structure Determinations

The instruments used for X-ray crystallographic measurements and the refinement methods and details by SHELXL-97 (Sheldrick, 1997) are displayed in section X-Ray Crystal Structure Determinations. The crystallographic data of four CPs are listed in Table 1. The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) numbers of the four CPs are 1543594–1543597, respectively.


Table 1. Crystal data and refinements of four complexes.

Results and Discussion

Structure Description of [Cd(mdpt)2]·2H2O (1)

Based on the X-ray single-crystal diffraction of complex 1, it crystallizes in the R-3 trigonal system. Each Cd(II) ion is coordinated octahedrally with 2-pyridyl/triazolate N atoms from two mdpt linkers as the trans fashion as well as 4-pyridyl N atoms from the adjacent units (Figure 1A), and the similar complex of which has been reported before (Lin et al., 2010). The Cd–N lengths are the 2.215–2.408 Å, and the angles via Cd(II) center are 71.27° (8)−180.0°.


Figure 1. (A) The Cd(II) coordination geometry of 1. (B) One-dimensional (1D) chain-like motif of 1. (C) Three-dimensional (3D) space-filling view of 1. (D) Topological representation of 1.

The mdpt linker holds two coordination fashions, i.e., bridged/chelated bidentate fashions (η1μ1χ1 and η2μ1χ2) in 1, to coordinate with Cd(II) ions (Figure 1B and Supplementary Figure 4) to form a porous 3D framework (Figure 1C), and the void volume ratio of which is about 23.2% after exclusion of the guest water molecules by the calculation of PLATON program. Topologically, each ligand links two Cd(II) centers and each Cd(II) center joins four different bridged linkers, respectively. Thus, complex 1 displays a 2-fold four-connected interpenetrating NbO topological type with the (64.82) point symbol (Figure 1D).

Structure Description of [Cd2(mdpt)2(m-bdc)(H2O)2] (2)

When the different carboxylate ligands are introduced in the reaction systems, Cd(II) centers are more prone to coordinate with O atoms than N atoms via the soft–hard acid–base (SHAB) principle, thus making various dimensionalities and structures of complexes (Zhang S. et al., 2013; Zhang X. et al., 2013). Herein, complex 2 has the P21/c monoclinic system. The asymmetric unit holds two independent Cd(II) centers, two mdpt, one m-bdc2− linker, as well as two coordinated waters. All the Cd(II) ions have the hexa-coordinated geometries and possess the similar modes to link different ligands. Each Cd(II) center makes coordination with two O atoms of one m-bdc2−, one O atom of water molecule, and three N atoms of two different mdpt tectons (Figure 2A). The Cd–O/Cd–N distances are 2.272–2.434/2.267–2.371 Å, respectively; and the angles via Cd(II) ion are 55.49°-175.63° (Supplementary Table 1).


Figure 2. (A) The Cd(II) coordination environments of 2. (B) One-dimensional (1D) chain motif of 2 along a axis. (C) Two-dimensional (2D) layered structure of 2. (D) Topological net of 2.

In 2, Cd(II) ions are connected through mdpt ligand to give rise to a 1D wave-like motif (Figure 2B). These adjacent 1D chains are further extended by m-bdc2− tectons to yield a waved 2D layered structure along the a axis (Figure 2C). Topologically, each mdpt and m-bdc2− linker two Cd(II) centers, which can be regarded as three-connected nodes, thus, the 2D structure can be viewed as a three-connected (63) hcb net (Figure 2D). In addition, there exist the different hydrogen H-bonding interlocks (N2···O5, N7···O6) in the adjacent parallel 2D networks, which help to combine these 2D motifs as a final 3D supramolecular structure (Figure 3).


Figure 3. The intermolecular H-bonding interlocks between the two-dimensional (2D) layers, yielding a three-dimensional (3D) supramolecular motif along c axis.

Structure Description of [Cd(Hmdpt)(p-bdc)]·2H2O (3)

Compared with the m-H2bdc ligand, the distance of the carboxylate groups of p-H2bdc is much farther to each other, which thus results in the various mode with Cd(II) centers and structure of 3. Compound 3 has the P21/n monoclinic system. The building block consists of a Cd(II) center, an Hmdpt, a p-bdc2− tecton, and two guest waters. Each Cd(II) center adopts a seven-coordinated environment in which four O atoms are from the same p-bpc2− and three N atoms are derived from two Hmdpt linkers (Figure 4A). The Cd–N/Cd–O lengths are 2.363~2.374/2.329~2.5175Å, and the angles via Cd(II) ion are 53.56–162.80° (Supplementary Table 1).


Figure 4. (A) The Cd(II) coordination geometry of 3. (B) The binuclear unit of 3. (C) The two-dimensional (2D) layered motif of 3 via the a axis. (D) The 2-fold interlocked topology of 3.

In 3, the N atoms of Hmdpt ligand adopt 2-pyridyl and triazolate 1-nitrogens chelating and 4-pyridyl bridging modes with two Cd(II) ions, forming a secondary building unit [Cd2(mdpt)2] (Figure 4B), which produced an infinite 1D chain motif through p-bdc2− ligand (Supplementary Figure 1). The neighboring 1D chains were successfully bridged by p-bdc2− linkers to produce a new 2D layer via the a axis (Figure 4C). Like that of complex 2, although 3 is also a 2D layered motif, however, the 2D layers are characterized by the accumulation of ···ABAB··· fashion. Further, the hydrogen bonds between the AA layers and water molecule O6 form a 3D supramolecular network and then interpenetrate with the 3D net held by the BB layers (Supplementary Figure 2). When the topological method is employed for analyzing the structure, complex 3 can be simplified as (4,6)-connected fsh framework, and the point symbol of which is (43.63)2(46.66.83) (Figure 4D).

Structure Description of [Cd3(mdpt)2(bpdc)2]·2.5NMP (4)

Due to the distance of two carboxylate groups of H2bpdc longer than those of 3, thereby, a 3D dense framework of 4 is formed. Complex 4 crystallizes in the monoclinic C2/c crystal system. There contain three kinds of Cd(II) centers, two mdpt tectons, as well as two bpdc2− linkers to form the asymmetric unit. The Cd–O/Cd–N distances are 2.185–2.613/2.229–2.395 Å, respectively.

Due to the twist of the two benzene rings, which makes the Cd1 and Cd2 centers adopt the same hexa-coordinated geometries but different coordination environments, where the Cd1 center takes coordination with three O atoms of bridging bpdc2− tectons and three N atoms of mdpt linkers, the Cd2 center is bonded with four O atoms of bridging bpdc2− tectons as well as two N atoms of mdpt linkers (Figure 5A). The deprotonated carboxylates exhibit η2μ2χ3 and η2μ2χ2 (Supplementary Figure 5) coordination modes and the N2, N3 of the mdpt ligands are coordinated with three Cd(II) ions to result in a new [Cd32-COO)4N4] secondary building unit (SBU) (Figure 5B). Such SBUs are further bridged by mdpt tectons to afford a 2D [Cd3(mdpt)2] layered motif along the a axis (Figure 5C). Moreover, these 2D adjacent motifs are further supported by introducing the flexible bpdc2− linkers as the pillars to produce a 3D porous pillar-layered framework along the b axis (Figure 5D). As shown in Supplementary Figure 4, a pore space-filling structure is presented, and the void ratio is about 32.9% based on the PLATON program calculation. From a topological viewpoint, each Cd SBU may be simplified as the eight-connected nodes, and the overall net thus forms a (36.412.58.62) sqc117 net (Figure 6).


Figure 5. (A) The Cd(II) coordination geometries of 4. (B) The [Cd32-COO)4N4] SBU of 4. (C) The two-dimensional (2D) layered motif based on mdpt tectons of 4 via the a axis. (D) The three-dimensional (3D) porous structure of 4 via the b axis.


Figure 6. The topological framework of 4.

From the above structural features of four CPs, it can be found that the different auxiliary tectons may give rise to the new structural variations and then further help to fine-tune the properties of CPs. In the same reaction systems, the minor differences of the ligands will make great changes in the assembly processes of CPs, the benefit of which should be explored carefully to control the fabrications of new CPs with desired structures and performances.

Powder X-Ray Diffraction Measurement and Thermal Stabilities

The mass identities and phase purity of the four complexes were tested by comparisons of the experimental and the simulated powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) patterns from the X-ray single-crystal data (Supplementary Figure 6), indicating the high-quality crystalline products.

The Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) data were also tested carefully for studying the stability of the four complexes (Supplementary Figure 7). It is found that complex 1 firstly loses its guest waters in ~30–113°C [observed (obsd.) ~5.9%, calculated (calcd.) ~4.7%] and then collapse the linkers gradually. For complex 2, a plateau is observed from the beginning to 30°C and then a ~3.3% loss in ~30–201°C, which matches well with the removal of two coordinated waters (calcd. ~4.0%); the second ~22% loss appears in ~315–366°C, which is attributed to a collapsed m-H2bdc ligand, and then the rest of the ligand starts to decompose gradually. Complex 3 loses guest waters in ~30–100°C (obsd. ~6.3%, calcd. ~6.6%), then follows a plateau of stability to ~306°C, and then an abrupt 29% loss in ~306–349°C, matching with the p-bdc loss (calcd. ~30%). Complex 4 incurs a ~15.4% loss in ~30–267°C for reduction in all NMP molecules (calcd. ~16.1%), then holds the stability to ~357°C.

Gas Sorption of Complexes 1 and 4

The gas capture isotherms were tested carefully to prove the void properties of 1 for CO2 and CH4. The crystalline product of 1 was soaked in CH2Cl2 for 24 h and then dried under vacuum at 80°C to afford the desolvated 1a. The gas captures of 1a were performed carefully at 195 and 273K, respectively. At 1 atm, the uptake amount is 55.1 cm3 g−1 (1.08 wt.%) for CO2 (Figure 7), which is greatly higher than the CH4 uptake (16.4 cm3 g−1, 0.12 wt.%) at 195K. The gas sorption of CO2/CH4 was also performed at 273K (Supplementary Figure 9), and the CO2/CH4 uptake is 29.6/11.0 cm3 g−1 (0.58/0.08 wt.%) at 1 atm, respectively. Interestingly, the hysteresis effect is found for the CO2 sorption of 1a, the reason of which might be the interactions of framework with CO2 to hinder the CO2 from the host framework in the sorption/desorption procedure (Biswas et al., 2013; Boldog et al., 2013; Liang et al., 2013; Han et al., 2017). Further, the PXRD patterns still closely matched well with the stimulated patterns of 1 (Supplementary Figure 6), indicating that the sample after heating retained the intact host framework.


Figure 7. The CO2/CH4 sorption isotherms of 1a at 195K.

Compared with complex 1, 4 has preferable adsorption property, which may arise from introducing auxiliary H2bpdc ligand to give rise to more active sites and the flexibility of two benzene rings. Thus, the sorption isotherms were measured for N2/CO2/CH4 to verify the porosity of 4. Herein, 4 is soaked in CH2Cl2 for 24 h and dried at 150°C under vacuum to yield the desolvated crystalline product (4a) successfully, which is proved by the combination of the TGA and FT-IR tests (Supplementary Figure 8). At 77K and 1 atm, the N2 uptake is 8.74 cm3 g−1 and the capture isotherm has an obvious hysteresis in the sorption/desorption process (Supplementary Figure 10).

At 195K and 1 atm, the CO2 sorption has a higher capture amount (34.04 wt.%, 173.28 cm3 g−1) to further prove the pore performances of 4a. The Brunner-Emmet-Teller (BET) and Langmuir surface areas are 273.65/382.56 m2 g−1. Interestingly, the CO2 sorption exhibits a double abrupt increase at 0.04, 0.22 atm as a significant hysteretic desorption curve (Figure 8). In the initial step, the CO2 sorption amount is adsorbed as 109 cm3 g−1 (21.41 wt.%) for 4a, and then the isotherm has a sudden increase in the second step (P/P0 = 0.2) and finally keeps the saturation. The desorption process does not retrace the capture process, which shows the different hysteresis, and the amount is 119 cm3 g−1 (P/P0 = 0.1) at the end of desorption. The incomplete desorption suggests there exist the interactions of CO2 and pore surface. Generally, this phenomenon in rigid metal-organic framework (MOFs) may be ascribed to the sorbate/sorbent interlocks as the gases capture by surfaces of the structure, obtaining the various pores as it breathes (Bezuidenhout et al., 2015; Ichikawa et al., 2016; Esfandiari et al., 2017). When at relatively lower pressures, the two distorted benzene groups of bpdc2− ligand make the pore open, thus, leading to a rather large hysteresis.


Figure 8. The CO2/CH4 sorption isotherms of 4a at 195K.

The sorption isotherm of CH4 shows a lower amount (6.02 wt.%, 84.19 cm3 g−1) at 195K and 1 atm (Figure 8). However, it has a more obvious abrupt step with two sudden increases at 0.22/0.85 atm, which is similar to the CO2 isotherm. The CO2 is captured as 3.08 wt.% (43.23 cm3 g−1) for 4a in the initial step, and then the isotherm holds a sharp increase (P/P0 > 0.85) and finally keeps the saturation. And the desorption process also displays the several steps at the corresponding points. As a result, the large hysteresis loops happen, leading that the CH4 is packed in the structure at the lower pressures and not released right now on decreasing the external pressure (Liu et al., 2013; Handke et al., 2014; Ju et al., 2015; Hiraide et al., 2017; Sun et al., 2017).

The CO2/CH4 sorption properties of 4a were also explored at 273/298K. The CO2 uptake amounts are 57.53 cm3 g−1 (11.3 wt.%) and 34.28 cm3 g−1 (6.7 wt.%) at 273/298 K, 1 atm (Figure 9A), and the CH4 amounts are 12.83 cm3 g−1 (0.9 wt.%) and 4.75 cm3 g−1 (0.3 wt.%) at 273/298K. These results indicate that 4a has the selectivity for CO2 molecules, which is more evident at the higher temperature. Thus, the CO2/CH4 selectivity of 4a is calculated by ideal adsorbed solution theory (IAST) at 273K (Chen et al., 2015) (Supplementary Figure 11). Here, the CO2/CH4 molar fraction is set as 50/50 to simulate the content of biogas mixture (Figure 9B). The results present that CO2 selectivity rapidly ascends with increasing load for both mixed contents over CH4, and the selectivity CO2/CH4 is calculated as 5.7 from the equimolar gas phase mixture at 1 atm.


Figure 9. (A) The CO2/CH4 isotherms of 4a at 273/298K. (B) The ideal adsorbed solution theory (IAST) selectivity for equimolar CO2/CH4 mixture at 273K.

The capture enthalpy (Qst) was estimated to explore the CO2 affinity via the Virial equation of sorption isotherms at 273K (Supplementary Figure 12), revealing 4a has a higher CO2 affinity at high loading amount. The Qst has a slow decrease by the CO2 increasing capture; however, it is 23.2 kJ mol−1 at the final (Figure 10). This value is comparable to those of the hydrated HKUST-1, MAF-2, JUC-132, JLU-Liu, and NOTT-140 (30, 27, 30, 30, and 25 kJ/mol), but higher than those of most “benchmark CPs,” such as CuBTTri, MOF-5, and UMCM-1 (21, 17, 12 kJ/mol) (Wang et al., 2015) Thereby, complex 4 may be explored as a great gas adsorbent in many fields.


Figure 10. The CO2 Qst of 4a at 273K.

Luminescent Properties

Due to the great luminescent performances of the Hmdpt linker and d10 complexes (Chou et al., 2014; Kumar et al., 2014; Hu et al., 2015; Ye et al., 2015; Wang et al., 2016; Hong et al., 2017; Lim et al., 2017), the solid-state photoluminescence properties have been studied for the four complexes and Hmdpt as well as the various auxiliary benzendicarboxylates at room temperature (Figure 11 and Supplementary Figure 13), the emissions of which are given in Supplementary Table 2. The free Hmdpt shows the band at 472 nm when excited at 307 nm, attributing to the π* → π transition of the intra-ligand (Lin et al., 2017). The four complexes have their specific emissions, the bands of which were presented at 425 nm (λex = 321 nm) for 1, 380 nm (λex = 305 nm) for 2, 360 nm (λex = 289 nm) for 3, as well as 386 nm (λex = 336 nm) for 4, respectively. These emission bands are greatly similar to the free Hmdpt emission for the π–π* or n–π* intra-ligand transition (Sun et al., 2013; Wenger, 2013; Zou et al., 2013; Chen et al., 2017). In contrast to the Hmdpt, the emissions of four CPs have the similar blue shifts, which are considered to be the energy transfer from the Hmdpt ligand to the Cd(II) centers for the ligand-to-metal charge transfer (LMCT) (Cao et al., 2017).


Figure 11. The solid-state luminescent emission spectra of the four coordination polymers (CPs) and Hmdpt linker.


In summary, four new CPs with rigid Hmdpt and different benzendicarboxylate linkers have been successfully obtained. The different auxiliary carboxylates resulted in a series of new various structural CPs. Complex 1 has a 2-fold interlocked NbO net; 2 presents the 2D three-connected hcb net; 3 shows the double-insertion 3D fsh supramolecular network; and 4 displays a 3D eight-connected sqc117 net. The CH4/CO2 sorption behaviors of 1 and 4 have been carefully carried out at different temperatures. Remarkably, complex 4 has preferable sorption and high CO2 selectivity, making it as a useful gas storage/separation functional material.

Data Availability Statement

The datasets presented in this study can be found in online repositories. The names of the repository/repositories and accession number(s) can be found in the article/Supplementary Material.

Author Contributions

All authors listed have made a substantial, direct and intellectual contribution to the work, and approved it for publication.


This work was supported by the NSFC (21801111 and 22071194), Project of Central Plains Science and Technology Innovation Leading Talents of Henan Province (204200510001), and NSF of Shaanxi Province (2019JM-013).

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

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Keywords: coordination polymers, structural variations, topologies, gas adsorption, luminescent properties

Citation: Zhao Y, Jing J, Yan N, Han M-L, Yang G-P and Ma L-F (2020) Different Benzendicarboxylate-Directed Structural Variations and Properties of Four New Porous Cd(II)-Pyridyl-Triazole Coordination Polymers. Front. Chem. 8:616468. doi: 10.3389/fchem.2020.616468

Received: 12 October 2020; Accepted: 16 November 2020;
Published: 17 December 2020.

Edited by:

Feng Luo, East China University of Technology, China

Reviewed by:

Dongsheng Li, China Three Gorges University, China
Zhao Junwei, Henan University, China

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*Correspondence: Lu-Fang Ma,; Guo-Ping Yang,

These authors have contributed equally to this work