Layered inorganic-organic frameworks based on the 2,2-dimethylsuccinate ligand: Structural diversity and its effect on nanosheet exfoliation and magnetic properties

Saines, P.J. and Tan, J.-C. and Yeung, H.H.-M. and Barton, P.T. and Cheetham, A.K. (2012) Layered inorganic-organic frameworks based on the 2,2-dimethylsuccinate ligand: Structural diversity and its effect on nanosheet exfoliation and magnetic properties. Dalton Transactions, 41 (28). pp. 8585-8593. ISSN 1477-9226. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1039/c2dt30648d) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The structures of four new 2,2-dimethylsuccinate frameworks suitable for exfoliation into nanosheets using ultrasonication are reported. These hybrid compounds contain either monovalent (Li +) or divalent (Co 2+ and Zn 2+) cations, and they all feature hydrophobically capped covalently bonded layers that only interact with each other via weak van der Waals forces. Critically this shows that the use of this dicarboxylate ligand generally yields two dimensional compounds suitable for simple and affordable nanosheet exfoliation. This extends the range of frameworks that can be exfoliated and highlights the 2,2-dimethylsuccinate ligand as an excellent versatile platform for the production of nanosheets. The topologies of the layers in each framework were found to vary significantly and this appears to have a significant effect on the relative size of the nanosheets produced; increased space between methyl groups and more extensive inorganic connectivity appears to favour the formation of thin nanosheets with larger lateral dimensions. Additionally the magnetic properties of two of these frameworks were examined, and it was found that both exhibit strong low dimensional antiferromagnetic coupling despite their well-separated layers preventing three dimensional magnetic order.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Antiferromagnetic coupling, Covalently bonded, Hybrid compounds, Inorganic-organic, Lateral dimension, Low dimensional, Magnetic orders, Methyl group, Relative sizes, Space between, Structural diversity, Ultra-sonication
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC173.45 Condensed Matter
Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD478 Solid State Chemistry
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: Paul Saines
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2015 15:40 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 09:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50724 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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