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  1. Coordination polymers assembled through pi-pi interactions

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    Plummer, E A

    2001-01-01

    Chapter one is a review of the relevant literature. In chapter two the coordination chemistry of biphenyl-tailed terpyridines with octahedral metal dications is investigated. The effect of different metal ions on their aggregation modes in the solid state is also investigated. In chapter three the coordination chemistry of polyaryl-tailed terpyridines with octahedral metal dications is investigated. The effect of different aryl tails on their aggregation modes in the solid state is investigated. In chapter four the pi-pi aggregation of molecular boxes through biphenyl tails is studied. In chapter five the immobilisation of aryl tailed complexes into polyelectrolyte films has been investigated, and the arrangement of these complexes in the films has been compared with same complexes in the crystal, thus moving from three dimensional aggregation to two dimensions.

  2. Synthesis of Coordination Polymer Nanoparticles using Self-Assembled Block Copolymers as Template.

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    Weber, Birgit

    2017-12-22

    Nowadays there is a high demand in specialized functional materials, for example, for applications as sensors in biomedicine. For the realization of such applications, nanostructures and the integration in a composite matrix are indispensable. Coordination polymers and networks, for example, with spin crossover properties, are a highly promising family of switchable materials in which the switching process can be triggered by various external stimuli. An overview over different strategies for the synthesis of nanoparticles of such systems is given. A special focus is set on the use of block copolymer micelles as templates for the synthesis of nanocomposites. The block copolymer defines the final size and shape of the nanoparticle core. Additionally it allows a further functionalization of the obtained nanoparticles by variation of the polymer blocks and an easy deposition of the composite material on surfaces. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  3. Self-assembly of chiral coordination polymers and macrocycles: a metal template effect on the polymer-macrocycle equilibrium.

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    Burchell, Tara J; Puddephatt, Richard J

    2005-05-16

    The self-assembly of racemic and enantiopure binaphthyl-bis(amidopyridyl) ligands 1,1'-C(20)H(12){NHC(=O)-4-C(5)H(4)N}(2), 1, and 1,1'-C(20)H(12){NHC(=O)-3-C(5)H(4)N}(2), 2, with mercury(II) halides (HgX(2); X = Cl, Br, I) to form extended metal-containing arrays is described. It is shown that the self-assembly can lead to homochiral or heterochiral polymers or macrocycles, through self-recognition or self-discrimination of the ligand units, and the primary materials can further self-assemble through hydrogen bonding between amide substituents. In addition, the formation of macrocycles or polymers can be influenced by the presence or absence of excess mercury(II) halide, through a template effect, and mercury(II) halide inclusion complexes may be formed. In one case, an unusual polymeric compound was obtained, with 1 guest HgX(2) molecule for every 12 mercury halide units in the polymer.

  4. Honeycomb-shaped coordination polymers based on the self-assembly of long flexible ligands and alkaline-earth ions

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    Lian, Chen; Liu, Liu; Guo, Xu; Long, Yinshuang; Jia, Shanshan; Li, Huanhuan; Yang, Lirong, E-mail: lirongyang@henu.edu.cn

    2016-01-15

    Two novel coordination polymers, namely, [Ca(NCP){sub 2}]{sub ∞} (I) and [Sr(NCP){sub 2}]{sub ∞} (II) were synthesized under hydrothermal conditions based on 2-(4-carboxyphenyl)imidazo(4,5-f)-(1,10)phenanthroline (HNCP) and characterized by elemental analysis, infrared spectrometry, X-ray powder diffraction and single crystal X-ray diffraction. Findings indicate that I and II are isomorphous and isostructural, containing the unit of M(NCP{sup −}){sub 4} (M=Ca(II) and Sr(II)), based on which to assemble into three-dimensional (3D) porous 4-fold interpenetration honeycomb-shaped neutral coordination polymers (CPs). Between the adjacent lamellar structures in I and II, there exist π–π interactions between the pyridine rings belonging to phenanthroline of NCP{sup −} which stabilize the frameworks. Both I and II display stronger fluorescence emissions as well as high thermal stability. - Graphical abstract: One-dimensional nanotubular channels with the cross dimension of 37.1959(20)×23.6141(11)Å{sup 2} in the three-dimensional honeycomb-shaped coordination network of II are observed. The topological analysis of II indicates that there exists a typical diamond framework possessing large adamantanoid cages, which containing four cyclohexane-shaped patterns in chair conformations. - Highlights: • Two isomorphous and isostructural coordination polymers based on flexible ligand and two alkaline-earth metal salts have been synthesized and characterized. • Structural analysis indicates that I and II are assembled into 3D porous honeycomb-shaped metal-organic frameworks. • Both I and II display stronger fluorescence emissions and higher thermal stability.

  5. Syntheses, structures and luminescent properties of lanthanide coordination polymers assembled from imidazophenanthroline derivative and oxalate ligands

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    Zhao, Hui; Sun, Xiao-Xia; Hu, Huai-Ming; An, Ran; Yang, Meng-Lin; Xue, Ganglin

    2017-01-01

    Nine new lanthanide coordination polymers, namely, [Ln(Hsfpip)(ox)0.5(H2O)]n·2n(H2O) ((Ln=Eu (1), Tb (2), Dy (3), Ho (4), Er (5), Yb (6), Y(7)), [Ln(H2sfpip)(ox)(H2O)4]n·2n(H2O) (Ln=Nd (8) Sm (9)), [H2ox=oxalic acid, H3sfpip=2-(2,4-disulfophenyl)imidazo(4,5-f)(1,10)-phenanthroline] have been synthesized under hydrothermal conditions and characterized by IR spectra, elemental analysis, powder X-ray diffraction and single crystal X-ray diffraction. When sodium oxalate is added, the reactions of lanthanide ions with H3sfpip resulted in two types of structures. Compounds 1-7 are obtained at pH 5.0 and exhibit 3D tfz-d networks with ox2- anions as linkers to bridge the adjacent layers. Compounds 8-9 are obtained at pH 2.0, and display a 1D chain which is further extended to a 3D supramolecular framework through intermolecular hydrogen bonds and π-π interactions. The structural variation from compounds 1-7 to 8-9 can attribute to the pH effect on construction of lanthanide coordination polymers. Moreover, the thermal stabilities and luminescence properties of 1-9 were also investigated.

  6. Construction and Self-Assembly of Single-Chain Polymer Nanoparticles via Coordination Association and Electrostatic Repulsion in Water.

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    Zhu, Zhengguang; Xu, Na; Yu, Qiuping; Guo, Lei; Cao, Hui; Lu, Xinhua; Cai, Yuanli

    2015-08-01

    Simultaneous coordination-association and electrostatic-repulsion interactions play critical roles in the construction and stabilization of enzymatic function metal centers in water media. These interactions are promising for construction and self-assembly of artificial aqueous polymer single-chain nanoparticles (SCNPs). Herein, the construction and self-assembly of dative-bonded aqueous SCNPs are reported via simultaneous coordination-association and electrostatic-repulsion interactions within single chains of histamine-based hydrophilic block copolymer. The electrostatic-repulsion interactions are tunable through adjusting the imidazolium/imidazole ratio in response to pH, and in situ Cu(II)-coordination leads to the intramolecular association and single-chain collapse in acidic water. SCNPs are stabilized by the electrostatic repulsion of dative-bonded block and steric shielding of nonionic water-soluble block, and have a huge specific surface area of function metal centers accessible to substrates in acidic water. Moreover, SCNPs can assemble into micelles, networks, and large particles programmably in response to the solution pH. These unique media-sensitive phase-transformation behaviors provide a general, facile, and versatile platform for the fabrication of enzyme-inspired smart aqueous catalysts. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  7. The effect of amphiphilic polymers on the association, morphology and photophysical properties of hypocrellin coordination polymer/fullerene assemblies.

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    Ou, Zhize; Liu, Guixia; Gao, Yunyan; Li, Shayu; Li, Huizhen; Li, Yi; Wang, Xuesong; Yang, Guoqiang; Wang, Xin

    2014-11-01

    The yttrium coordination polymer of pyrene modified hypocrellin A (Y(3+)-PyrHA) is synthesized and characterized. The methoxydiglycol malonate modified fullerene can be included in the cavity of Y(3+)-PyrHA in organic solution and buffer solution containing amphiphilic polymers, such as polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP), pluronic F127 and P123. The interaction between an amphiphilic polymer and Y(3+)-PyrHA plays an important role in controlling the size and morphology of Y(3+)-PyrHA/fullerene. TEM images of Y(3+)-PyrHA/fullerene in 1% F127 and P123 show nanoparticles in the size range 10-60 nm, while TEM images of Y(3+)-PyrHA/fullerene in 1% PVP display large-scale aggregation. Singlet oxygen is generated by irradiation of the polymer solution of Y(3+)-PyrHA/fullerene in the presence of oxygen. The electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spin trapping and 9,10-dimethoxyanthracene-2-sulfonic acid sodium salt (MAS) photooxidation results suggest that in 1% P123 solution Y(3+)-PyrHA/fullerene exhibits a higher singlet oxygen quantum yield than Y(3+)-PyrHA and the corresponding fullerene.

  8. Synthesis, structure, and photoluminescent properties of metal-organic coordination polymers assembled with bithiophenedicarboxylic acid.

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    Zhao, Jiao; Wang, Xiu-Li; Shi, Xin; Yang, Qi-Hua; Li, Can

    2011-04-18

    Four novel metal-organic coordination polymers with the formulas Mn(3)(btdc)(3)(DMF)(4) (1), Co(btdc)(DMF)(3) (2), Zn(btdc)(DMF)(3) (3), and Zn(btdc)(4,4'-bpy)(0.5) (4), where H(2)btdc = 2,2'-bithiophene-5,5'-dicarboxylic acid, DMF = N,N'-dimethylformamide, and 4,4'-bpy = 4,4'-bipyridine, have been successfully synthesized. Crystal 1 with Mn(2+) as the cation features a three-dimensional (3D) infinite framework built from trimanganese clusters, and crystals 2 and 3 with Co(2+) and Zn(2+), respectively, as the cation both have one-dimensional zigzag polymeric coordination chains. Crystal 4 synthesized using a mixture of 4,4'-bpy and H(2)btdc exhibits a triply interpenetrating 3D framework built from a dizinc paddlewheel second building unit with a distorted primitive cubic single net. The results of UV/vis spectra indicate that metal binding does not disturb the detailed electronic structure of the ligand. We also demonstrate that Zn(2+) can greatly enhance the luminescence emission of the H(2)btdc ligand, and the emission intensity of crystal 4 is almost 20 times higher than that of the free H(2)btdc ligand. Steady-state and time-resolved spectroscopic measurement reveal that the more rigid environment of the btdc ligand can stabilize the highly excited long-lived states in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), which thus greatly changes the emission properties of MOFs.

  9. Assembling supramolecular networks by halogen bonding in coordination polymers driven by 5-bromonicotinic acid

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    Gu, Jin-Zhong; Wu, Jiang; Kirillov, Alexander M.; Lv, Dong-Yu; Tang, Yu; Wu, Jin-Cai

    2014-05-01

    A series of six coordination compounds {[Zn(5-Brnic)2]·1.5H2O}n (1), [Cd(5-Brnic)2]n (2), [Co(5-Brnic)2(H2O)2]n (3), [Zn(5-Brnic)2(H2biim)]n (4), {[Cd(5-Brnic)2(phen)]·H2O}n (5), and [Pb(5-Brnic)2(phen)] (6) have been generated by the hydrothermal method from the metal(II) nitrates, 5-bromonicotinic acid (5-BrnicH), and an optional ancillary 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) or 2,2‧-biimidazole (H2biim) ligand. All the products 1-6 have been characterized by IR spectroscopy, elemental, thermal, powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. Their 5-bromonicotinate-driven structures vary from the 3D metal-organic framework with the seh-3,5-P21/c topology (in 2) and the 2D interdigitated layers with the sql topology (in 1 and 3), to the 1D chains (in 4 and 5) and the 0D discrete monomers (in 6). The 5-bromonicotinate moiety acts as a versatile building block and its tethered bromine atom plays a key role in reinforcing and extending the structures into diverse 3D supramolecular networks via the various halogen bonding Br⋯O, Br⋯Br, and Br⋯π interactions, as well as the N-H⋯O and C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds. The obtained results demonstrate a useful guideline toward engineering the supramolecular architectures in the coordination network assembly under the influence of various halogen bonding interactions. The luminescent (for 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6) and magnetic (for 3) properties have also been studied and discussed in detail.

  10. pH-value-controlled assembly of photoluminescent zinc coordination polymers in the mixed-ligand system

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    Liu, Kang; Hu, Hanbin; Sun, Jing; Zhang, Yiheng; Han, Jishu; Wang, Lei

    2017-04-01

    Three novel coordination polymers, [Zn(sdi)2(NO3)(H2O)]·NO3 (1), [Zn(sdi)2(H2O)2]·2NO3 (2) and [Zn(sdi)0.5(H2C3O4)(H2O)] (3), (sdi = N,N‧-sulfuryldiimidazole) have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, single crystal X-ray diffraction, powder X-ray diffraction and thermogravimetric analyses. These compounds have abundant structural chemistry ranging from zero-dimensional (0D) (1), one-dimensional (1D) (2), to three-dimensional (3D) (3) networks. Compound 1 displays a 0D structure which formed by [Zn(sdi)2]2 dimers. Compound 2 possesses 1D chain with closed loops. Notably, compound 3 exhibits a 3D (3,4)-connected net with a (63)(65·8) topology. Interestingly, compounds 1-3 were obtained under similar reaction conditions and the structural diversity of these coordination polymers illustrate the remarkable effect of pH on the self-assembling process. Moreover, the fluorescent properties of these compounds have been investigated.

  11. Assembling supramolecular networks by halogen bonding in coordination polymers driven by 5-bromonicotinic acid

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    Gu, Jin-Zhong, E-mail: gujzh@lzu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Metal Chemistry and Resources Utilization of Gansu Province, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Wu, Jiang [State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Metal Chemistry and Resources Utilization of Gansu Province, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Kirillov, Alexander M. [Centro de Química Estrutural, Complexo I, Instituto Superior Técnico, The University of Lisbon, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon (Portugal); Lv, Dong-Yu; Tang, Yu; Wu, Jin-Cai [State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Metal Chemistry and Resources Utilization of Gansu Province, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

    2014-05-01

    A series of six coordination compounds ([Zn(5-Brnic){sub 2}]·1.5H{sub 2}O){sub n} (1), [Cd(5-Brnic){sub 2}]{sub n} (2), [Co(5-Brnic){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{sub n} (3), [Zn(5-Brnic){sub 2}(H{sub 2}biim)]{sub n} (4), ([Cd(5-Brnic){sub 2}(phen)]·H{sub 2}O){sub n} (5), and [Pb(5-Brnic){sub 2}(phen)] (6) have been generated by the hydrothermal method from the metal(II) nitrates, 5-bromonicotinic acid (5-BrnicH), and an optional ancillary 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) or 2,2′-biimidazole (H{sub 2}biim) ligand. All the products 1–6 have been characterized by IR spectroscopy, elemental, thermal, powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. Their 5-bromonicotinate-driven structures vary from the 3D metal-organic framework with the seh-3,5-P21/c topology (in 2) and the 2D interdigitated layers with the sql topology (in 1 and 3), to the 1D chains (in 4 and 5) and the 0D discrete monomers (in 6). The 5-bromonicotinate moiety acts as a versatile building block and its tethered bromine atom plays a key role in reinforcing and extending the structures into diverse 3D supramolecular networks via the various halogen bonding Br⋯O, Br⋯Br, and Br⋯π interactions, as well as the N–H⋯O and C–H⋯O hydrogen bonds. The obtained results demonstrate a useful guideline toward engineering the supramolecular architectures in the coordination network assembly under the influence of various halogen bonding interactions. The luminescent (for 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6) and magnetic (for 3) properties have also been studied and discussed in detail. - Graphical abstract: Six coordination compounds driven by 5-bromonicotinic acid have been generated and structurally characterized, revealing diverse metal-organic networks that are further reinforced and extended via various halogen bonding interactions. - Highlights: • 5-Bromonicotinic acid is a versatile ligand for Zn, Cd, Co and Pb derivatives. • Careful selection of co-ligands and metals resulted in different network

  12. Systematic design and research on a series of cadmium coordination polymers assembled due to tetracarboxylate ligands

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    Lü, Lei; Mu, Bao; Li, Chang-Xia; Huang, Ru-Dan, E-mail: huangrd@bit.edu.cn

    2016-02-15

    A series of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have been prepared by tetracarboxylate ligands and Cd(II) ions under the hydrothermal or solvothermal conditions with the formulas of {[Cd_2(L_1)(H_2O)_4]·H_2O}{sub n} (1), {[(CH_3)_2NH_2]_2[Cd(L_1)]}{sub n} (2), [Cd(L{sub 2}){sub 0.5}(H{sub 2}O)]{sub n} (3), {[(CH_3)_2NH_2]_2 [Cd(L_2)]·2DMF}{sub n} (4), [Cd(L{sub 3}){sub 0.5}(H{sub 2}O)]{sub n} (5), {[Cd(L_3)_0_._5(H_2O)]·CH_3OH}{sub n} (6), {[(CH_3)_2NH_2]_2[Cd_3(L_4)_2]}{sub n} (7) (H{sub 4}L{sub 1}=[1,1′:4′,1″-terphenyl]-2,2″,5,5″-tetracarboxylic acid; H{sub 4}L{sub 2}=[1,1′:4′,1″-terphenyl]-2′,4,4″,5′-tetracarboxylic acid; H{sub 4}L{sub 3}=[1,1′:3′,1″-terphenyl]-2′,3,3″,5′-tetracarboxylic acid; H{sub 4}L{sub 4}=[1,1′:4′,1″-terphenyl]-3,3″,5,5″-tetracarboxylic acid), which are characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, elemental analyses, IR, TGA and PXRD. Complex 1 exhibits a three-dimensional (3D) supramolecular framework based on two-dimensional (2D) coordination networks. Complexes 2 and 4 possess 3D framework based on the 1D right-handed helix channels. Complexes 3 and 7 are a 3D architecture containing two different channels. Isostructural complexes 5 and 6 display 3D framework. The different synthetic methods and coordination modes of the tetracarboxylates ligands have effect on formation of various MOFs. Moreover, the luminescent properties and N{sub 2} adsorption behaviors have been reported. - Graphical abstract: A series of cadmium(II) high-dimensional coordination polymers constructed from four different kinds of tetracarboxylate ligands have been successfully prepared under hydrothermal or solvothermal conditions. The effect of solvents, the coordination modes of the tetracarboxylates and positions of carboxylate groups on the architectures of complexes 1–7 have been investigated in detail. The luminescent properties of the part of complexes, N{sub 2} adsorption behaviors of complexes 2, 4–7 have

  13. Stepwise assembly of a semiconducting coordination polymer [Cd8S(SPh)14(DMF)(bpy)]n and its photodegradation of organic dyes.

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    Xu, Chao; Hedin, Niklas; Shi, Hua-Tian; Xin, ZhiFeng; Zhang, Qian-Feng

    2015-04-14

    Chalcogenolate clusters can be interlinked with organic linkers into semiconducting coordination polymers with photocatalytic properties. Here, discrete clusters of Cd8S(SPh)14(DMF)3 were interlinked with 4,4'-bipyridine into a one dimensional coordination polymer of [Cd8S(SPh)14(DMF)(bpy)]n with helical chains. A stepwise mechanism for the assembly of the coordination polymer in DMF was revealed by an ex situ dynamic light scattering study. The cluster was electrostatically neutral and showed a penta-supertetrahedral structure. During the assembly each cluster was interlinked with two 4,4'-bipyridine molecules, which replaced the two terminal DMF molecules of the clusters. In their solid-state forms, the cluster and the coordination polymer were semiconductors with wide band gaps of 3.08 and 2.80 ev. They photocatalytically degraded rhodamine B and methylene blue in aqueous solutions. The moderate conditions used for the synthesis could allow for further in situ studies of the reaction-assembly of related clusters and coordination polymers.

  14. Self-assembled Nanoscale Coordination Polymers Carrying siRNAs and Cisplatin for Effective Treatment of Resistant Ovarian Cancer

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    He, Chunbai; Liu, Demin; Lin, Wenbin

    2014-01-01

    Resistance to the chemotherapeutic agent cisplatin is a major limitation for the successful treatment of many cancers. Development of novel strategies to overcome intrinsic and acquired resistance to chemotherapy is of critical importance to effective treatment of ovarian cancer and other types of cancers. We have sought to re-sensitize resistant ovarian cancer cells to chemotherapy by co-delivering chemotherapeutics and pooled siRNAs targeting multi-drug resistance (MDR) genes using self-assembled nanoscale coordination polymers (NCPs). In this work, NCP-1 particles with trigger release properties were first constructed by linking cisplatin prodrug-based bisphosphonate bridging ligands with Zn2+ metal-connecting points and then coated with a cationic lipid layer, followed by the adsorption of pooled siRNAs targeting three MDR genes including survivin, Bcl-2, and P-glycoprotein via electrostatic interactions. The resulting NCP-1/siRNA particles promoted cellular uptake of cisplatin and siRNA and enabled efficient endosomal escape in cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer cells. By down-regulating the expression of MDR genes, NCP-1/siRNAs enhanced the chemotherapeutic efficacy as indicated by cell viability assay, DNA ladder, and flow cytometry. Local administration of NCP-1/siRNAs effectively reduced tumor sizes of cisplatin-resistant SKOV-3 subcutaneous xenografts. This work shows that the NCP-1/siRNA platform holds great promise in enhancing chemotherapeutic efficacy for the effective treatment of drug-resistant cancers. PMID:25315138

  15. Systematic design and research on a series of cadmium coordination polymers assembled due to tetracarboxylate ligands

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    Lü, Lei; Mu, Bao; Li, Chang-Xia; Huang, Ru-Dan

    2016-02-01

    A series of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have been prepared by tetracarboxylate ligands and Cd(II) ions under the hydrothermal or solvothermal conditions with the formulas of {[Cd2(L1)(H2O)4]·H2O}n (1), {[(CH3)2NH2]2[Cd(L1)]}n (2), [Cd(L2)0.5(H2O)]n (3), {[(CH3)2NH2]2 [Cd(L2)]·2DMF}n (4), [Cd(L3)0.5(H2O)]n (5), {[Cd(L3)0.5(H2O)]·CH3OH}n (6), {[(CH3)2NH2]2[Cd3(L4)2]}n (7) (H4L1=[1,1‧:4‧,1″-terphenyl]-2,2″,5,5″-tetracarboxylic acid; H4L2=[1,1‧:4‧,1″-terphenyl]-2‧,4,4″,5‧-tetracarboxylic acid; H4L3=[1,1‧:3‧,1″-terphenyl]-2‧,3,3″,5‧-tetracarboxylic acid; H4L4=[1,1‧:4‧,1″-terphenyl]-3,3″,5,5″-tetracarboxylic acid), which are characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, elemental analyses, IR, TGA and PXRD. Complex 1 exhibits a three-dimensional (3D) supramolecular framework based on two-dimensional (2D) coordination networks. Complexes 2 and 4 possess 3D framework based on the 1D right-handed helix channels. Complexes 3 and 7 are a 3D architecture containing two different channels. Isostructural complexes 5 and 6 display 3D framework. The different synthetic methods and coordination modes of the tetracarboxylates ligands have effect on formation of various MOFs. Moreover, the luminescent properties and N2 adsorption behaviors have been reported.

  16. Polymer Directed Protein Assemblies

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    Patrick van Rijn

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Protein aggregation and protein self-assembly is an important occurrence in natural systems, and is in some form or other dictated by biopolymers. Very obvious influences of biopolymers on protein assemblies are, e.g., virus particles. Viruses are a multi-protein assembly of which the morphology is dictated by poly-nucleotides namely RNA or DNA. This “biopolymer” directs the proteins and imposes limitations on the structure like the length or diameter of the particle. Not only do these bionanoparticles use polymer-directed self-assembly, also processes like amyloid formation are in a way a result of directed protein assembly by partial unfolded/misfolded biopolymers namely, polypeptides. The combination of proteins and synthetic polymers, inspired by the natural processes, are therefore regarded as a highly promising area of research. Directed protein assembly is versatile with respect to the possible interactions which brings together the protein and polymer, e.g., electrostatic, v.d. Waals forces or covalent conjugation, and possible combinations are numerous due to the large amounts of different polymers and proteins available. The protein-polymer interacting behavior and overall morphology is envisioned to aid in clarifying protein-protein interactions and are thought to entail some interesting new functions and properties which will ultimately lead to novel bio-hybrid materials.

  17. Influence of conformational flexibility on self-assembly and luminescence properties of lanthanide coordination polymers with flexible exo-bidentate biphenol derivatives.

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    Guo, Yanling; Dou, Wei; Zhou, Xiaoyan; Liu, Weisheng; Qin, Wenwu; Zang, Zhipeng; Zhang, Hongrui; Wang, Daqi

    2009-04-20

    To explore how nonplanar conformational distortions affect supramolecular self-assembly and properties of lanthanide complexes, we have designed and synthesized two new flexible exo-bidentate ligands derived from biphenol featuring two salicylamide pendant arms, 2,2'-bis{[(2'-benzylaminoformyl)phenoxyl]ethoxyl}-1,1'-biphenylene (L(I)) and 5,5'-dibromo-2,2'-bis{[(2'-benzylaminoformyl)phenoxyl]ethoxyl}-1,1'-biphenylene (L(II)). These two structurally related ligands can have different conformations and are used for constructing diverse lanthanide polymers with interesting luminescence properties. Among two series of lanthanide nitrate complexes which have been characterized by elemental analysis, X-ray powder diffraction, and IR spectroscopy, four new coordination polymers have been determined using X-ray diffraction analysis. The coordination polymer type {Ln(2)(NO(3))(6)(L(I))(3).3H(2)O}(infinity) (Ln = Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb or Dy) displays a two-dimensional honeycomb-like framework in the ab plane, which can be regarded as a (6,3) topological network with neodymium atoms acting as "three-connected" centers. In contrast, the coordination polymer types {[Nd(NO(3))(3)(L(II))(CH(3)OH)] x CH(3)OH}(infinity) and [Ln(NO(3))(3)(L(II))(C(2)H(5)OH)](infinity) (Ln = Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb or Dy) possess single-stranded helix chains which can be further connected through intermolecular hydrogen bonds to form two-dimensional supramolecular sheets. The photophysical properties of trivalent Sm, Eu, Tb, and Dy complexes at room temperature were investigated. The present work substantiates the claim that the supramolecular structure as well as the luminescence properties of the coordination polymer can be tuned by controlling the conformational distortion of a nonplanar flexible ligand in the supramolecular self-assembly.

  18. Synthetic considerations in the self-assembly of coordination polymers of pyridine-functionalised hybrid Mn-Anderson polyoxometalates

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    Yazigi, Francois-Joseph; Wilson, Claire; Long, De-Liang; Forgan, Ross S.

    2017-01-01

    The incorporation of polyoxometalates (POMs) as structural units into ordered porous constructs such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) is desirable for a range of applications where intrinsic properties inherited from both the MOF and POM are utilised, including catalysis and magnetic data storage. The controlled self-assembly of targeted MOF topologies containing POM units is hampered by the wide range of oxo and hydroxo units on the peripheries of POMs that can act as coordinating groups t...

  19. Assembly of three new POM-based Ag(I) coordination polymers with antibacterial and photocatalytic properties

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    Lu, Xin-Xin; Luo, Yu-Hui [Institute of Polyoxometalate Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, Jilin 130024, PR China (China); Lu, Chen [School of Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences,Changzhou University, Changzhou, Jiangsu 213164 (China); Chen, Xin, E-mail: xinchen@cczu.edu.cn [School of Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences,Changzhou University, Changzhou, Jiangsu 213164 (China); Zhang, Hong, E-mail: zhangh@nenu.edu.cn [Institute of Polyoxometalate Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, Jilin 130024, PR China (China)

    2015-12-15

    Three new silver coordination polymers, namely, {Ag_3(bpy)_6[PW_1_2O_4_0]} (1), {Ag_5(H_2biim)_2(Hbiim-NO_2)_2[PW_1_2O_4_0]} (2), {Ag_7(pytz)_4[PW_1_2O_4_0]} (3) (bpy=2,2′-bipyridine, H{sub 2}biim=2,2′-biimidazole, pytz=4-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)pyridine), have been synthesized under hydrothermal condition. Compound 1 shows a 3D supramolecular framework based on 0D moieties. Compound 2 exhibits an attractive 2D biologic screw axis. Compound 3 displays a 3D structure, which consists of Ag(I)···π interactions, π···π stacking and weak Ag···Ag interactions. It is noteworthy that nitration happens to compound 2 during the hydrothermal condition, which is quite rare. Through contrasting the antibacterial activities of gram negative and gram positive bacteria, we find compounds 1–3 have better antibacterial property in gram negative bacteria than gram positive bacteria. In addition, compounds 1–3 also exhibit efficiency of photocatalytic decomposition of organic dyes. Those compounds may be used as potential multifunctional materials in wastewater treatment, because they not only can kill bacteria but also degrade organic pollutants. - Highlights: • Three new silver coordination polymers have been synthesized under hydrothermal condition. • Due to different coordination modes of rigid N-donor ligands, structures of the title compounds vary from 0D to 3D frameworks. • It is noteworthy that nitration happens to compound 2 during the hydrothermal condition, which is quite rare. • In addition, these compounds exhibit efficiency of photocatalytic decomposition of dyes and antibacterial activities.

  20. Self-Assembly of 1D/2D Hybrid Nanostructures Consisting of a Cd(II Coordination Polymer and NiAl-Layered Double Hydroxides

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    Gonzalo Abellán

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The preparation and characterization of a novel hybrid material based on the combination of a 2D-layered double hydroxide (LDH nanosheets and a 1D-coordination polymer (1D-CP has been achieved through a simple mixture of suspensions of both building blocks via an exfoliation/restacking approach. The hybrid material has been thoroughly characterized demonstrating that the 1D-CP moieties are intercalated as well as adsorbed on the surface of the LDH, giving rise to a layered assembly with the coexistence of the functionalities of their initial constituents. This hybrid represents the first example of the assembly of 1D/2D nanomaterials combining LDH with CP and opens the door for a plethora of different functional hybrid systems.

  1. New types of the flexible self-assembled metal-organic coordination polymers constructed by aliphatic dicarboxylates and rigid bidentate nitrogen ligands.

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    Mao, Hongyan; Zhang, Changzheng; Li, Gang; Zhang, Hongyun; Hou, Hongwei; Li, Linke; Wu, Qingan; Zhu, Yu; Wang, Enbo

    2004-11-21

    The reaction of metal ions, flexible aliphatic dicarboxylates and rigid bidentate linear ligands under mild conditions in water afford four novel metal-organic coordination polymers, [Cd(mu-mal)(mu-pyz)(0.5)(H(2)O)](n) 1 (mal = malonate dianion, pyz = pyrazine), [Cd(2)(mu-suc)(2)(mu-pyz)(H(2)O)(2)](n) 2 (suc = succinate dianion), and ([M(mu-bipy)(H(2)O)4][suc].4H(2)O)(n)(M = Co, 3, M = Zn, 4, bipy = 4,4'-bipyridine). The molecular structures of 1-4 have been established by single-crystal X-ray crystallography. 1 is a 3D network being composed of layers of octahedrally coordinated Cd atoms bridged by malonate anions in syn-anti configurations within the layers and pyz molecules between layers. Unlike that in 1, each Cd atom in 2 displays uncommon pentagonal-bipyramidal geometry to form 2D infinite grid sheets with square grid dimensions of ca. 7.936 x 7.936 [Angstrom]. Both 3 and 4 exhibit 1D linear -M-bipy-M-bipy- chain polymers, and these chains were packed as ...ABCABC... layered structures. The bridging succinate ligands in 2 adopt the syn-anti mode with a torsion angle of 60.8(7) degrees, while the solvated succinate ligands in 3 and 4 adopt the anti-anti mode with a torsion angle of 180.0 degrees. To our knowledge, compound 2 represents the first example of flexible self-assembled succinate-pyrazine mixed bridging ligand coordination network. 3 and 4 are the first two cases of succinate-bipy polymers with non-coordinated succinate. The magnetic behavior for 3 was studied in the temperature range of 5-300 K. The result indicates the occurrence of a weak antiferromagnetic coupling between the cobalt(II) ions.

  2. Self-Assembly of Discrete Metallocycles versus Coordination Polymers Based on Cu(I and Ag(I Ions and Flexible Ligands: Structural Diversification and Luminescent Properties

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    Javier Vallejos

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Three new Ag(I and one Cu(I coordination compounds with two different positional isomers, propane-1,3-diyl bis(pyridine-4-carboxylate (L1 and propane-1,3-diyl bis(pyridine-3-carboxylate (L2, of a bis-(pyridyl-carboxylate ligand have been synthesized. X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that the self-assembly of L1 with AgCF3SO3 and AgClO4 salts leads to the formation of discrete binuclear metallocycles {Ag(L1CF3SO3}2 (1 and {Ag(L1ClO4}2 (2, respectively. However, self-assembly of the other ligand, L2, with AgCF3SO3 and CuCl salts, results in a 1-D zig-zag chain {Ag(L2CF3SO3}∞ (3 and a 1-D double-stranded helical chain {Cu2Cl2(L22}∞ (4 coordination polymers, respectively. Solid emission spectra recorded at room temperature show interesting luminescence properties for all four compounds in the range from 438 to 550 nm, especially for compound 4 that was found to change its emission color when the wavelength of the excitation radiation is switched from 332 to 436 nm.

  3. Fluorescent Cross-Linked Supramolecular Polymer Constructed by Orthogonal Self-Assembly of Metal-Ligand Coordination and Host-Guest Interaction.

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    Qian, Xiaomin; Gong, Weitao; Li, Xiaopeng; Fang, Le; Kuang, Xiaojun; Ning, Guiling

    2016-05-10

    A new host molecule consists of four terpyridine groups as the binding sites with zinc(II) ion and a copillar[5]arene incorporated in the center as a spacer to interact with guest molecule was designed and synthesized. Due to the 120 ° angle of the rigid aromatic segment, a cross-linked dimeric hexagonal supramolecular polymer was therefore generated as the result of the orthogonal self-assembly of metal-ligand coordination and host-guest interaction. UV/Vis spectroscopy, (1) H NMR spectroscopy, viscosity and dynamic light-scattering techniques were employed to characterize and understand the cross-linking process with the introduction of zinc(II) ion and guest molecule. More importantly, well-defined morphology of the self-assembled supramolecular structure can be tuned by altering the adding sequence of the two components, that is, the zinc(II) ion and the guest molecule. In addition, introduction of a competitive ligand suggested the dynamic nature of the supramolecular structure. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. A series of chiral coordination polymers containing helicals assembled from a new chiral (R)-2-(4'-(4''-carboxybenzyloxy)phenoxy)propanoic acid: syntheses, structures and photoluminescent properties.

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    He, Wei-Wei; Yang, Jin; Yang, Yan; Liu, Ying-Ying; Ma, Jian-Fang

    2012-08-28

    Ten new chiral coordination polymers, namely, [Ni(L)(H(2)O)(2)] (1), [Co(L)(H(2)O)(2)] (2), [Cd(L)(H(2)O)] (3), [Cd(L)(phen)] (4), [Mn(2)(L)(2) (phen)(2)]·H(2)O (5), [Cd(2)(L)(2)(biim-4)(2)] (6), [Zn(2)(L)(2)(biim-4)(2)] (7), [Cd(L)(pbib)] (8), [Cd(L)(bbtz)] (9) and [Cd(L)(biim-6)] (10), where phen = 1,10-phenathroline, biim-4 = 1,1'-(1,4-butanediyl)bis(imidazole), pbib = 1,4-bis(imidazole-1-ylmethyl)benzene, bbtz = 1,4-bis(1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmethyl)benzene, biim-6 = 1,1'-(1,6-hexanedidyl)bis(imidazole), and H(2)L = (R)-2-(4'-(4''-carboxybenzyloxy)phenoxy)propanoic acid, have been synthesized under hydrothermal conditions. Their structures have been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses and further characterized by infrared spectra (IR), powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), elemental analyses and thermogravimetric (TG) analyses. Compounds 1 and 2 exhibit similar 1D left-handed helical chains, which are further extended into 3D supramolecular structures through O-H···O hydrogen-bonding interactions, respectively. Compound 3 shows a 2D double-layer architecture containing helical chains. Compound 4 features two types of 2D undulated sheets with helical chains, which are stacked in an ABAB fashion along the c direction. Compound 5 possesses a 1D double chain ribbon structure containing unusual meso-helical chains, which is linked by π-π interactions into a 2D supramolecular layer. These layers are further extended by hydrogen-bonding interactions to form a 3D supramolecular assembly. Compounds 6 and 7 are isostructural and exhibit 2D (4(4))-sql networks with helical chains. Neighboring sheets are further linked by C-H···O hydrogen-bonding interactions to generate 3D supramolecular architectures. Compounds 8-10 are isostructural and display 3D 3-fold interpenetrating diamond frameworks with helical chains. The effects of coordination modes of L anions, metal ions and N-donor ligands on the structures of the coordination polymers have been

  5. Self-assembly of iron coordination polymer of bowl-shaped N-ligand and dodecamolybdosilicate anion

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    Tang, Qun; Chen, Ya-Guang

    2014-06-01

    [FeII2(ttmb)2(H2O)6][SiMo12O40]·4H2O (1) (ttmb = 1,3,5-tris(triazol-1-ylmethyl) benzene) was synthesized under hydrothermal conditions and characterized by IR spectroscopy, TG analysis and X-ray diffraction method. In 1 the bowl-like tridentate ligand, ttmb, bridges Fe2+ ions forming a coordination polymeric layer, [FeII2(ttmb)2(H2O)6]n4n+, with a large dimensional grid of 7.00 × 7.11 Å, in the presence of Keggin-type polyoxoanion as a template. The coordination polymeric layers and the polyoxoanions are fused into an inorganic-organic hybrid by hydrogen bonds. The photoluminescent spectrum of 1 in solid state at room temperature shows that the coordination of ttmb to Fe2+ ion results in a quench of the ttmb intramolecular fluorescence and a weak O-Mo LMCT fluorescent emission was observed at 520 nm.

  6. Solvent-regulated assemblies of four Zn(II) coordination polymers constructed by flexible tetracarboxylates and pyridyl ligands

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    Fang, Kang; He, Xiang; Shao, Min; Li, Ming-Xing

    2016-08-01

    Four unique complexes with diverse coordination architectures were synthesized upon complexation of 5,5-(1,4-phenylenebis (methylene))bis (oxy)- diisophthalic acid (H4L) with zinc ions by using different solvent. namely, {[Zn(H2L) (bpp)]·DEF}n (1), {[Zn2(L) (bpp)2]·4H2O}n (2), {[Zn2(L) (pdp)2]·3H2O·DEF}n (3), {[Zn2(L) (pdp)2].4H2O}n (4). Complexes 1,2 and 3,4 are obtained by varying solvents to control their structures. The size of solvent molecular plays an important role to control different structure of these compounds. Compound 1 is 2D waved framework with (4, 4) grid layer as sql topology. Compound 3 displays a (4,6)-connected 2-nodal net with a fsc topology. Compounds 2 and 4 are all three-dimensional network simplified as (4,4)-connected 2-nodal net with a bbf topology. The photochemical properties of compounds 1-4 were tested in the solid state at room temperature, owing to their strong luminescent emissions, complexes 1-4 are good candidates for photoactive materials.

  7. Hybrid materials based on novel 2D lanthanide coordination polymers covalently bonded to amine-modified SBA-15 and MCM-41: assembly, characterization, structural features, thermal and luminescence properties.

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    Wang, Jun; Dou, Wei; Kirillov, Alexander M; Liu, Weisheng; Xu, Cailing; Fang, Ran; Yang, Lizi

    2016-11-22

    Three novel 2D coordination polymers [Tb2(μ4-L)2(μ-HL)(μ-HCOO)(DEF)]n (Tb-L), [Eu(μ4-L)(L)(H2O)2]n (Eu-L), and [Nd(μ4-L)(L)(H2O)2]n (Nd-L) were assembled from the corresponding lanthanide(iii) nitrates and 5 methoxy-(4-benzaldehyde)-1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid (H2L) as a main multifunctional building block bearing carboxylate and aldehyde functional groups, using H2O/DEF {DEF = N,N-diethylformamide} as a reaction medium. The obtained coordination polymers were isolated as stable microcrystalline solids and fully characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR spectroscopy, TGA, BET, PXRD, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods. Their structures feature intricate 2D metal-organic networks, which were topologically classified as underlying layers with the 4,6L26 (for Tb-L) or sql (for Eu-L and Nd-L) topologies. Besides, a novel series of mesoporous hybrid materials wherein the Tb-L, Eu-L, or Nd-L coordination polymers are covalently grafted into the amine-functionalized SBA-15-NH2 or MCM-41-NH2 matrices (via the formation of Schiff-base groups) was also synthesized and fully characterized. These hybrid materials show high thermal and photoluminescence stability, as well as remarkable chemical resistance to boiling water, and acidic or alkaline medium. Luminescent properties of the parent coordination polymers and derived hybrid materials are investigated in detail, showing that the latter combine the luminescent characteristics (intense green or red emissions and excellent stability) of lanthanide coordination polymers and structural features of ordered mesoporous silica molecular sieves. Moreover, light emitting devices were assembled, by coating the hybrid materials onto the surface of UV-LED bulbs, and showed excellent light emitting properties.

  8. Porphyrin coordination polymer nanospheres and nanorods

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    Wang, Zhongchun; Shelnutt, John A.; Medforth, Craig J.

    2013-09-10

    A porphyrin coordination polymer nanostructure comprising a network of pyridyl porphyrin molecules and coordinating metal ions coordinatively bound through the pyridyl groups. In some embodiments, the porphyrins are metalloporphyrins. A variety of nanostructures are formed by the network polymer, including nanospheres, polygonal nanostructures, nanorods, and nanofibers, depending on a variety of factors including coordination metal ion, porphyrin type, metal of the metalloporphyrin, and degree of agitation during nanostructure formation. Reduction of coordinating metal ions may be used to form metal nanoparticles on the coordination polymer nanostructure.

  9. Porphyrin coordination polymer nanospheres and nanorods

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    Wang, Zhongchun; Shelnutt, John A.; Medforth, Craig J.

    2012-12-04

    A porphyrin coordination polymer nanostructure comprising a network of pyridyl porphyrin molecules and coordinating metal ions coordinatively bound through the pyridyl groups. In some embodiments, the porphyrins are metalloporphyrins. A variety of nanostructures are formed by the network polymer, including nanospheres, polygonal nanostructures, nanorods, and nanofibers, depending on a variety of factors including coordination metal ion, porphyrin type, metal of the metalloporphyrin, and degree of agitation during nanostructure formation. Reduction of coordinating metal ions may be used to form metal nanoparticles on the coordination polymer nanostructure.

  10. Assembly of 4-, 6- and 8-connected Cd(II) pseudo-polymorphic coordination polymers: Synthesis, solvent-dependent structural variation and properties

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    Li, Zhao-Hao [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and Henan Key Laboratory of Function-Oriented Porous Materials, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang 471934 (China); Xue, Li-Ping, E-mail: lpxue@163.com [College of Food and Drug, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang 471934 (China); Miao, Shao-Bin [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and Henan Key Laboratory of Function-Oriented Porous Materials, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang 471934 (China); Zhao, Bang-Tun, E-mail: zbt@lynu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and Henan Key Laboratory of Function-Oriented Porous Materials, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang 471934 (China)

    2016-08-15

    The reaction of Cd(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}·4H{sub 2}O, 2,5-thiophenedicarboxylic acid (H{sub 2}tdc) and 1,2-bis(imidazol-1′-yl)methane (bimm) by modulating solvent systems yielded three highly connected pseudo-polymorphic coordination polymers based on different dinuclear [Cd{sub 2}(CO{sub 2}){sub 2}] subunits bridged by carboxylate groups. Single crystal structural analyses reveal structural variation from 4-connected 2D sql layer, 6-connected 2-fold interpenetrated 3D pcu to 8-connected 3D bcu-type network in compounds 1–3. The structural dissimilarity in the structures dependent on the coordination environments of Cd(II) ions and linking modes of mixed ligand influenced by different solvent systems during the synthesis process. Moreover, thermogravimetric and photoluminescence behaviors of 1–3 were also investigated for the first time, and all the complexes emit blue luminescence in the solid state. - Graphical abstract: Key Topic. Different solvent systems modulated three Cd(II) pseudo-polymorphic coordination polymers based on thiophene-2,5-dicarboxylate and 1,2-bis(imidazol-1′-yl)methane mixed ligands. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Three solvent-dependent Cd(II) pseudo-polymorphic coordination polymers have been synthesized. • Structural variation from 4-connected 2D layer, 6-connected 2-fold interpenetrated 3D net to 8-connected 3D net. • All complexes emit blue luminescence.

  11. Nitrate-Bridged One-Dimension Coordination Polymer Self-Assembled from a N4O2-Tetraiminodiphenolate Dicopper(II Macrocyclic Complex

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    Julio Cesar da Rocha

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Herein we report on the synthesis and single crystal X-ray structure characterization of [{Cu2(tidf(μ-NO3}∞]ClO4 (tidf = a Robson type macrocyclic ligand obtained upon condensation of 2,6-diformyl-4-methylphenol and 1,3-diaminopropane. The coordination geometry around the copper(II is square-pyramidal and has [Cu2(tidf]2+ units connected to each other through nitrate bridges extending as a one-dimension coordination polymer. The compound exhibits an extensive supramolecular structure supported by nonclassic hydrogen bonding between C-H⋯Operchlorate and C-H⋯Onitrate.

  12. Metal ions directed assembly of two coordination polymers based on an organic phosphonate anion and a multidentate N-donor ligand

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    Kan, Wei-Qiu; Xu, Ji-Ming; Wen, Shi-Zheng; Yang, Lin

    2017-01-01

    Two new coordination polymers [Cd(4,4‧-tmbpt)(HL)(H2O)] (1) and [Cu(4,4‧-tmbpt)(HL)]·H2O (2) (H3L = 2‧-carboxybiphenyl-4-ylmethylphosphonic and 4,4‧-tmbpt = 1-((1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)methyl)-3,5-bis(4-pyridyl)-1,2,4-triazole) have been synthesized hydrothermally. The two compounds have the same metal to ligand ratio, but different metal ions. As a result, the two compounds display different 2D layer structures, which is mainly caused by the different coordination numbers of the different metal ions. The effects of the metal ions on the structures, the optical band gaps and photoluminescent and photocatalytic properties of the compounds have been studied.

  13. coordination polymer with a coordinated nitro group of 2-nitrobenzoate

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    For correspondence. A one-dimensional barium(II) coordination polymer with a coordinated nitro group of 2-nitrobenzoate*. BIKSHANDARKOIL R SRINIVASAN. 1,#. , SANTOSH Y SHETGAONKAR. 1 and. PALLEPOGU RAGHAVAIAH. 1,2. 1. Department of Chemistry, Goa University, Goa 403 206. 2. School of Chemistry ...

  14. Three d10 coordination polymers assembled from 3,5-bis(imidazole-1-yl)pyridine and different polycarboxylates: Syntheses, structures and luminescence properties

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    Pan, Jie; Zhang, Di; Xue, Zhen-Zhen; Wei, Li; Han, Song-De; Wang, Guo-Ming

    2017-11-01

    Three novel Zn(II)/Cd(II) coordination polymers, [Cd2(bip)2(m-bdc)2(H2O)2·3H2O]n (1), [Zn2(bip)2(p-bdc)2·2.5H2O]n (2) and [Zn(bip) (p-bdc)·3H2O]n (3), where bip = 3,5-bis(imidazole-1-yl)pyridine, m-H2bdc = 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, p-H2bdc = 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, have been successfully synthesized under solvothermal conditions. The linkage of different ligands with Cd(II) ions in compound 1 affords a (3,5)-connected layer. Furthermore, 2D→3D parallel polycatenation occurs wherein the layers are polycatenated with the adjacent two parallel layers to form a 3D framework. In 2 and 3, the polycarboxylates act as pillars to combine the metal-bip chains, yielding the layered structures. These 2D networks are extended to the final 3D supramolecular architectures by π-π stacking interactions. The results show that bip can act as a versatile building block for the construction of various coordination polymers. Moreover, the fluorescent properties of 1-3 in the solid state at room temperature have been investigated.

  15. Rational assembly of Pb(II)/Cd(II)/Mn(II) coordination polymers based on flexible V-shaped dicarboxylate ligand: Syntheses, helical structures and properties

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    Yang, Gao-Shan [School of Environment and Chemical Engineering, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang 330063 (China); Liu, Chong-Bo, E-mail: cbliu@nchu.edu.cn [School of Environment and Chemical Engineering, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang 330063 (China); School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 (United States); Liu, Hong [School of Environment and Chemical Engineering, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang 330063 (China); Robbins, Julianne; Zhang, Z. John [School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 (United States); Yin, Hong-Shan [School of Environment and Chemical Engineering, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang 330063 (China); Wen, Hui-Liang [State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, Nanchang University, Nanchang 330047 (China); Wang, Yu-Hua [School of Environment and Chemical Engineering, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang 330063 (China)

    2015-05-15

    Six new coordination polymers, namely, [Pb(L)(H{sub 2}O)] (1), [Pb(L)(phen)] (2), [Pb{sub 2}(L){sub 2}(4,4′-bipy){sub 0.5}] (3), [Cd(L)(phen)] (4), [Cd(L)(4,4′-bipy)]·H{sub 2}O (5) and [Mn(L)(4,4′-bipy)]·H{sub 2}O (6) have been synthesized by the hydrothermal reaction of 2,2′-[hexafluoroisopropylidenebis(p-phenyleneoxy)]diacetic acid (H{sub 2}L) with Pb(II)/Cd(II)/Mn(II) in the presence of ancillary ligands 4,4′-bipyridine (4,4′-bipy) or 1,10-phenanthroline (phen). Complexes 1 and 4–6 exhibit 2-D structures, and complexes 2–3 display 3-D frameworks, of which L{sup 2−} ligands join metal ions to single-stranded helical chains of 1, 3–6 and double-stranded helical chains of 2. Complexes 2 and 3 also contain double-stranded Metal–O helices. Topology analysis reveals that complexes 1 and 4 both represent 4-connected sql net, 2 represents 6-connected pcu net, 3 exhibits a novel (3,12)-connected net, while 5 and 6 display (3,5)-connected gek1 net. The six complexes exhibit two kinds of inorganic–organic connectivities: I{sup 0}O{sup 2} for 1, 4–6, and I{sup 1}O{sup 2} for 2–3. The photoluminescent properties of 4–5 and the magnetic properties of 6 have been investigated. - Graphical abstract: Six new Pb(II)/Cd(II)/Mn(II) coordination polymers with helical structures based on flexible V-shaped dicarboxylate ligand have been synthesized and structurally characterized. Photoluminescent and magnetic properties have been investigated. - Highlights: • Six novel M(II) coordination polymers with 2,2′-[hexafluoroisopropylidenebis(p-phenyleneoxy)]diacetic acid and N-donor ligands. • Complexes 1–6 show diverse intriguing helical characters. • The luminescent properties of complexes 1–5 were investigated. • Complex 6 shows antiferromagnetic coupling.

  16. Four thiophene-pyridyl-amide-based Zn{sup II}/Cd{sup II} coordination polymers: Assembly, structures, photocatalytic properties and fluorescent recognition for Fe{sup 3+}

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    Wang, Xiu-Li; Wu, Xiao-Mei; Liu, Guo-Cheng; Li, Qiao-Min; Lin, Hong-Yan; Wang, Xiang

    2017-05-15

    By tuning metal ions and combining with different dicarboxylates, four new semi-rigid thiophene-bis-pyridyl-bis-amide-based coordination polymers, namely, [Zn(3-bptpa)(1,3-BDC)]·DMA·2H{sub 2}O (1), [Zn(3-bptpa)(5-MIP)] (2), [Cd(3-bptpa)(1,3-BDC)]·2H{sub 2}O (3) and [Cd(3-bptpa)(5-MIP)]·4H{sub 2}O (4) (3-bptpa=N,N′-bis(pyridine-3-yl)thiophene-2,5-dicarboxamide, 1,3-H{sub 2}BDC=1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 5-H{sub 2}MIP=5-methylisophthalic acid, DMA=N,N-dimethylacetamide), were solvothermally/hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses, IR spectra, UV–vis diffuse-reflectance spectra (DRS), powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and thermal gravimetric analyses (TG). The structural analysis reveals that Zn-complexes 1 and 2 are similar 2D networks. While Cd-complexes 3 and 4 exhibit similar 2-fold interpenetrating 3D α-Po frameworks with the (4{sup 12}·6{sup 3}) topology. The photocatalytic properties for the degradation of methylene blue (MB) under ultraviolet light irradiation of the title complexes have been investigated in detail. Furthermore, the luminescent sensing behaviors for metal cations of 1–4 have been studied, the results indicate that 3 is an excellent fluorescent probe, with high sensitivity, selectivity, and simple regeneration, for environmentally relevant Fe{sup 3+} ions. - Graphical abstract: Four Zn{sup II}/Cd{sup II} coordination polymers with a thiophene-pyridyl-amide ligand have been prepared. The photocatalytic activities and fluorescent sensing properties for metal ions of the title complexes have been investigated. - Highlights: • Four coordination polymers with thiophene-pyridyl-amide ligands have been obtained. • The central metal ions play an important role in the formation of the frameworks. • The photoluminescent sensing and the photocatalytic properties have been investigated.

  17. Three luminescent d{sup 10} metal coordination polymers assembled from a semirigid V-shaped ligand with high selective detecting of Cu{sup 2+} ion and nitrobenzene

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    Wu, Wei-Ping [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of the Ministry of Education, Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Physico-Inorg. Chem., College of Chemistry & Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi’an 710069 (China); Institute of Functional Materials, College of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Engineering, Sichuan University of Science & Engineering, Zigong 643000 (China); Liu, Ping; Liang, Yu-Tong; Cui, Lin; Xi, Zheng-Ping [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of the Ministry of Education, Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Physico-Inorg. Chem., College of Chemistry & Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi’an 710069 (China); Wang, Yao-Yu, E-mail: wyaoyu@nwu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of the Ministry of Education, Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Physico-Inorg. Chem., College of Chemistry & Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi’an 710069 (China)

    2015-08-15

    Three 2D luminescent coordination polymers with helical frameworks, [ZnL{sub 2}]{sub n} (1) and ([ML{sub 2}]·(H{sub 2}O)){sub n} (M=Zn (2), Cd (3)) (HL=4-((2-methyl-1 H-imidazol-1-yl)methyl)benzoic acid), have been assembled under hydro(solvo)thermal conditions. Complex 1 is in chiral space group and displays a rare 2D→2D 2-fold parallel interpenetrated layer network with two types of chiral double helixes. Interestingly, the single crystal structure analyses indicate the coexistence of enantiomers la and 1b in one pot, while the bulk crystallization of 1 are racemic mixtures based on the CD measurement. 2 and 3 are isostructural, in the structure, there are two kinds of 2D chiral helical-layers which stack in an -ABAB- sequence leading to the overall structure are mesomer and achiral. All compounds display intense luminescence in solid state at room temperature with high chemical and thermal stability. More importantly, 1 has been successfully applied in the detection of Cu{sup 2+} ions in aqueous media and nitrobenzene and the probable detecting mechanism was also discussed. - Graphical abstract: Three luminescent d{sup 10} metal coordination polymers with helical-layer based on 4-((2-methyl-1H-imidazol-1-yl)methyl)benzoic acid have been obtained. Compound 1 shows high selective detecting for Cu{sup 2+} ion in aqueous and nitrobenzene. - Highlights: • Three coordination polymers with chiral helical-layer have been obtained. • 1 Can luminescent detect Cu{sup 2+} ion in aqueous media and nitrobenzene. • Racemic mixture or mesomer compounds can be obtained by controlling the reaction conditions.

  18. Four thiophene-pyridyl-amide-based ZnII/CdII coordination polymers: Assembly, structures, photocatalytic properties and fluorescent recognition for Fe3+

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    Wang, Xiu-Li; Wu, Xiao-Mei; Liu, Guo-Cheng; Li, Qiao-Min; Lin, Hong-Yan; Wang, Xiang

    2017-05-01

    By tuning metal ions and combining with different dicarboxylates, four new semi-rigid thiophene-bis-pyridyl-bis-amide-based coordination polymers, namely, [Zn(3-bptpa)(1,3-BDC)]·DMA·2H2O (1), [Zn(3-bptpa)(5-MIP)] (2), [Cd(3-bptpa)(1,3-BDC)]·2H2O (3) and [Cd(3-bptpa)(5-MIP)]·4H2O (4) (3-bptpa=N,N‧-bis(pyridine-3-yl)thiophene-2,5-dicarboxamide, 1,3-H2BDC=1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 5-H2MIP=5-methylisophthalic acid, DMA=N,N-dimethylacetamide), were solvothermally/hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses, IR spectra, UV-vis diffuse-reflectance spectra (DRS), powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and thermal gravimetric analyses (TG). The structural analysis reveals that Zn-complexes 1 and 2 are similar 2D networks. While Cd-complexes 3 and 4 exhibit similar 2-fold interpenetrating 3D α-Po frameworks with the (412·63) topology. The photocatalytic properties for the degradation of methylene blue (MB) under ultraviolet light irradiation of the title complexes have been investigated in detail. Furthermore, the luminescent sensing behaviors for metal cations of 1-4 have been studied, the results indicate that 3 is an excellent fluorescent probe, with high sensitivity, selectivity, and simple regeneration, for environmentally relevant Fe3+ ions.

  19. Two novel 3d-4f heterometallic coordination polymers with infinite [Ln4(OH)4]n(8n+) chains involving in situ decarboxylation.

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    Wu, Wen-Ya; Zhang, Rui-Feng; Zhang, Xue-Jing; Cheng, Peng

    2015-04-28

    Two unique heterometallic {Ln4Co} coordination polymers with infinite Ln4(OH)4]n(8n+) chains have been successfully assembled, which represent the first example of heterometallic Ln-Co coordination polymers containing infinite lanthanide hydroxide chains.

  20. Rational assembly of Pb(II)/Cd(II)/Mn(II) coordination polymers based on flexible V-shaped dicarboxylate ligand: Syntheses, helical structures and properties

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    Yang, Gao-Shan; Liu, Chong-Bo; Liu, Hong; Robbins, Julianne; Zhang, Z. John; Yin, Hong-Shan; Wen, Hui-Liang; Wang, Yu-Hua

    2015-05-01

    Six new coordination polymers, namely, [Pb(L)(H2O)] (1), [Pb(L)(phen)] (2), [Pb2(L)2(4,4‧-bipy)0.5] (3), [Cd(L)(phen)] (4), [Cd(L)(4,4‧-bipy)]·H2O (5) and [Mn(L)(4,4‧-bipy)]·H2O (6) have been synthesized by the hydrothermal reaction of 2,2‧-[hexafluoroisopropylidenebis(p-phenyleneoxy)]diacetic acid (H2L) with Pb(II)/Cd(II)/Mn(II) in the presence of ancillary ligands 4,4‧-bipyridine (4,4‧-bipy) or 1,10-phenanthroline (phen). Complexes 1 and 4-6 exhibit 2-D structures, and complexes 2-3 display 3-D frameworks, of which L2- ligands join metal ions to single-stranded helical chains of 1, 3-6 and double-stranded helical chains of 2. Complexes 2 and 3 also contain double-stranded Metal-O helices. Topology analysis reveals that complexes 1 and 4 both represent 4-connected sql net, 2 represents 6-connected pcu net, 3 exhibits a novel (3,12)-connected net, while 5 and 6 display (3,5)-connected gek1 net. The six complexes exhibit two kinds of inorganic-organic connectivities: I0O2 for 1, 4-6, and I1O2 for 2-3. The photoluminescent properties of 4-5 and the magnetic properties of 6 have been investigated.

  1. Metallogels from Coordination Complexes, Organometallic, and Coordination Polymers.

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    Dastidar, Parthasarathi; Ganguly, Sumi; Sarkar, Koushik

    2016-09-20

    A supramolecular gel results from the immobilization of solvent molecules on a 3D network of gelator molecules stabilized by various supramolecular interactions that include hydrogen bonding, π-π stacking, van der Waals interactions, and halogen bonding. In a metallogel, a metal is a part of the gel network as a coordinated metal ion (in a discrete coordination complex), as a cross-linking metal node with a multitopic ligand (in coordination polymer), and as metal nanoparticles adhered to the gel network. Although the field is relatively new, research into metallogels has experienced a considerable upsurge owing to its fundamental importance in supramolecular chemistry and various potential applications. This focus review aims to provide an insight into the development of designing metallogelators. Because of the limited scope, discussions are confined to examples pertaining to metallogelators derived from discrete coordination complexes, organometallic gelators, and coordination polymers. This review is expected to enlighten readers on the current development of designing metallogelators of the abovementioned class of molecules. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  2. TWO NEW 1D COORDINATION POLYMERS: SYNTHESES ...

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    for Nationalities, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanning, Guangxi 530006,. China ... The O–H···O and C–H···Cl hydrogen-bonding interactions play a significant role in promoting the diversity ... syntheses, structural characterization, and spectral analyses of two new coordination polymers based on three ...

  3. Supramolecular coordination polymers: viscosimetry and voltammetry

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    Gucht, van der J.; Besseling, N.A.M.; Leeuwen, van H.P.

    2004-01-01

    The formation of water-soluble coordination polymers was studied for a bifunctional monomer consisting of two terpyridin groups bridged by a poly(ethylene oxide) spacer. The complex formation between the terpyridin ligands groups and Cd2+ ions was demonstrated using UV/vis spectroscopy and

  4. Cationic zinc (II) dimers and one dimensional coordination polymer ...

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    A zinc coordination polymer was synthesised by treating in situ generation of 2 in the presence of 4,4′-bipyridine. These new molecules, dimers and polymer, were characterized by FT-IR, NMR, UV-vis, fluorescent and single crystal X-ray diffraction techniques. Zinc polymer is the first example of 1D coordination polymer ...

  5. Microsphere Assemblies via Phosphonate Monoester Coordination Chemistry.

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    Bladek, Kamila J; Reid, Margaret E; Nishihara, Hirotomo; Akhtar, Farid; Gelfand, Benjamin S; Shimizu, George K H

    2018-02-01

    By complexing a bent phosphonate monoester ligand with cobalt(II), coupled with in situ ester hydrolysis, coordination microspheres (CALS=CALgary Sphere) are formed whereas the use of the phosphonic acid directly resulted in a sheet-like structure. Manipulation of the synthetic conditions gave spheres with different sizes, mechanical stabilities, and porosities. Time-dependent studies determined that the sphere formation likely occurred through the formation of a Co 2+ and ligand chain that propagates in three dimensions through different sets of interactions. The relative rates of these assembly processes versus annealing by ester hydrolysis and metal dehydration determine the growth of the microspheres. Hardness testing by nanoindentation is carried out on the spheres and sheets. Notably, no templates or capping agents are employed, the growth of the spheres is intrinsic to the ligand geometry and the coordination chemistry of cobalt(II) and the phosphonate monoester. © 2018 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  6. Nanometrization of Lanthanide-Based Coordination Polymers.

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    Neaime, Chrystelle; Daiguebonne, Carole; Calvez, Guillaume; Freslon, Stéphane; Bernot, Kevin; Grasset, Fabien; Cordier, Stéphane; Guillou, Olivier

    2015-11-23

    Heteronuclear lanthanide-based coordination polymers are microcrystalline powders, the luminescence properties of which can be precisely tuned by judicious choice of the rare-earth ions. In this study, we demonstrate that such materials can also be obtained as stable solutions of nanoparticles in non-toxic polyols. Bulk powders of the formula [Ln2-2x Ln'2x (bdc)3 ⋅4 H2 O]∞ (where H2 bdc denotes 1,4-benzene-dicarboxylic acid, 0≤x≤1, and Ln and Ln' denote lanthanide ions of the series La to Tm plus Y) afford nanoparticles that have been characterized by dynamic light-scattering (DLS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) measurements. Their luminescence properties are similar to those of the bulk materials. Stabilities versus time and versus dilution with another solvent have been studied. This study has revealed that it is possible to tune the size of the nanoparticles. This process offers a reliable means of synthesizing suspensions of nanoparticles with tunable luminescence properties and tunable size distributions in a green solvent (glycerol). The process is also extendable to other coordination polymers and other solvents (ethylene glycol, for example). It constitutes a new route for the facile solubilization of lanthanide-based coordination polymers. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  7. Supramolecular coordination polymers in water: rings, chains and networks

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    Vermonden, T.

    2005-01-01

    Supramolecular polymers are polymers in which the monomers are held together by non-covalent interactions. In solution these polymers can break and recombine reversibly yielding polymers with an average degree of polymerization. This thesis is devoted to water-soluble coordination polymers, in which

  8. Synthesis and supramolecular assembly of biomimetic polymers

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    Marciel, Amanda Brittany

    A grand challenge in materials chemistry is the synthesis of macromolecules and polymers with precise shapes and architectures. Polymer microstructure and architecture strongly affect the resulting functionality of advanced materials, yet understanding the static and dynamic properties of these complex macromolecules in bulk has been difficult due to their inherit polydispersity. Single molecule studies have provided a wealth of information on linear flexible and semi-flexible polymers in dilute solutions. However, few investigations have focused on industrially relevant complex topologies (e.g., star, comb, hyperbranched polymers) in industrially relevant solution conditions (e.g., semi-dilute, concentrated). Therefore, from this perspective there is a strong need to synthesize precision complex architectures for bulk studies as well as complex architectures compatible with current single molecule techniques to study static and dynamic polymer properties. In this way, we developed a hybrid synthetic strategy to produce branched polymer architectures based on chemically modified DNA. Overall, this approach enables control of backbone length and flexibility, as well as branch grafting density and chemical identity. We utilized a two-step scheme based on enzymatic incorporation of non-natural nucleotides containing bioorthogonal dibenzocyclooctyne (DBCO) functional groups along the main polymer backbone, followed by copper-free "click" chemistry to graft synthetic polymer branches or oligonucleotide branches to the DNA backbone, thereby allowing for the synthesis of a variety of polymer architectures, including three-arm stars, H-polymers, graft block copolymers, and comb polymers for materials assembly and single molecule studies. Bulk materials properties are also affected by industrial processing conditions that alter polymer morphology. Therefore, in an alternative strategy we developed a microfluidic-based approach to assemble highly aligned synthetic

  9. Self-Assembling Brush Polymers Bearing Multisaccharides.

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    Lee, Jongchan; Kim, Jin Chul; Lee, Hoyeol; Song, Sungjin; Kim, Heesoo; Ree, Moonhor

    2017-06-01

    Three different series of brush polymers bearing glucosyl, maltosyl, or maltotriosyl moiety at the bristle end are successfully prepared by using cationic ring-opening polymerization and two sequential postmodification reactions. All brush polymers, except for the polymer containing 100 mol% maltotriosyl moiety, demonstrate the formation of multibilayer structure in films, always providing saccharide-enriched surface. These self-assembling features are remarkable, regarding the bulkiness of saccharide moieties and the kink in the bristle due to the triazole linker. The saccharide-enriched film surfaces reveal exceptionally high specific binding affinity to concanavalin A but suppress nonspecific binding of plasma proteins severely. Overall, the brush polymers bearing saccharide moieties of various kinds in this study are highly suitable materials for biomedical applications including biosensors. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  10. Assembling one-dimensional coordination polymers into ...

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    alkanediamides (reverse amides) with copper(II) and zinc(II) in the presence of various anions resulted in onedimensional polymeric crystalline complexes with or without guest inclusion. The crystal structure analyses of these complexes reveal ...

  11. New twists and turns for actinide chemistry. Organometallic infinite coordination polymers of thorium diazide

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    Monreal, Marisa J.; Seaman, Lani A.; Goff, George S.; Michalczyk, Ryszard; Morris, David E.; Scott, Brian L.; Kiplinger, Jaqueline L. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2016-03-07

    Two organometallic 1D infinite coordination polymers and two organometallic monometallic complexes of thorium diazide have been synthesized and characterized. Steric control of these self-assembled arrays, which are dense in thorium and nitrogen, has also been demonstrated: infinite chains can be circumvented by using steric bulk either at the metallocene or with a donor ligand in the wedge.

  12. Cationic Antimicrobial Polymers and Their Assemblies

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    Ana Maria Carmona-Ribeiro

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Cationic compounds are promising candidates for development of antimicrobial agents. Positive charges attached to surfaces, particles, polymers, peptides or bilayers have been used as antimicrobial agents by themselves or in sophisticated formulations. The main positively charged moieties in these natural or synthetic structures are quaternary ammonium groups, resulting in quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs. The advantage of amphiphilic cationic polymers when compared to small amphiphilic molecules is their enhanced microbicidal activity. Besides, many of these polymeric structures also show low toxicity to human cells; a major requirement for biomedical applications. Determination of the specific elements in polymers, which affect their antimicrobial activity, has been previously difficult due to broad molecular weight distributions and random sequences characteristic of radical polymerization. With the advances in polymerization control, selection of well defined polymers and structures are allowing greater insight into their structure-antimicrobial activity relationship. On the other hand, antimicrobial polymers grafted or self-assembled to inert or non inert vehicles can yield hybrid antimicrobial nanostructures or films, which can act as antimicrobials by themselves or deliver bioactive molecules for a variety of applications, such as wound dressing, photodynamic antimicrobial therapy, food packing and preservation and antifouling applications.

  13. Cationic Antimicrobial Polymers and Their Assemblies

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    Carmona-Ribeiro, Ana Maria; de Melo Carrasco, Letícia Dias

    2013-01-01

    Cationic compounds are promising candidates for development of antimicrobial agents. Positive charges attached to surfaces, particles, polymers, peptides or bilayers have been used as antimicrobial agents by themselves or in sophisticated formulations. The main positively charged moieties in these natural or synthetic structures are quaternary ammonium groups, resulting in quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs). The advantage of amphiphilic cationic polymers when compared to small amphiphilic molecules is their enhanced microbicidal activity. Besides, many of these polymeric structures also show low toxicity to human cells; a major requirement for biomedical applications. Determination of the specific elements in polymers, which affect their antimicrobial activity, has been previously difficult due to broad molecular weight distributions and random sequences characteristic of radical polymerization. With the advances in polymerization control, selection of well defined polymers and structures are allowing greater insight into their structure-antimicrobial activity relationship. On the other hand, antimicrobial polymers grafted or self-assembled to inert or non inert vehicles can yield hybrid antimicrobial nanostructures or films, which can act as antimicrobials by themselves or deliver bioactive molecules for a variety of applications, such as wound dressing, photodynamic antimicrobial therapy, food packing and preservation and antifouling applications. PMID:23665898

  14. Coordination polymers from the self-assembly of silver(I) salts and two nonlinear aliphatic dinitrile ligands, cis-1,3-cyclopentanedicarbonitrile and cis-1,3-bis(cyanomethyl)cyclopentane: synthesis, structures, and photoluminescent properties.

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    Genuis, Emerson D; Kelly, Joel A; Patel, Malay; McDonald, Robert; Ferguson, Michael J; Greidanus-Strom, Grace

    2008-07-21

    Six coordination polymers with aliphatic dinitrile ligands, {[Ag(cpdcn)2]ClO4}n (6a), {[Ag(cpdcn)2]PF6}n (6b), {[Ag(cpdcn)2]SbF6}n (6c, cpdcn = cis-1,3-cyclopentanedicarbonitrile), {[Ag(bcmcp)2] ClO4}n (7a), {[Ag(bcmcp)2]PF6}n (7b), {[Ag(bcmcp)2]SbF6}n, (7c, bcmcp = cis-1,3-bis(cyanomethyl)cyclopentane) have been synthesized and structurally characterized by IR spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and X-ray crystallography. Both ligands used in this study are meso-compounds; while the ligand cpdcn is structurally rigid, the ligand bcmcp has greater conformational flexibility. X-ray crystallography has revealed that structures 6a-c consist of chiral 1D-polymers. The structure of complexes 7a and 7b are best described as a 2D chiral (4,4) square mesh with 3-fold parallel interpenetration. Surprisingly, complex 7c was characterized to be an achiral 1D coordination polymer. The synthesis of the ligands, IR spectra of the free and coordinated CN groups, DSC and TGA, and the photoluminescent properties of complexes 6a-c and 7a-c are also discussed.

  15. synthesis and optical properties of self-assembled coordination ...

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    The coordination chemistry of the phenylmalonic acid and 4-1H- amino- 1,2,4- triazole with Zn(II) ions has been investigated. The coordination polymer was synthesized by slow evaporation method and characterized by FT-infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet-visible measurements, scanning electron microscopy, Electron ...

  16. Coordination polymers of uranium(IV) terephthalates.

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    Falaise, Clément; Assen, Ayalew; Mihalcea, Ionut; Volkringer, Christophe; Mesbah, Adel; Dacheux, Nicolas; Loiseau, Thierry

    2015-02-14

    A series of tetravalent uranium terephthalates has been solvothermally synthesized in the solvent N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) at temperature 100-150 °C with different water amounts. Composition diagrams have been determined for the U(4+) metallic cation in the presence of terephthalic acid, and their crystal structures revealed the occurrence of two- or three-dimensional coordination polymers. In the absence of water, a mixture of two polytypes T-U(2)Cl(2)(bdc)(3)(DMF)(4) (1) and M-U(2)Cl(2)(bdc)(3)(DMF)(4) (2) has been identified at low temperature (100-110 °C) for bdc/U = 1-4 (bdc = terephthalate linker). Their structures are built up from isolated uranium centers in nine-fold coordination, surrounded by 6 carboxyl oxygen atoms, 2 oxygen atoms coming from DMF molecules and one chlorine atom. The uranium cations are linked to each other through the bdc ligand in order to generate a 3D framework. By increasing the temperature (130-150 °C), a layered like compound has been isolated, U(2)(bdc)(4)(DMF)(4) (3). It is composed of discrete actinide centers in ten-fold coordination, with 8 carboxyl oxygen atoms and 2 oxygen atoms from DMF molecules. The connection of the UO10 units with the bdc linkers generates 2D sheets. When a controlled amount of water is added to the reaction medium, the crystallization of the UiO-66-like U(6)O(4)(OH)(4)(H(2)O)(6)(bdc)(6)·10DMF solid (containing a hexanuclear sub-unit) is observed for temperature 110-120 °C and the H(2)O/U molar ratio in the range of 2-10. At higher temperature (140-150 °C), a distinct phase appeared, U(2)O(2)(bdc)(2)(DMF) (4), which consists of infinite chains of uranium centers, linked to each other via the bdc ligands. Higher water contents led to the formation of urania UO(2).

  17. Two new hexacoordinated coordination polymers of cadmium (II ...

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    Two new hexacoordinated coordination polymers of cadmium(II) containing bridging units only: Syntheses, structures and molecular properties. DIPU SUTRADHAR HABIBAR CHOWDHURY SUSHOVAN KONER SUBHASIS ROY BARINDRA KUMAR GHOSH. Regular Article Volume 128 Issue 9 September 2016 pp 1377- ...

  18. Chiral and achiral helical coordination polymers of zinc and ...

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    ... it resulted into an achiral {[trans-Zn(pyim2)2(H2O)2]·(NO3)2} (3) and homochiral {[cis-Cd(pyim2)2(H2O)2]·(NO3)2} (4) coordination polymer, respectively. The homochiral behaviour of the coordination polymer (4) was further studied by solid state CD spectra and also its optical behaviour was analyzed by polarimetry.

  19. Photocatalytic activity of PANI loaded coordination polymer composite materials: Photoresponse region extension and quantum yields enhancement via the loading of PANI nanofibers on surface of coordination polymer

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    Cui, Zhongping; Qi, Ji; Xu, Xinxin, E-mail: xuxx@mail.neu.edu.cn; Liu, Lu; Wang, Yi, E-mail: yiwang67@163.com

    2013-09-15

    To enhance photocatalytic property of coordination polymer in visible light region, polyaniline (PANI) loaded coordination polymer photocatalyst was synthesized through in-situ chemical oxidation of aniline on the surface of coordination polymer. The photocatalytic activity of PANI loaded coordination polymer composite material for degradation of Rhodamine B (RhB) was investigated. Compared with pure coordination polymer photocatalyst, which can decompose RhB merely under UV light irradiation, PANI loaded coordination polymer photocatalyst displays more excellent photocatalytic activity in visible light region. Furthermore, PANI loaded coordination polymer photocatalyst exhibits outstanding stability during the degradation of RhB. - Graphical abstract: PANI loaded coordination polymer composite material, which displays excellent photocatalytic activity under visible light was firstly synthesized through in-situ chemical oxidation of aniline on surface of coordination polymer. Display Omitted - Highlights: • This PANI loaded coordination polymer composite material represents the first conductive polymer loaded coordination polymer composite material. • PANI/coordination polymer composite material displays more excellent photocatalytic activity for the degradation of MO in visible light region. • The “combination” of coordination polymer and PANI will enable us to design high-activity, high-stability and visible light driven photocatalyst in the future.

  20. Coordinating the interruption of assembly workers in manufacturing.

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    Kolbeinsson, Ari; Thorvald, Peter; Lindblom, Jessica

    2017-01-01

    This paper examines how interruptions from information and communications technology systems affect errors and the time to complete tasks for assembly workers. Interruptions have previously been examined in laboratory experiments and office environments, but not much work has been performed in other authentic environments. This paper contains the results of an experiment that was performed in a simulated manufacturing assembly environment, which tested the effects of interruptions on a manual assembly task. The experiment used existing interruption coordination methods as a basis, and the results showed a difference in the effect of interruptions and interruption coordination between cognitively complex laboratory tasks and manual assembly tasks in an authentic environment. Most notably, the negative effects of interruptions delivered without consideration were smaller in this experiment. Based on these findings, recommendations were developed for designing interruption systems for minimizing the costs (errors and time) imposed by interruptions during assembly tasks in manufacturing. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Non covalent assembly of coordination superstructures

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    Khlobystov, A N

    2002-01-01

    The main topic of this work is the design of discrete and polymeric multi-component coordination structures using non-covalent interactions between organic and inorganic molecular components. All of the structures described herein are based on transition metal cations and N-donor heterocyclic bis-exodentate ligands with different geometries and various spacer functionalities. The predominant method used for the structural characterisation of the complexes was single crystal X-ray crystallography. X-ray powder diffraction, IR and NMR spectroscopies and TEM and AFM imaging were used to characterise the bulk products from the reactions. Chapter 1 is a comparative review of non-covalent interactions relevant to coordination superstructures and covers the latest developments in the area of crystal engineering and supramolecular chemistry. The nature, geometry and relative energy of the non-covalent interactions are considered in detail in order to reveal their influence on the structure and properties of complexes...

  2. Supramolecular Coordination Assemblies Constructed From Multifunctional Azole-Containing Carboxylic Acids

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    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper provides a brief review of recent progress in the field of metal coordination polymers assembled from azole-containing carboxylic acids and gives a diagrammatic summary of the diversity of topological structures in the resulting infinite metal-organic coordination networks (MOCNs. Azole-containing carboxylic acids are a favorable kind of multifunctional ligand to construct various metal complexes with isolated complexes and one, two and three dimensional structures, whose isolated complexes are not the focus of this review. An insight into the topology patterns of the infinite coordination polymers is provided. Analyzed topologies are compared with documented topologies and catalogued by the nature of nodes and connectivity pattern. New topologies which are not available from current topology databases are described and demonstrated graphically.

  3. A novel 2D chiral silver(I) coordination polymer assembled from 5-sulfosalicylic acid and (2S,4R)-4-hydroxyproline: Synthesis, crystal structure, HOMO-LUMO and NBO analysis

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    Zorlu, Yunus; Can, Hatice; Aksakal, Fatma

    2013-10-01

    A novel two-dimensional chiral silver(I) coordination polymer, namely {[Ag2(HSSA)(Hyp)]2·3H2O}n(1), where H3SSA = 5-sulfosalicylic acid; Hyp = (2S,4R)-4-hydroxyproline, has been synthesized under classical conditions and structurally characterized by elemental analysis, infrared spectroscopy (IR), single crystal X-ray diffraction techniques. X-ray crystallographic study revealed that complex 1 crystallizes in chiral monoclinic C2 space group with -0.02(3) Flack parameter because it consists of only one enantiomer of 4-hydroxyproline. The 2D polymeric layers of 1 are expanded into a three-dimensional supramolecular network via classical intermolecular Osbnd H⋯O, Nsbnd H⋯O and Osbnd H⋯S hydrogen bonding interactions. Interestingly, complex 1 exhibits rare CH⋯Ag interaction. In addition to these interactions, non-covalent supramolecular interactions such as Ag⋯C, Ag⋯π, π⋯π stacking interactions play in important role for the formation of 3D supramolecular framework. The HOMO-LUMO and NBO analysis of 2D coordination polymer have been studied by using the density functional theory (DFT) method.

  4. New Twists and Turns for Actinide Chemistry: Organometallic Infinite Coordination Polymers of Thorium Diazide.

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    Monreal, Marisa J; Seaman, Lani A; Goff, George S; Michalczyk, Ryszard; Morris, David E; Scott, Brian L; Kiplinger, Jaqueline L

    2016-03-07

    Two organometallic 1D infinite coordination polymers and two organometallic monometallic complexes of thorium diazide have been synthesized and characterized. Steric control of these self-assembled arrays, which are dense in thorium and nitrogen, has also been demonstrated: infinite chains can be circumvented by using steric bulk either at the metallocene or with a donor ligand in the wedge. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  5. New twists and turns for actinide chemistry: organometallic infinite coordination polymers of thorium diazide

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    Monreal, Marisa J.; Seaman, Lani A.; Goff, George S.; Michalczyk, Ryszard; Morris, David E.; Scott, Brian L.; Kiplinger, Jaqueline L. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2016-03-07

    Two organometallic 1D infinite coordination polymers and two organometallic monometallic complexes of thorium diazide have been synthesized and characterized. Steric control of these self-assembled arrays, which are dense in thorium and nitrogen, has also been demonstrated: infinite chains can be circumvented by using steric bulk either at the metallocene or with a donor ligand in the wedge. (copyright 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  6. Polymer Directed Self-Assembly of pH-Responsive Antioxidant Nanoparticles

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    Tang, Christina; Amin, Devang; Messersmith, Phillip B.; Anthony, John E.; Prud’homme, Robert K.

    2015-01-01

    We have developed pH-responsive, multifunctional nanoparticles based on encapsulation of an antioxidant, tannic acid (TA), using Flash NanoPrecipitation, a polymer directed self-assembly method. Formation of insoluble coordination complexes of tannic acid and iron during mixing drives nanoparticle assembly. Tuning the core material to polymer ratio, the size of the nanoparticles can be readily tuned between 50 and 265 nm. The resulting nanoparticle is pH-responsive, i.e. stable at pH 7.4 and ...

  7. A lanthanum pyromellitate coordination polymer with ...

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    ... [La2(H2O)2(H2BTEC)(BTEC)], 1, was hydrothermally synthesized and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The threedimensional framework is built up from La2O16 dimers connected by carboxylate anions. The polymer exhibits strong photoluminescence at room temperature with the main emission band at ...

  8. A lanthanum pyromellitate coordination polymer with three ...

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    H2O)2(H2BTEC)(BTEC)],. 1, was hydrothermally synthesized and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The three- dimensional framework is built up from La2O16 dimers connected by carboxylate anions. The polymer exhibits strong ...

  9. Synthesis and characterization of nanowire coils of organometallic coordination polymers for controlled cargo release.

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    Liang, Guodong; Ni, Huan; Bao, Suping; Zhu, Fangming; Gao, Haiyang; Wu, Qing

    2014-06-12

    Nanowire coils of organometallic coordination polymers have been synthesized for the first time by using the emulsion periphery polymerization technique. An amphiphilic triblock copolymer terminated with inclusion complex of β-cyclodextrin and 4,4'-bipyridine self-assembles into oil-in-water emulsion in a toluene/water mixture. Subsequent coordination of bipyridine with Ni(II) in periphery of emulsions results in the formation of coordination polymer nanowire coils. The nanowire coils are composed of nanowires with diameter of 2 nm. Nanowire coils exhibit enhanced thermal stability in contrast to their parent triblock copolymer. Interestingly, nanowire coils are capable of encapsulating organic cargoes. Encapsulated cargoes can be selectively extracted from nanowire coils without damaging nanowire coils. Nanowire coils are potential candidates for encapsulating and controlled release of organic cargoes.

  10. Novel Viologen Derivative Based Uranyl Coordination Polymers Featuring Photochromic Behaviors.

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    Hu, Kong-Qiu; Wu, Qun-Yan; Mei, Lei; Zhang, Xiao-Lin; Ma, Lei; Song, Gang; Chen, Di-Yun; Wang, Yi-Tong; Chai, Zhi-Fang; Shi, Wei-Qun

    2017-12-19

    A series of novel uranyl coordination polymers have been synthesized by hydrothermal reactions. Both complexes 1 and 2 prosess two ipbp - ligands (H 2 ipbpCl=1-(3,5-dicarboxyphenyl)-4,4'-bipyridinium chloride), one uranyl cation, and two coordination water molecules, which can further extend to 2D networks through hydrogen bonding. In complex 1, two sets of equivalent nets are entangled together, resulting in a 2D + 2D → 3D polycatenated framework. In complex 2, the neighbouring equivalent nets interpenetrate each other, forming a twofold interpenetrated network. Complexes 3 and 4 are isomers, and both of them are constructed from (UO 2 ) 2 (OH) 2 dinuclear units, which are connected with four ipbp - ligands. The 3D structures of complexes 3 and 4 are similar along the b axis. Similar to other viologen-based coordination polymers, complexes 3 and 4 exhibit photochromic and thermochromic properties, which are rarely observed in actinide coordination polymers. Unlike the monotonous coordination mode in complexes 1-4, the ipbp - ligands feature a μ 3 -bridge through two kinds of coordination modes in complex 5. Notably, complex 5 presents a unique example in which terminal pyridine nitrogen atom is involved in the coordination. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  11. Polymer directed self-assembly of pH-responsive antioxidant nanoparticles.

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    Tang, Christina; Amin, Devang; Messersmith, Phillip B; Anthony, John E; Prud'homme, Robert K

    2015-03-31

    We have developed pH-responsive, multifunctional nanoparticles based on encapsulation of an antioxidant, tannic acid (TA), using flash nanoprecipitation, a polymer directed self-assembly method. Formation of insoluble coordination complexes of tannic acid and iron during mixing drives nanoparticle assembly. Tuning the core material to polymer ratio, the size of the nanoparticles can be readily tuned between 50 and 265 nm. The resulting nanoparticle is pH-responsive, i.e., stable at pH 7.4 and soluble under acidic conditions due to the nature of the coordination complex. Further, the coordination complex can be coprecipitated with other hydrophobic materials such as therapeutics or imaging agents. For example, coprecipitation with a hydrophobic fluorescent dye creates fluorescent nanoparticles. In vitro, the nanoparticles have low cytotoxicity and show antioxidant activity. Therefore, these particles may facilitate intracellular delivery of antioxidants.

  12. A polythreaded Ag(I) coordination polymer: A rare three-dimensional Pseudo-polyrotaxana constructed from the same components

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    Im, Han Su; Lee, Eunji; Lee, Shim Sung; Kim, Tae Ho; Park, Ki Min [Research Institute of Natural Science and Dept. of Chemistry, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju (Korea, Republic of); Moon, Suk Hee [Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Kyungnam College of Information and Technology, Busan (Korea, Republic of)

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    In supramolecular chemistry, a lot of mechanically poly-threaded coordination polymers, such as polyrotaxanes, based on self-assembly of organic ligands and transition metal ions have attracted great attention over the past two decades because of their fascinating architectures as well as their potential application in material science. Among them, 1D + 2D → 3D pseudo-polyrotaxane constructed by the penetration of 1D coordination polymer chains into 1D channels formed by parallel stacking of 2D porous coordination layers is a quite rare topology. Until now, only a few examples of 1D + 2D → 3D pseudo-polyrotaxanes have been reported.

  13. Nanostructured photovoltaic materials using block polymer assemblies

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    Mastroianni, Sarah Elizabeth

    Despite its potential as an abundant, sustainable alternative to non-renewable energy sources, solar energy currently is underutilized. Photovoltaics, which convert energy from sunlight into electricity, commonly are made from inorganic semiconductor materials that require expensive manufacturing and processing techniques. Alternatively, organic materials can be used to produce flexible and lightweight organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, which can be prepared using solution-based processing techniques. However, OPV devices are limited by low efficiencies and short lifetimes compared to their inorganic counterparts. In OPV systems, charge carriers are generated in the active layer via the separation of excitons (electron-hole pairs) at interfaces between donor and acceptor materials. Because excitons have a limited diffusion length (˜10 nm), they may recombine before reaching a donor-acceptor interface if domain sizes are large. This exciton recombination can limit device efficiency; thus, the design parameters for improved active layer morphologies include large interfacial areas, small size scales, and continuous conducting pathways. Currently, most OPV devices are prepared by blending donor and acceptor materials in bulk heterojunction (BHJ) devices, often resulting in non-ideal, process-dependent morphologies. Alternatively, the self-assembly of block polymers (BP)s offers a reproducible means to generate nanostructured active layers. The work presented in this dissertation examines the synthetic approaches to preparing BPs containing different electroactive materials: non-conjugated, amorphous poly(vinyl-m-triphenylamine) [PVmTPA] and conjugated poly(3-alkythiophene) [P3AT] p-type materials as well as fullerene-based n-type materials. The synthesis and self-assembly of a model poly(methyl methacrylate)- b-PVmTPA system is presented. This work was extended to synthesize PVmTPA BPs with complementary poly(methyl methacrylate- co-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) [P

  14. Coordination in the Decentralized Assembly System with Dual Supply Modes

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates a decentralized assembly system that consists of one assembler and two independent suppliers; wherein one supplier is perfectly reliable for the production, while the other generates yield uncertainty. Facing the random market demand, the assembler has to order the components from one supplier in advance and meanwhile requires the other supplier to deliver the components under VMI mode. We construct a Nash game between the supplier and the assembler so as to derive their equilibrium procurement/production strategies. The results show that the channel’s performance is highly undermined by the decentralization between players and also the combination of two supply modes. Compared to the centralized system, we propose an advance payment contract to perfectly coordinate the supply chain performance. The numerical examples indicate some management implications on the supply mode comparison and sensitivity analysis.

  15. Polypeptide-guided assembly of conducting polymer nanocomposites

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    Hamedi, Mahiar; Wigenius, Jens; Tai, Feng-I.; Björk, Per; Aili, Daniel

    2010-10-01

    A strategy for fabrication of electroactive nanocomposites with nanoscale organization, based on self-assembly, is reported. Gold nanoparticles are assembled by a polypeptide folding-dependent bridging. The polypeptides are further utilized to recruit and associate with a water soluble conducting polymer. The polymer is homogenously incorporated into the nanocomposite, forming conducting pathways which make the composite material highly conducting.A strategy for fabrication of electroactive nanocomposites with nanoscale organization, based on self-assembly, is reported. Gold nanoparticles are assembled by a polypeptide folding-dependent bridging. The polypeptides are further utilized to recruit and associate with a water soluble conducting polymer. The polymer is homogenously incorporated into the nanocomposite, forming conducting pathways which make the composite material highly conducting. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Structure of PEDOT-S, DLS data and experimental details. See DOI: 10.1039/c0nr00299b

  16. Extended structures of two coordination polymers based on 1, 10 ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Chemical Sciences; Volume 128; Issue 3. Extended structures of two coordination polymers based on 1,10-phenanthroline derivatives:Preparation, structural characterization and properties. Yan-Ju Huang Ya-Ru Pan Gang Du Yi-Xin Cao. Regular Articles Volume 128 Issue 3 March 2016 pp 459- ...

  17. Dinuclear Lanthanide (III) coordination polymers in a domino reaction

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    Loukopoulos, Edward; Griffiths, Kieran; Akien, Geoffrey R.; Kourkoumelis, Nikolaos; Abdul-Sada, Alaa; Kostakis, George E.

    2015-01-01

    A systematic study was performed to further optimise the catalytic room-temperature synthesis of trans-4,5- diaminocyclopent-2-enones from 2-furaldehyde and primary or secondary amines under a non-inert atmosphere. For this purpose, a series of dinuclear lanthanide (III) coordination polymers were synthesised using a dianionic\\ud Schiff base and their catalytic activities were investigated.

  18. Two new hexacoordinated coordination polymers of cadmium(II ...

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    Two new hexacoordinated coordination polymers of cadmium(II) containing bridging units only: Syntheses, structures and molecular properties. DIPU SUTRADHARa, HABIBAR CHOWDHURYb,∗, SUSHOVAN KONERa, SUBHASIS ROYa and BARINDRA KUMAR GHOSHa,∗. aDepartment of Chemistry, The University of ...

  19. Strategies, linkers and coordination polymers for high-performance sorbents

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    Matzger, Adam J.; Wong-Foy, Antek G.; Lebel, Oliver

    2015-09-15

    A linking ligand compound includes three bidentate chemical moieties distributed about a central chemical moiety. Another linking ligand compound includes a bidentate linking ligand and a monodentate chemical moiety. Coordination polymers include a plurality of metal clusters linked together by residues of the linking ligand compounds.

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Chemical Sciences; Volume 129; Issue 12. Syntheses, structures and properties of two coordination polymers of Cadmium(II) pseudohalide containing an in situ generated bidentate Schiff base: Control of dimensionality by varying pseudohalides. REGULAR ARTICLE Volume 129 Issue 12 ...

  1. Syntheses, structures and properties of two coordination polymers of ...

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    Dipu Sutradhar

    2017-11-10

    Nov 10, 2017 ... Syntheses, structures and properties of two coordination polymers of Cadmium(II) pseudohalide containing an in situ generated bidentate Schiff base: Control of dimensionality by varying pseudohalides. DIPU SUTRADHARa, HABIBAR CHOWDHURYb, SUSHOVAN KONERa,. NIMAI CHANDRA SAHAc,∗.

  2. Homochiral coordination polymers with helixes and metal clusters based on lactate derivatives

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    Xu, Zhong-Xuan, E-mail: xuzhongxuan4201@163.com [Department of Chemistry, Zunyi Normal College, Zunyi, Guizhou 563002 (China); Ma, Yu-Lu [School of Chemical Science and Technology, Yunnan University, Kunming 650091 (China); Lv, Guo-ling [Department of Chemistry, Zunyi Normal College, Zunyi, Guizhou 563002 (China)

    2017-05-15

    Utilizing the lactic acid derivatives (R)-4-(1-carboxyethoxy)benzoic acid (denoted: (R)-H{sub 2}CBA) and (S)-4-(1-carboxyethoxy)benzoic acid (denoted: (S)-H{sub 2}CBA)as chiral linkers to self-assemble with 4, 4′-bipyridine (denoted: BIP) and Cd(II) ions, a couple of three-dimensional homochiral coordination polymers, namely [Cd{sub 3}((R)-CBA){sub 3} (BIP){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O)]·xGuest (1-D) and [Cd{sub 3}((S)-CBA){sub 3}(BIP){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O)]·xGuest (1-L), have been synthesized under solvothermal reaction condition. Single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis reveals the two complexes contain single helical chains based on enantiopure ligands and cadmium clusters. Moreover, some physical characteristics such as PXRD, thermal stability, solid-state circular dichroism (CD) and luminescent were also investigated. - Graphical abstract: Utilizing enantiomeric lactic acid derivatives (R)-H{sub 2}CBA and (S)-H{sub 2}CBA to assemble with Cd{sup 2+} ions and ancillary BIP ligands, a couple of 3D homochiral coordination polymers with metal clusters and helical chains have been prepared by hydrothermal reaction. - Highlights: • Chiral lactic acid derivative. • Enantiomeric coordination polymer. • Helical chain. • Trinuclear cadmium cluster.

  3. Copper-based coordination polymers from thiophene and furan dicarboxylates with high isosteric heats of hydrogen adsorption

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    Yang, Jie; Lutz, Martin; Grzech, Anna; Mulder, Fokko M.; Dingemans, Theo J.

    2014-01-01

    Self-assembled Cu-based coordination polymers derived from thiophene-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (Cu-TDC) and furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (Cu-FDC) were synthesized via a solvothermal method and their H2 adsorption behaviour was investigated and contrasted with isophthalic acid (Cu-m-BDC) and terephthalic

  4. Coordinating postmitotic nuclear pore complex assembly with abscission timing.

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    Mackay, Douglas R; Ullman, Katharine S

    2011-01-01

    Cells divide and accurately inherit genomic and cellular content through synchronized changes in cellular organization and chromosome dynamics. Although DNA segregation, nuclear reformation, and cytokinesis/abscission temporally overlap, little is known about how these distinct events are coordinated to ensure accurate cell division. Recently, we found that disruption of postmitotic nuclear pore complex assembly, an essential aspect of the newly forming nuclear envelope, triggers an Aurora B-dependent delay in abscission. This delay is further characterized by mislocalized, aberrantly active Aurora B in the cytoplasm of midbody-stage cells. These results support a model in which an Aurora B-mediated abscission checkpoint provides surveillance of nuclear pore complex formation to ensure that elements of nuclear architecture are fully formed before daughter cells are physically separated. Here we discuss the process of nuclear pore complex assembly, describe potential mechanisms that may explain how this process could be coordinated with abscission, and postulate why such a checkpoint mechanism may exist.

  5. Polymer cantilever platform for dielectrophoretic assembly of carbon nanotubes

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    Johansson, Alicia; Calleja, M.; Dimaki, Maria

    2004-01-01

    A polymer cantilever platform for dielectrophoretic assembly of carbon nanotubes has been designed and realized. Multi-walled carbon nanotubes from aqueous solution have been assembled between two metal electrodes that are separated by 2 mu m and embedded in the polymer cantilever. The entire chip......, except for the metallic electrodes and wiring, was fabricated in the photoresist SU-8. SU-8 allows for an inexpensive, flexible and fast fabrication method, and the cantilever platform provides a hydrophobic surface that should be well suited for nanotube assembly. The device can be integrated in a micro...

  6. Unusual Transformation from a Solvent-Stabilized 1D Coordination Polymer to a Metal-Organic Framework (MOF)-Like Cross-Linked 3D Coordination Polymer.

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    Lee, Seung-Chul; Choi, Eun-Young; Lee, Sang-Beom; Kim, Sang-Wook; Kwon, O-Pil

    2015-10-26

    An unusual 1D-to-3D transformation of a coordination polymer based on organic linkers containing highly polar push-pull π-conjugated side chains is reported. The coordination polymers are synthesized from zinc nitrate and an organic linker, namely, 2,5-bis{4-[1-(4-nitrophenyl)pyrrolidin-2-yl]butoxy}terephthalic acid, which possesses highly polar (4-nitrophenyl)pyrrolidine groups, with high dipole moments of about 7 D. The coordination polymers exhibit an unusual transformation from a soluble, solvent-stabilized 1D coordination polymer into an insoluble, metal-organic framework (MOF)-like 3D coordination polymer. The coordination polymer exhibits good film-forming ability, and the MOF-like films are insoluble in conventional organic solvents. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  7. Controllable coordination-driven self-assembly: from discrete metallocages to infinite cage-based frameworks.

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    Chen, Lian; Chen, Qihui; Wu, Mingyan; Jiang, Feilong; Hong, Maochun

    2015-02-17

    CONSPECTUS: Nanosized supramolecular metallocages have a unique self-assembly process that allows chemists to both understand and control it. In addition, well-defined cavities of such supramolecular aggregates have various attractive applications including storage, separation, catalysis, recognition, drug delivery, and many others. Coordination-driven self-assembly of nanosized supramolecular metallocages is a powerful methodology to construct supramolecular metallocages with considerable size and desirable shapes. In this Account, we summarize our recent research on controllable coordination-driven assembly of supramolecular metallocages and infinite cage-based frameworks. To this end, we have chosen flexible ligands that can adopt various conformations and metal ions with suitable coordination sites for the rational design and assembly of metal-organic supramolecular ensembles. This has resulted in various types of metallocages including M3L2, M6L8, M6L4, and M12L8 with different sizes and shapes. Because the kinds of metal geometries are limited, we have found that we can replace single metal ions with metal clusters to alternatively increase molecular diversity and complexity. There are two clear-cut merits of this strategy. First, metal clusters are much bigger than single metal ions, which helps in the construction and stabilization of large metallocages, especially nanosized cages. Second, metal clusters can generate diverse assembly modes that chemists could not synthesize with single metal ions. This allows us to obtain a series of unprecedented supramolecular metallocages. The large cavities and potential unsaturated coordination sites of these discrete supramolecular cages offer opportunities to construct infinite cage-based frameworks. This in turn can offer us a new avenue to understand self-assembly and realize certain various functionalities. We introduce two types of infinite cage-based frameworks here: cage-based coordination polymers and cage

  8. Pyridine coordination chemistry for molecular assemblies on surfaces.

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    de Ruiter, Graham; Lahav, Michal; van der Boom, Milko E

    2014-12-16

    CONSPECTUS: Since the first description of coordination complexes, many types of metal-ligand interactions have creatively been used in the chemical sciences. The rich coordination chemistry of pyridine-type ligands has contributed significantly to the incorporation of diverse metal ions into functional materials. Here we discuss molecular assemblies (MAs) formed with a variety of pyridine-type compounds and a metal containing cross-linker (e.g., PdCl2(PhCN2)). These MAs are formed using Layer-by-Layer (LbL) deposition from solution that allows for precise fitting of the assembly properties through molecular programming. The position of each component can be controlled by altering the assembly sequence, while the degree of intermolecular interactions can be varied by the level of π-conjugation and the availability of metal coordination sites. By setting the structural parameters (e.g., bond angles, number of coordination sites, geometry) of the ligand, control over MA structure was achieved, resulting in surface-confined metal-organic networks and oligomers. Unlike MAs that are constructed with organic ligands, MAs with polypyridyl complexes of ruthenium, osmium, and cobalt are active participants in their own formation and amplify the growth of the incoming molecular layer. Such a self-propagating behavior for molecular systems is rare, and the mechanism of their formation will be discussed. These exponentially growing MAs are capable of storing metal salts that can be used during the buildup of additional molecular layers. Various parameters influencing the film growth mechanism will be presented, including (i) the number of binding sites and geometry of the organic ligands, (ii) the metal and the structure of the polypyridyl complexes, (iii) the influence of the metal cross-linker (e.g., second or third row transition metals), and (iv) the deposition conditions. By systematic variation of these parameters, switching between linear and exponential growth could

  9. Holographically Directed Assembly of Polymer Nanocomposites

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    assemble. Due to light scattering by the 50 nm particles, nanoparticle assembly only occurred near the surface of the sample; however, this is only a...as outlined in Figure 6. Each nanoparticle on the micrograph was treated as a 25 or 50 nm circle, and the effective aerial particle density was... Montmorillonite Nanocomposites with Uniaxial Magnetic Fields. Chem. Mater. 2005, 17, 1990–1996. 9. Bockstaller, M. R.; Mickiewicz, R. A.; Thomas, E. L

  10. Polymer Self-Assembled Nanostructures as Innovative Drug Nanocarrier Platforms.

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    Pippa, Natassa; Pispas, Stergios; Demetzos, Costas

    2016-01-01

    Polymer self-assembled nanostructures are used in pharmaceutical sciences as bioactive molecules' delivery systems for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. Micelles, polyelectrolyte complexes, polymersomes, polymeric nanoparticles, nanogels and polymer grafted liposomes represent delivery vehicles that are marketed and/or under clinical development, as drug formulations. In this mini-review, these, recently appeared in the literature, innovative polymer drug nanocarrier platforms are discussed, starting from their technological development in the laboratory to their potential clinical use, through studies of their biophysics, thermodynamics, physical behavior, morphology, bio-mimicry, therapeutic efficacy and safety. The properties of an ideal drug delivery system are the structural control over size and shape of drug or imaging agent cargo/domain, biocompatibility, nontoxic polymer/ pendant functionality and the precise, nanoscale container and/or scaffolding properties with high drug or imaging agent capacity features. Self-assembled polymer nanostructures exhibit all these properties and could be considered as ideal drug nanocarriers through control of their size, structure and morphology, with the aid of a large variety of parameters, in vitro and in vivo. These modern trends reside at the interface of soft matter self-assembly and pharmaceutical sciences and the technologies for health. Great advantages related to basic science and applications are expected by understanding the self-assembly behavior of these polymeric nanotechnological drug delivery systems, created through bio-inspiration and biomimicry and have potential utilization into clinical applications.

  11. Colloidal polymers via dipolar assembly of magnetic nanoparticle monomers.

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    Hill, Lawrence J; Pyun, Jeffrey

    2014-05-14

    In this Spotlight on Applications, we describe our recent progress in the preparation of hierarchical one-dimensional (1-D) materials constructed from polymer-coated ferromagnetic cobalt nanoparticles. We begin with a general discussion of nanoparticles capable of 1-D self-organization to form 1-D assemblies, which we term colloidal polymers. The need for efficient, highly directional interactions prompted our investigation with polymer-coated ferromagnetic nanoparticles, which spontaneously form linear assemblies through coupling of north and south magnetic poles present in these single-domain ferromagnetic nanoparticles. These highly directional N-S interactions and the resulting formation of 1-D assemblies can be understood in the context of traditional polymer-forming reactions. The dipolar assembly of these ferromagnetic nanoparticles into chains and binary assemblies while dispersed in organic media has been investigated as a key foundation to form novel magnetic materials and heterostructured nanocomposites. These studies enabled the fabrication of magnetic nanoactuating systems resembling "artificial cilia and flagella". We then discuss our recent efforts to prepare cobalt oxide nanowires using various nanoparticle conversion reactions through a process termed colloidal polymerization. A series of novel functional "colloidal monomers" based on dipolar cobalt nanoparticles were also prepared, incorporating noble metal or semiconductor nanoinclusions to form heterostructured cobalt oxide nanocomposites.

  12. Phosphines as building blocks in coordination-based self-assembly.

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    James, Stuart L

    2009-06-01

    Although phosphines have been less widely investigated in coordination self-assembly than have N- and O-donor ligands, interesting and unusual chemistry has been observed from their study in this context. This includes the selective formation of large rings, unsaturated as well as complete coordination cages, solvent- and anion-dependent aggregation, in addition to ring-opening polymerisation to give crystalline or non-crystalline coordination polymers. Important aspects which underpin this chemistry include (i) soft donor character, (ii) pyramidal geometry at the donor atom, (iii) highly bulky and irregular shapes, (iv) the applicability of (31)P NMR spectroscopy, and (v) their relevance to organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. In this critical review, findings which precede the concept of self-assembly as adopted by synthetic chemists as well as the latest 'supramolecular' chemistry of phosphines are discussed together in an attempt to give the current state of the topic in its historical context. Finally, some aspects and opportunities which may be of interest in the future are suggested (107 references).

  13. Surface chemistry mediated assembly of polymer-grafted nanorods in solution and polymer matrices

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    Ferrier, Robert Charles, Jr.

    In the dissertation, I investigate ways to assemble nanorods, typically made of gold, in solution and polymer matrices by controlling surface chemistry. Gold nanorods were anisotropically functionalized with polymer on the side and alkane dithiol on the end causing the gold nanorods to spontaneously assemble in solution. The assembly could be tuned by controlling the incubation time which affected the solution absorbance due to plasmon coupling. Linked gold nanorods were cast in polymer thin films and their optical properties were imparted to the film. This anisotropic functionalization method was utilized to placed DNA or peptides on the ends of the gold nanorods allowing for reversibly assembly. In the case of DNA, assembly was reversed upon heating and could be tuned by controlling the concentration of the complimentary DNA strand. In the case of the peptide, assembly was triggered by the presence of Zn 2+ ions and could be reversed by adding in a chelater. Anisotropic modification of the nanorods could also be used to assemble organic semiconductors around the nanorods at specific facets. Here, organic semiconductors rhodamine-B, 5(6)-carboxyfluorescein, and cyanine-3 were assembled onto the surface of gold nanorods. By tuning the surface chemistry the organic semiconductors would assemble around the nanorods in different ways which resulted in unique optical properties. The dispersion of PMMA-grafted mesoscopic iron-oxide rods in polymer matrices was studied by varying the PMMA brush molecular weight (N) polymer matrix molecular weight (P), and polymer matrix type. Here, we found that the ratio of P/N and matrix type had little effect on dispersion of iron-oxide mesorods. N was found to be the main factor that determined dispersion, which is attributed to the large size of the mesorods. Long PS and short PMMA brushes were grafted to gold nanorod surfaces and the dispersion of this system in PS and PMMA was investigated by controlling matrix molecular weight

  14. Chiral and achiral helical coordination polymers of zinc and ...

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    Chiral and Achiral Coordination polymers from 2,6-bis(imidazol-1-yl)pyridine. 1425. 2.3b Synthesis of [trans-Cd(pyim2)2(NO3)2]n(2): Pyim2 (0.053, 0.25 mmol) in methanol (2 mL) was layered over a solution of Cd(NO3)2·4H2O (0.039 g,. 0.125 mmol) in DMF (1mL). The solution was allo- wed to stand at room temperature to ...

  15. Polymer electrolyte membrane assembly for fuel cells

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    Yen, Shiao-Ping S. (Inventor); Kindler, Andrew (Inventor); Yavrouian, Andre (Inventor); Halpert, Gerald (Inventor)

    2002-01-01

    An electrolyte membrane for use in a fuel cell can contain sulfonated polyphenylether sulfones. The membrane can contain a first sulfonated polyphenylether sulfone and a second sulfonated polyphenylether sulfone, wherein the first sulfonated polyphenylether and the second sulfonated polyphenylether sulfone have equivalent weights greater than about 560, and the first sulfonated polyphenylether and the second sulfonated polyphenylether sulfone also have different equivalent weights. Also, a membrane for use in a fuel cell can contain a sulfonated polyphenylether sulfone and an unsulfonated polyphenylether sulfone. Methods for manufacturing a membrane electrode assemblies for use in fuel cells can include roughening a membrane surface. Electrodes and methods for fabricating such electrodes for use in a chemical fuel cell can include sintering an electrode. Such membranes and electrodes can be assembled into chemical fuel cells.

  16. Controlling the self-assembly of protein polymers via heterodimer-forming modules

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    Domeradzka, Natalia Eliza

    2016-01-01

    Supramolecular assemblies formed by protein polymers are attractive candidates for future biomaterials. Ideally, one would like to be able to define the nanostructure, in which the protein polymers should self-assemble, and then design protein polymer sequences that assemble exactly into such

  17. Efficient Multiscale Models of Polymer Assembly.

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    Ruiz-Martinez, Alvaro; Bartol, Thomas M; Sejnowski, Terrence J; Tartakovsky, Daniel M

    2016-07-12

    Protein polymerization and bundling play a central role in cell physiology. Predictive modeling of these processes remains an open challenge, especially when the proteins involved become large and their concentrations high. We present an effective kinetics model of filament formation, bundling, and depolymerization after GTP hydrolysis, which involves a relatively small number of species and reactions, and remains robust over a wide range of concentrations and timescales. We apply this general model to study assembly of FtsZ protein, a basic element in the division process of prokaryotic cells such as Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis, or Caulobacter crescentus. This analysis demonstrates that our model outperforms its counterparts in terms of both accuracy and computational efficiency. Because our model comprises only 17 ordinary differential equations, its computational cost is orders-of-magnitude smaller than the current alternatives consisting of up to 1000 ordinary differential equations. It also provides, to our knowledge, a new insight into the characteristics and functioning of FtsZ proteins at high concentrations. The simplicity and versatility of our model render it a powerful computational tool, which can be used either as a standalone descriptor of other biopolymers' assembly or as a component in more complete kinetic models. Copyright © 2016 Biophysical Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Heterobimetallic coordination polymers involving 3d metal complexes and heavier transition metals cyanometallates

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    Peresypkina, Eugenia V. [Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090 (Russian Federation); Samsonenko, Denis G. [Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090 (Russian Federation); Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk 630090 (Russian Federation); Vostrikova, Kira E., E-mail: vosk@niic.nsc.ru [Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090 (Russian Federation); LMI, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex (France)

    2015-04-15

    The results of the first steps in the design of coordination polymers based on penta- and heptacyanometallates of heavier d transitions metals are presented. The 2D structure of the coordination polymers: [(Mn(acacen)){sub 2}Ru(NO)(CN){sub 5}]{sub n} and two complexes composed of different cyanorhenates, [Ni(cyclam)]{sub 2}[ReO(OH)(CN){sub 4}](ClO{sub 4}){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 1.25} and [Cu(cyclam)]{sub 2}[Re(CN){sub 7}](H{sub 2}O){sub 12}, was confirmed by single crystal XRD study, the rhenium oxidation state having been proved by the magnetic measurements. An amorphism of [M(cyclam)]{sub 3}[Re(CN){sub 7}]{sub 2} (M=Ni, Cu) polymers does not allow to define strictly their dimensionality and to model anisotropic magnetic behavior of the compounds. However, with high probability a honey-comb like layer structure could be expected for [M(cyclam)]{sub 3}[Re(CN){sub 7}]{sub 2} complexes, studied in this work, because such an arrangement is the most common among the bimetallic assemblies of hexa- and octacyanometallates with a ratio [M(cyclam)]/[M(CN){sub n}]=3/2. For the first time was prepared and fully characterized a precursor (n-Bu{sub 4}N){sub 2}[Ru(NO)(CN){sub 5}], soluble in organic media. - Graphical abstract: The very first results in the design of 2D coordination polymers based on penta- and heptacyanometallates of 4d and5d transitions metals are presented. - Highlights: • Design of coordination polymers based on penta- and heptacyanometallates. • New Ru and Re cyanide based heterobimetallic coordination complexes. • Hydrolysis and ox/red processes involving [Re(CN){sub 7}]{sup 3+} during crystallization. • High magnetic anisotropy of [M(cyclam)]{sub 3}[Re(CN){sub 7}]{sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub n}, M=Cu, Ni, complexes.

  19. Aligned and Electrospun Piezoelectric Polymer Fiber Assembly and Scaffold

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    Scott-Carnell, Lisa A. (Inventor); Siochi, Emilie J. (Inventor); Holloway, Nancy M. (Inventor); Leong, Kam W. (Inventor); Kulangara, Karina (Inventor)

    2015-01-01

    A scaffold assembly and related methods of manufacturing and/or using the scaffold for stem cell culture and tissue engineering applications are disclosed which at least partially mimic a native biological environment by providing biochemical, topographical, mechanical and electrical cues by using an electroactive material. The assembly includes at least one layer of substantially aligned, electrospun polymer fiber having an operative connection for individual voltage application. A method of cell tissue engineering and/or stem cell differentiation uses the assembly seeded with a sample of cells suspended in cell culture media, incubates and applies voltage to one or more layers, and thus produces cells and/or a tissue construct. In another aspect, the invention provides a method of manufacturing the assembly including the steps of providing a first pre-electroded substrate surface; electrospinning a first substantially aligned polymer fiber layer onto the first surface; providing a second pre-electroded substrate surface; electrospinning a second substantially aligned polymer fiber layer onto the second surface; and, retaining together the layered surfaces with a clamp and/or an adhesive compound.

  20. Aligned and Electrospun Piezoelectric Polymer Fiber Assembly and Scaffold

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    Scott Carnell, Lisa A. (Inventor); Siochi, Emilie J. (Inventor); Holloway, Nancy M. (Inventor); Leong, Kam W. (Inventor); Kulangara, Karina (Inventor)

    2017-01-01

    A method of manufacturing and/or using a scaffold assembly for stem cell culture and tissue engineering applications is disclosed. The scaffold at least partially mimics a native biological environment by providing biochemical, topographical, mechanical and electrical cues by using an electroactive material. The assembly includes at least one layer of substantially aligned, electrospun polymer fiber having an operative connection for individual voltage application. A method of cell tissue engineering and/or stem cell differentiation that uses the assembly seeded with a sample of cells suspended in cell culture media, incubates and applies voltage to one or more layers, and thus produces cells and/or a tissue construct. In another aspect, the invention provides a method of manufacturing the assembly including the steps of providing a first pre-electroded substrate surface; electrospinning a first substantially aligned polymer fiber layer onto the first surface; providing a second pre-electroded substrate surface; electrospinning a second substantially aligned polymer fiber layer onto the second surface; and, retaining together the layered surfaces with a clamp and/or an adhesive compound.

  1. Metal-coordination: using more of nature's tricks to assemble new soft materials

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    Holten-Andersen, Niels

    2014-03-01

    Growing evidence supports a critical role of metal-coordination in soft biological material properties such as self-healing, underwater adhesion and autonomous wound plugging. Using bio-inspired metal-coordinating polymers, initial efforts to mimic these properties have shown promise. In addition, with polymer network mechanics dictated by coordinate crosslink dynamics material properties can be easily tuned from visco-elastic fluids to elastic solids. Given their exploitation in desirable material applications in nature, metal-coordinate crosslinking provides an opportunity to advance synthetic polymer materials design. Early lessons from this pursuit are presented.

  2. Synthesis, Structure and Properties of Two Novel 2D Zinc(II) Coordination Polymers based on Fluconazole and Benzene Carboxylic Acid

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    Pan, Ganghong; Tang, Jingniu; Xu, Wenjia; Liang, Peng; Huang, Zhongjing [Guangxi University for Nationalities, Nanning (China)

    2013-12-15

    The design and synthesis of coordination polymers have aroused great interest owing to their intriguing aesthetic structures and potential applications in nonlinear optics, gas storage, ion exchange, luminescence, magnetism and catalysis. Self-assembly of bridging organic ligands (connectors) and multi-connected metal ions can give rise to various types of interesting coordination polymers. Since metal ion Zn(II) with d{sup 10} electronic configuration permits a variety of coordination numbers and geometries which are not dependent on ligand field stabilization but on ligand size and charge, it is well suited for the construction of various coordination polymers. Its borderline hardness allows the coordination of N, O and S donor atoms.

  3. Mediator coordinates PIC assembly with recruitment of CHD1.

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    Lin, Justin J; Lehmann, Lynn W; Bonora, Giancarlo; Sridharan, Rupa; Vashisht, Ajay A; Tran, Nancy; Plath, Kathrin; Wohlschlegel, James A; Carey, Michael

    2011-10-15

    Murine Chd1 (chromodomain helicase DNA-binding protein 1), a chromodomain-containing chromatin remodeling protein, is necessary for embryonic stem (ES) cell pluripotency. Chd1 binds to nucleosomes trimethylated at histone 3 Lys 4 (H3K4me3) near the beginning of active genes but not to bivalent domains also containing H3K27me3. To address the mechanism of this specificity, we reproduced H3K4me3- and CHD1-stimulated gene activation in HeLa extracts. Multidimensional protein identification technology (MuDPIT) and immunoblot analyses of purified preinitiation complexes (PICs) revealed the recruitment of CHD1 to naive chromatin but enhancement on H3K4me3 chromatin. Studies in depleted extracts showed that the Mediator coactivator complex, which controls PIC assembly, is also necessary for CHD1 recruitment. MuDPIT analyses of CHD1-associated proteins support the recruitment data and reveal numerous components of the PIC, including Mediator. In vivo, CHD1 and Mediator are recruited to an inducible gene, and genome-wide binding of the two proteins correlates well with active gene transcription in mouse ES cells. Finally, coimmunoprecipitation of CHD1 and Mediator from cell extracts can be ablated by shRNA knockdown of a specific Mediator subunit. Our data support a model in which the Mediator coordinates PIC assembly along with the recruitment of CHD1. The combined action of the PIC and H3K4me3 provides specificity in targeting CHD1 to active genes.

  4. Coordination Polymer Gels with Modular Nanomorphologies, Tunable Emissions, and Stimuli-Responsive Behavior Based on an Amphiphilic Tripodal Gelator.

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    Sutar, Papri; Maji, Tapas Kumar

    2017-08-21

    The recent upsurge in research on coordination polymer gels (CPGs) stems from their synthetic modularity, nanoscale processability, and versatile functionalities. Here we report self-assembly of an amphiphilic, tripodal low-molecular weight gelator (L) that consists of 4,4',4-[1,3,5-phenyl-tri(methoxy)]-tris-benzene core and 2,2':6',2″-terpyridyl termini, with different metal ions toward the formation of CPGs that show controllable nanomorphologies, tunable emission, and stimuli-responsive behaviors. L can also act as a selective chemosensor for Zn(II) with very low limit of detection (0.18 ppm) in aqueous medium. Coordination-driven self-assembly of L with Zn(II) in H2O/MeOH solvent mixture results in a coordination polymer hydrogel (ZnL) that exhibits sheet like morphology and charge-transfer emission. On the other hand, coordination of L with Tb(III) and Eu(III) in CHCl3/tetrahydrofuran solvent mixture results in green- and red-emissive CPGs, respectively, with nanotubular morphology. Moreover, precise stoichiometric control of L/Eu(III)/Tb(III) ratio leads to the formation of bimetallic CPGs that show emissions over a broad spectral range, including white-light-emission. We also explore the multistimuli responsive properties of the white-light-emitting CPG by exploiting the dynamics of Ln(III)-tpy coordination.

  5. Bringing an "old" biological buffer to coordination chemistry: new 1D and 3D coordination polymers with [Cu(4)(Hbes)(4)] cores for mild hydrocarboxylation of alkanes.

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    Kirillov, Alexander M; Coelho, Jaime A S; Kirillova, Marina V; da Silva, M Fátima C Guedes; Nesterov, Dmytro S; Gruenwald, Katrin R; Haukka, Matti; Pombeiro, Armando J L

    2010-07-19

    New water-soluble 1D and 3D Cu(II)/Na coordination polymers 1-3 bearing unprecedented [Cu(4)(Hbes)(4)] cores have been easily generated by aqueous-medium self-assembly and fully characterized, thus opening up the use of the common biological buffer H(3)bes, (HO(3)SCH(2)CH(2))N(CH(2)CH(2)OH)(2), in synthetic coordination chemistry. Apart from representing the first isolated and structurally characterized coordination compounds derived from H(3)bes, 1-3 show a remarkable promoting effect in the mild aqueous-medium hydrocarboxylation, by CO and H(2)O, of gaseous alkanes (C(3)H(8) and n-C(4)H(10)) to the corresponding carboxylic acids, which are obtained in up to 95% yields based on the alkane.

  6. Smart lanthanide coordination polymer fluorescence probe for mercury(II) determination

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    Liu, Baoxia [Henan Key Laboratory Cultivation Base of Nanobiological Analytical Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shangqiu Normal University, Shangqiu 476000 (China); Huang, Yankai [Henan Key Laboratory Cultivation Base of Nanobiological Analytical Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shangqiu Normal University, Shangqiu 476000 (China); College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001 (China); Zhu, Xu; Hao, Yuanqiang [Henan Key Laboratory Cultivation Base of Nanobiological Analytical Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shangqiu Normal University, Shangqiu 476000 (China); Ding, Yujie [College of Biochemical Engineering, Anhui Polytechnic University, Wuhu 241000 (China); Wei, Wei; Wang, Qi [Henan Key Laboratory Cultivation Base of Nanobiological Analytical Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shangqiu Normal University, Shangqiu 476000 (China); Qu, Peng, E-mail: qupeng0212@163.com [Henan Key Laboratory Cultivation Base of Nanobiological Analytical Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shangqiu Normal University, Shangqiu 476000 (China); College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001 (China); Xu, Maotian, E-mail: xumaotian@sqnc.edu.cn [Henan Key Laboratory Cultivation Base of Nanobiological Analytical Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shangqiu Normal University, Shangqiu 476000 (China); College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001 (China)

    2016-03-17

    Lanthanide coordination polymers (LCPs) have recently emerged as attractive biosensor materials due to their flexible components, high tailorable properties and unique luminescence features. In this work, we designed a smart LCP probe of Tb-CIP/AMP {(CIP, ciprofloxacin) (AMP, adenosine monophosphate)} for Hg{sup 2+} detection by using lanthanide ions as metal nodes, CIP as ligand molecule, and AMP as bridging linker and recognition unit. Tb-CIP/AMP emits strong green luminescence due to the inclusion of AMP, which withdraws the coordinated water molecules and shields Tb{sup 3+} from the quenching effect of O–H vibration in water molecules. The subsequent addition of Hg{sup 2+} into Tb-CIP/AMP can strongly quench the fluorescence because of the specific coordination interaction between AMP and Hg{sup 2+}. As a kind of Hg{sup 2+} nanosensor, the probe exhibited excellent selectivity for Hg{sup 2+} and high sensitivity with detection limit of 0.16 nM. In addition, the probe has long fluorescence lifetime up to millisecond and has been applied to detect Hg{sup 2+} in drinking water and human urine samples with satisfactory results. We envision that our strategy, in the future, could be extended to the designation of other LCP-based hypersensitive time-gated luminescence assays in biological media and biomedical imaging. - Highlights: • Lanthanide coordination polymer of Tb-CIP/AMP was synthesized via a simple self-assembly process. • AMP was employed as a bifunctional molecule for both fluorescence sensitization and target recognition. • Hypersensitive detection of Hg{sup 2+} was achieved based on time-resolved spectroscopy.

  7. Building-up novel coordination polymer with Zn (II) porphyrin dimer ...

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    Single crystal X-ray structures of all the complexes are reported in which a stable one-dimensional coordination polymer is produced only in 1·L2 that is, to the best of our knowledge, the first structural report of 1D-coordination polymer with porphyrin dimer. Solution structures of the complexes along with binding studies in ...

  8. Construction of copper-based coordination polymers with 1D chain ...

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    Copper; coordination polymers; bis(pyridyl)tetrazine; crystal structures; photoluminescence. 1. Introduction. The design and synthesis of coordination polymers. (CPs) has attracted significant attention owing to their intriguing aesthetic structures and interesting topolo- gies as well as their potential applications in the.

  9. coordination polymers derived from two different bis-pyridyl-bis-am

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    Three new Ni(II) coordination polymers exhibiting different 1D and 2D framework structures have been hydrothermally ... Keywords. Metal-organic coordination polymer; crystal structure; bis-pyridyl-bis-amide ligand; fluorescence; photocatalysis ... materials for luminescence, catalysis, gas storage and separation, magnetism ...

  10. Ultrafast energy transfer in oligofluorene-aluminum bis(8-hydroxyquinoline)acetylacetone coordination polymers.

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    Montes, Victor A; Zyryanov, Grigory V; Danilov, Evgeny; Agarwal, Neeraj; Palacios, Manuel A; Anzenbacher, Pavel

    2009-02-11

    Understanding the excited-state dynamics in conjugated systems can lead to their better utilization in optical sensors, organic photovoltaics (OPVs), and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). We present the synthesis of self-assembled coordination polymers comprising two types of fluorescent moieties: discrete fluorene oligomers of a well-defined length (n = 1-9) connected via aluminum(III) bis(8-quinolinolate)acetylacetone joints. Due to their well-defined structure, these materials allowed for a detailed study of energy migration processes within the materials. Thus, femtosecond transient spectroscopy was used to study the ultrafast energy transfer from the oligofluorene to the quinolinolate moieties, which was found to proceed at a rate of 10(11) s(-1). The experimental results were found to be in agreement with the behavior predicted according to the Beljonne's improved Forster model of energy transfer. In addition, the solid-state and semiconductor properties of these coordination polymers allowed for the fabrication of OLEDs. Preliminary experiments with simple two- and three-layer devices fabricated by spin-coating yield bright yellow electroluminescence with maximum brightness of 6000 cd/m(2), with a turn-on voltage of approximately 6 V and a maximum external quantum efficiency of up to 1.2%, suggesting their potential for use in PLED applications.

  11. A series of novel zinc(II) entangled coordination polymers based on carboxyphenyl-terpyridine ligands.

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    Gai, Yan-Li; Jiang, Fei-Long; Chen, Lian; Bu, Yang; Wu, Ming-Yan; Zhou, Kang; Pan, Jie; Hong, Mao-Chun

    2013-07-21

    Hydrothermal synthesis has afforded five divalent zinc coordination polymers containing 4-(4-carboxyphenyl)-2,2':6',2''-terpyridine (HL1) or its isomer 4-(4-carboxyphenyl)-2,2':4',4''-terpyridine (HL2), with or without the addition of auxiliary ligands, 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid (H3btc) and 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid (H2bdc). Their structures have been characterized by single crystal X-ray analyses and further characterized by infrared spectra, elemental analyses, powder X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analyses and photoluminescent spectra. Across this series, the π···π interactions have a dramatic impact on the self-assembly of these entanglement structures, in either case it can exert an important structure-directing role. In addition, the disposition of pyridine nitrogen atoms in ligands also plays a large role in structure direction in this system. Complex 1 is a 2D + 2D→3D inclined polycatenated coordination polymer based on the resulting array of 2D (6,3) layers constructed by 1D→2D π···π directed self-assembly. Complex 2 is assembled into a 3D framework by means of 1D + 1D→3D mutual interdigitation based on 1D→1D self-assembly driven by π···π stacking interactions. Complex 3 shows a 2D + 2D→3D interdigital network involving 2D + 2D→2D parallel interpenetrated and 2D + 2D→2D interdigital (4,4) layer motifs. Complex 4 displays a 2D + 2D→3D polythreaded framework based on a 2D (4,4) network comprised of alternating rings and rods. Complex 5 is a (3,4)-connected 3D framework with topology (4.8(2).10(3))(4.8(2)). In comparison with covalently connected entanglements, such π···π directing self-assembly of entanglements are far less explored, especially, polycatenane based on 1D chain motifs and polythread based on 2D layer motifs are rarely reported. Furthermore, the luminescent properties of complexes 1-5 at room temperature have also been studied in detail herein.

  12. Nanoscale coordination polymers exhibiting luminescence properties and NMR relaxivity

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    Chelebaeva, Elena; Larionova, Joulia; Guari, Yannick; Ferreira, Rute A. S.; Carlos, Luis D.; Trifonov, Alexander A.; Kalaivani, Thangavel; Lascialfari, Alessandro; Guérin, Christian; Molvinger, Karine; Datas, Lucien; Maynadier, Marie; Gary-Bobo, Magali; Garcia, Marcel

    2011-03-01

    This article presents the first example of ultra-small (3-4 nm) magneto-luminescent cyano-bridged coordination polymer nanoparticles Ln0.333+Gdx3+/[Mo(CN)8]3- (Ln = Eu (x = 0.34), Tb (x = 0.35)) enwrapped by a natural biocompatible polymer chitosan. The aqueous colloidal solutions of these nanoparticles present a luminescence characteristic of the corresponding lanthanides (5D0 --> 7F0-4 (Eu3+) or the 5D4 --> 7F6-2 (Tb3+)) under UV excitation and a green luminescence of the chitosan shell under excitation in the visible region. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) efficiency, i.e. the nuclear relaxivity, measurements performed for Ln0.333+Gdx3+/[Mo(CN)8]3- nanoparticles show r1p and r2p relaxivities slightly higher than or comparable to the ones of the commercial paramagnetic compounds Gd-DTPA® or Omniscan® indicating that our samples may potentially be considered as a positive contrast agent for MRI. The in vitro studies performed on these nanoparticles show that they maybe internalized into human cancer and normal cells and well detected by fluorescence at the single cell level. They present high stability even at low pH and lack of cytotoxicity both in human cancer and normal cells.This article presents the first example of ultra-small (3-4 nm) magneto-luminescent cyano-bridged coordination polymer nanoparticles Ln0.333+Gdx3+/[Mo(CN)8]3- (Ln = Eu (x = 0.34), Tb (x = 0.35)) enwrapped by a natural biocompatible polymer chitosan. The aqueous colloidal solutions of these nanoparticles present a luminescence characteristic of the corresponding lanthanides (5D0 --> 7F0-4 (Eu3+) or the 5D4 --> 7F6-2 (Tb3+)) under UV excitation and a green luminescence of the chitosan shell under excitation in the visible region. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) efficiency, i.e. the nuclear relaxivity, measurements performed for Ln0.333+Gdx3+/[Mo(CN)8]3- nanoparticles show r1p and r2p relaxivities slightly higher than or comparable to the ones of the commercial paramagnetic compounds Gd

  13. Bioinspired assembly of nanoplatelets for reinforced polymer nanocomposites

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    Huang, Wei-Han; Dou, Xuan; Jiang, Peng

    2011-04-01

    Bio-inspired assembly of platelet particles and polyelectrolytes into ordered layered nanocomposites, which mimic the brick-and-mortar nanostructure found in the nacreous layer of mollusk shells, is of great technological importance in developing light-weight reinforced materials, separation membranes, and gas-barrier coatings. Unfortunately, the widely utilized layer-by-layer self-assembly technology is tedious in creating thick multilayered coatings. Here we report a simple filtration technology that enables the scalable production of inorganic nanoplatelets-polymer nanocomposites with layered structures. Water suspended montmorillonite (MTM) nanoclay platelets are pre-mixed with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) aqueous solution to make stable colloidal suspensions. By using a simple vacuum filtration setup, ordered layered MTM nanoclay-PVA nanocomposites with controlled thickness can be easily prepared. The resulting selfstanding films exhibit higher tensile strength and toughness than those of natural inorganic-organic nanocomposites including nacre, bone, and dentin.

  14. Self-assembly of hyperbranched polymers and its biomedical applications.

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    Zhou, Yongfeng; Huang, Wei; Liu, Jinyao; Zhu, Xinyuan; Yan, Deyue

    2010-11-02

    Hyperbranched polymers (HBPs) are highly branched macromolecules with a three-dimensional dendritic architecture. Due to their unique topological structure and interesting physical/chemical properties, HBPs have attracted wide attention from both academia and industry. In this paper, the recent developments in HBP self-assembly and their biomedical applications have been comprehensively reviewed. Many delicate supramolecular structures from zero-dimension (0D) to three-dimension (3D), such as micelles, fibers, tubes, vesicles, membranes, large compound vesicles and physical gels, have been prepared through the solution or interfacial self-assembly of amphiphilic HBPs. In addition, these supramolecular structures have shown promising applications in the biomedical areas including drug delivery, protein purification/detection/delivery, gene transfection, antibacterial/antifouling materials and cytomimetic chemistry. Such developments promote the interdiscipline researches among surpramolecular chemistry, biomedical chemistry, nano-technology and functional materials.

  15. Carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption behavior of mixed matrix polymer composites containing a flexible coordination polymer.

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    Culp, Jeffrey T; Sui, Lang; Goodman, Angela; Luebke, David

    2013-03-01

    Mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) comprised of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) dispersed in organic polymers are popular materials under study for potential applications in gas separations. However, research on MMMs containing structurally dynamic sorbents known as flexible MOFs has only very recently appeared in the literature. The thermodynamic requirements of the structure transition between the low porosity and high porosity phases of flexible MOFs may provide a mechanism for high adsorption selectivity in these materials. A fundamental question in MMMs containing flexible MOFs is how the constraint of the polymer matrix on the intrinsic expansion of the flexible MOF particles that occurs during gas adsorption might affect the thermodynamics of this structural phase transition and influence the gas adsorption properties of the embedded MOF. To investigate the fundamental nature of this flexible MOF-polymer interface, thin films of ~20 um thickness were prepared using the flexible linear chain coordination polymer catena-bis(dibenzoylmethanato)-(4,4'bipyridyl)nickel(II) "Ni(Bpy)(DBM)(2)" embedded as 35 wt% dispersions in Matrimid®, polystyrene, and polysulfone. The adsorption of CO(2) in the polymers and embedded particles was studied using in situ ATR-FTIR spectroscopy and variable temperature volumetric CO(2) adsorption/desorption isotherms. Interestingly, no effect of the polymer matrix on the gas adsorption behavior of the embedded Ni(Bpy)(DBM)(2) particles was observed. The composite samples all showed the same threshold pressures for CO(2) absorption and desorption hysteresis associated with the structural phase change in the polymer embedded Ni(Bpy)(DBM)(2) particles as was observed in the pristine polycrystalline sample. The current results contrast those recently reported for a MMM containing the flexible MOF "NH(2)-MIL-53" where a significant increase in the threshold pressure for CO(2) adsorption associated with the structural phase change of the MOF was

  16. Ion-specific self-assembly of low-dimension aggregate structures of conjugated polymer at two-phase interface.

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    Zhou, Chunjie; Chen, Nan; Yang, Jien; Liu, Huibiao; Li, Yuliang

    2012-04-23

    A novel and facile approach to manipulate the morphology of Cu(2+)-ion-specific assembly of conjugated polymer by coordinative interaction at an oil-water two-phase interface is present. The application of increasing importance is the use of π-conjugated polymers as receptors, exploiting their ability to selectively form complexes, which can obviously change the optical properties in solution and induce the formation of varied solid nano/microstructures. By this method, microtubes are formed through self-rolling of a strained ionic bilayer film at the oil/water interface. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. Self-Assembled Nanorods and Nanoplates in Polymer Nanocomposite Films

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    Composto, Russell

    Polymer nanocomposite (PNC) films combine the processibility of polymers with the functional properties, such as electrical conductivity, toughness and transparency, imparted by the type and dispersion nanoparticle. In this work we investigate the assembly of polymer grafted gold nanorods (NRs) in homopolymer and block copolymer films. By tuning brush and matrix molecular weight, the dispersion and alignment (side by side versus end-to-end) of NRs is tailored to control the optical properties, such as a blue or red shift in the surface plasmon resonance (SPR). Simulations to predict thermodynamic conditions for dispersion/aggregation are presented. Moreover, mixed brushes and bimodal brush lengths grafted to NRs are shown to improve dispersion and self consistent field calculations provide insight into the thermodynamic driving force for this behavior. The dispersion of upconverting nanoplates in homopolymer films is also presented. Using cylindrical block copolymer films, NRs locate at the surface and span neighboring vertical domains. Simulations provide a thermodynamic explanation for the preferential location of NRs as a function of length. Finally, a short discussion of nanoparticle dynamics in crowded and confined systems concludes this presentation. NSF DMR-1507713, NSF MWN DMR-1210379, and NSF PIRE OISE-1545884.

  18. Light driven mesoscale assembly of a coordination polymeric gelator into flowers and stars with distinct properties.

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    Mukhopadhyay, Rahul Dev; Praveen, Vakayil K; Hazra, Arpan; Maji, Tapas Kumar; Ajayaghosh, Ayyappanpillai

    2015-11-13

    Control over the self-assembly process of porous organic-inorganic hybrids often leads to unprecedented polymorphism and properties. Herein we demonstrate how light can be a powerful tool to intervene in the kinetically controlled mesoscale self-assembly of a coordination polymeric gelator. Ultraviolet light induced coordination modulation via photoisomerisation of an azobenzene based dicarboxylate linker followed by aggregation mediated crystal growth resulted in two distinct morphological forms (flowers and stars), which show subtle differences in their physical properties.

  19. Self-Assembly and Surface-Patterning of Polymer-Functionalized Nanoparticles

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    Choueiri, Rachel

    This thesis explores the preparation of polymer-functionalized nanoparticles, the surface-segregation of their polymer ligands to generate patchy nanocolloids, and the use of patchy and non-patchy polymer-functionalized nanoparticles as building blocks for self-assembly. In Chapter 3, the self-assembly of nanospheres uniformly functionalized with polymer was explored. Both chain-like and globular structures were generated from the same spherical nanoparticle building blocks by tuning the interplay of nanoscale forces. The molecular weight of polymer ligands and the polarity and ionic strength of the self-assembly medium were changed to adjust the interparticle hydrophobic attraction and electrostatic repulsion in order to obtain the desired self-assembled structure. The experimental results were in agreement with theoretical predictions for the most thermodynamically favourable self-assemblies. Hierarchical structures made from assembled globules of nanospheres were also generated and the reversibility of the self-assemblies was demonstrated. In Chapter 4, the segregation of polymer ligands into pinned micelles on the surface of nanospheres was explored. Single and multi-patch nanospheres were generated by studying the interplay of nanosphere curvature and polymer molecular weight. The statistics of patchy nanosphere species was quantified and compared to theoretical predictions. Permanent crosslinking of polymer patches was achieved in addition to tomography of the generated colloids to further characterize the morphology. In Chapter 5, the surface segregation of polymer ligands on nanoparticles with different shapes and composition such as spherocylindrical nanorods, nanorods with a dumbbell shape, and nanocubes was demonstrated. The surface segregation of different polymers (including pH-responsive and conductive polymers) on nanospheres was also achieved demonstrating the versatility of the polymer segregation approach for nanopatterning. In addition, the self-assembly

  20. Supramolecular Polymer Network-Mediated Self-Assembly of Semicrystalline Polymers with Excellent Crystalline Performance.

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    Cheng, Chih-Chia; Chuang, Wei-Tsung; Lee, Duu-Jong; Xin, Zhong; Chiu, Chih-Wei

    2017-03-01

    A novel application of supramolecular interactions within semicrystalline polymers, capable of self-assembling into supramolecular polymer networks via self-complementary multiple hydrogen-bonded complexes, is demonstrated for efficient construction of highly controlled self-organizing hierarchical structures to offer a direct, efficient nucleation pathway resulting in superior crystallization performance. Herein, a novel functionalized poly(ε-caprolactone) containing self-complementary sextuple hydrogen-bonded uracil-diamidopyridine (U-DPy) moieties is successfully developed and demonstrated excellent thermal and viscoelastic properties as well as high dynamic structural stability in the bulk state due to physical cross-linking created by reversible sextuple hydrogen bonding between U-DPy units. Due to the ability to vary the extent of the reversible network by tuning the U-DPy content, this newly developed material can be readily adjusted to obtain the desired crystalline products with specific characteristics. Importantly, incorporating only 0.1% U-DPy resulted in a polymer with a high crystallization rate constant, short crystallization half-time, and much more rapid crystallization kinetics than pristine PCL, indicating a low content of U-DPy moieties provides highly efficient nucleation sites that manipulate the nucleation and growth processes of polymer crystals to promote crystallization and chain alignment in bulk. This new system is suggested as a potential new route to substantially improve the performance of polymer crystallization. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  1. Coordination Polymers of 4,4'-(8-Quinolinolyl-5-methylenoxy Diphenyl Sulfide

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    K. D. Patel

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Coordination polymers containing a novel bis(oxine bidentate ligand, namely 4,4'-[(8-Quinolinolyl-5-methylenoxy diphenyl sulfide H2L have been prepared with the metal ions Zn(II, Cu(II, Ni(II, Co(II and Mn(II. The novel bis-(bidentate ligand was synthesized by condensation of 5-chloromethyl-8-hydroxyquinoline hydrochloride with 4,4'-dihydroxy diphenyl sulfide in the presence of a base catalyst. All of these coordination polymers and the parent ligand were characterized by elemental analyses, and IR spectral and diffuse reflectance spectral studies. The thermal stability and number-average molecular weights (Mn of all of the coordination polymers were determined by thermogravimetric analyses and non-aqueous conductometric titrations, respectively. In addition, all of the coordination polymers have been characterized by their magnetic susceptibilities

  2. An Unusual Pseudo-Coordination Polymer of Dithia-18-Crown-6 with Heavy Metal

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    Kang, Gyeongchan [Yeosu High School, Yeosu (Korea, Republic of); Park, Inhyeok; Lee, Shimsung [Gyeongsang National Univ., Jinju (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-11-15

    The assembly reactions of 1,10-dithia-18-crown-6 (L) with mercury(II) and/or cadmium(II) salts provide metallosupramolecules with the unusual arrangement due to the formation of the mercury(II) halides (chloride and iodide) clusters which locate outside the macrocyclic cavity. In the reaction with mercury(II) chloride, we were able to isolate the 1D pseudo-coordination polymer 1 which resembles the ivy leaves. In 1, it is considered that the 1D zigzag array of Hg-Cl-Hg-Cl chain as a leaf-stem and the macrocyclic complexes as leaves. While, from the reaction of mercury(II) iodide and cadmium(II) iodide mixture, the discrete complex 2 with two macrocyclic cadmium(II) complex cation parts and one mercury(II) iodide cluster anion part was isolated. In both cases, each metal center is seven-coordinate, being bound to all the donors of L, with its seventh site being occupied by one halide atom, adopting a distorted monocapped trigonal prism.

  3. Rail-Guided Multi-Robot System for 3D Cellular Hydrogel Assembly with Coordinated Nanomanipulation

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    Huaping Wang

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The 3D assembly of micro-/nano-building blocks with multi-nanomanipulator coordinated manipulation is one of the central elements of nanomanipulation. A novel rail-guided nanomanipulation system was proposed for the assembly of a cellular vascular-like hydrogel microchannel. The system was equipped with three nanomanipulators and was restricted on the rail in order to realize the arbitrary change of the end-effectors during the assembly. It was set up with hybrid motors to achieve both a large operating space and a 30 nm positional resolution. The 2D components such as the assembly units were fabricated through the encapsulation of cells in the hydrogel. The coordinated manipulation strategies among the multi-nanomanipulators were designed with vision feedback and were demonstrated through the bottom-up assembly of the vascular-like microtube. As a result, the multi-layered microchannel was assembled through the cooperation of the nanomanipulation system.

  4. In-syringe extraction using dissolvable layered double hydroxide-polymer sponges templated from hierarchically porous coordination polymers.

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    Ghani, Milad; Frizzarin, Rejane M; Maya, Fernando; Cerdà, Víctor

    2016-07-01

    Herein we report the use of cobalt porous coordination polymers (PCP) as intermediates to prepare advanced extraction media based on layered double hydroxides (LDH) supported on melamine polymer foam. The obtained dissolvable Ni-Co LDH composite sponges can be molded and used as sorbent for the in-syringe solid-phase extraction (SPE) of phenolic acids from fruit juices. The proposed sorbent is obtained due to the surfactant-assisted self-assembly of Co(II)/imidazolate PCPs on commercially available melamine foam, followed by the in situ conversion of the PCP into the final dissolvable LDH coating. Advantageous features for SPE are obtained by using PCPs with hierarchical porosity (HPCPs). The LDH-sponge prepared using intermediate HPCPs (HLDH-sponge) is placed in the headspace of a glass syringe, enabling flow-through extraction followed by analyte elution by the dissolution of the LDH coating in acidic conditions. Three phenolic acids (gallic acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid and caffeic acid) were extracted and quantified using high performance liquid chromatography. Using a 5mL sample volume, the obtained detection limits were 0.15-0.35μgL(-1). The proposed method for the preparation of HLDH-sponges showed a good reproducibility as observed from the intra- and inter-day RSD's, which were <10% for all analytes. The batch-to-batch reproducibility for three different batches of HLDH-sponges was 10.6-11.2%. Enrichment factors of 15-21 were obtained. The HLDH-sponges were applied satisfactorily to the determination of phenolic acids in natural and commercial fruit juices, obtaining relative recoveries among 89.7-95.3%. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Dielectric Performance of Polymer Nanocomposites: Matrix Free, Hairy Nanoparticle Assemblies and Amorphous Polymer-Nanoparticle Blends

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    Grabowski, Christopher; Opsitnick, Elizabeth; Koerner, Hilmar; Meth, Jeffrey; Bockstaller, Michael; Durstock, Michael; Vaia, Richard

    2014-03-01

    Over the past decade, polymer nanocomposites (PNCs) have been developed for electrical insulation and capacitor films to achieve extreme energy-power storage. The quality of nanoparticle dispersion has been shown to greatly affect dielectric performance. Nanoparticle aggregates function as defect sites and dramatically reduce dielectric strength. It is unclear, however, to what extent enhanced nanoparticle order (or perfect dispersion) can improve energy storage properties. Uniform dispersions of silica colloids (15 and 29 nm diam.) in polystyrene (PS) and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) have been achieved by two methods: (1) solvent-annealed, two-component, polymer-nanoparticle blends and (2) single-component matrix free, hairy nanoparticle assemblies. The dielectric strength, permittivity, and energy storage over a wide range of silica loadings (0-50% v/v) will be discussed. Our findings indicate PS NCs have comparable breakdown strength for blend and hairy nanoparticle assemblies, while at intermediate silica loadings (~ 15% v/v) PMMA grafted silica assemblies show enhanced breakdown strength compared to simple blends. Dielectric permittivity follows the Bruggeman effective medium model for all materials.

  6. Bioinspired design and assembly of platelet reinforced polymer films.

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    Bonderer, Lorenz J; Studart, André R; Gauckler, Ludwig J

    2008-02-22

    Although strong and stiff human-made composites have long been developed, the microstructure of today's most advanced composites has yet to achieve the order and sophisticated hierarchy of hybrid materials built up by living organisms in nature. Clay-based nanocomposites with layered structure can reach notable stiffness and strength, but these properties are usually not accompanied by the ductility and flaw tolerance found in the structures generated by natural hybrid materials. By using principles found in natural composites, we showed that layered hybrid films combining high tensile strength and ductile behavior can be obtained through the bottom-up colloidal assembly of strong submicrometer-thick ceramic platelets within a ductile polymer matrix.

  7. Engineering Metal Ion Coordination to Regulate Amyloid Fibril Assembly And Toxicity

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    Dong, J.; Canfield, J.M.; Mehta, A.K.; Shokes, J.E.; Tian, B.; Childers, W.S.; Simmons, J.A.; Mao, Z.; Scott, R.A.; Warncke, K.; Lynn, D.G.

    2009-06-02

    Protein and peptide assembly into amyloid has been implicated in functions that range from beneficial epigenetic controls to pathological etiologies. However, the exact structures of the assemblies that regulate biological activity remain poorly defined. We have previously used Zn{sup 2+} to modulate the assembly kinetics and morphology of congeners of the amyloid {beta} peptide (A{beta}) associated with Alzheimer's disease. We now reveal a correlation among A{beta}-Cu{sup 2+} coordination, peptide self-assembly, and neuronal viability. By using the central segment of A{beta}, HHQKLVFFA or A{beta}(13-21), which contains residues H13 and H14 implicated in A{beta}-metal ion binding, we show that Cu{sup 2+} forms complexes with A{beta}(13-21) and its K16A mutant and that the complexes, which do not self-assemble into fibrils, have structures similar to those found for the human prion protein, PrP. N-terminal acetylation and H14A substitution, Ac-A{beta}(13-21)H14A, alters metal coordination, allowing Cu{sup 2+} to accelerate assembly into neurotoxic fibrils. These results establish that the N-terminal region of A{beta} can access different metal-ion-coordination environments and that different complexes can lead to profound changes in A{beta} self-assembly kinetics, morphology, and toxicity. Related metal-ion coordination may be critical to the etiology of other neurodegenerative diseases.

  8. Metal selective co-ordinative self-assembly of -donors

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    ... and Ag+. With different fluorescent response for metal complexes, we essentially obtained similar 1-D assemblies suggesting similar binding modes for all of them. Supramolecular approach through which morphology of an electron donor moiety can be engineered by metal ions can be a new tool in nanoelectronics.

  9. Crystallization-driven assembly of conjugated-polymer-based nanostructures

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    Hayward, Ryan C. [Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (United States). Polymer Science & Engineering

    2016-10-15

    The goal of this project has been to improve our ability to simultaneously control the organization, and therefore the opto-electronic properties, of conjugated-polymer based materials across three different length-scales: 1) the molecular scale, in the sense of controlling growth and functionalization of highly crystalline semiconducting organic materials capable of efficient charge transport, 2) the nanoscale, in terms of positioning n- and p-type materials with domain sizes comparable to exciton diffusion lengths (~ 10 nm) to facilitate charge separation, and 3) the colloidal scale, such that well-defined crystalline nanoscale building blocks can be hierarchically organized into device layers. As described in more detail below, the project was successful in generating powerful new approaches to, and improved fundamental understanding of, processing and self-assembly of organic and hybrid semiconducting materials across all three length-scales. Although the goals of the project were formulated with primarily photovoltaic architectures in mind, the outcomes of the project have significant implications for a variety of conjugated-polymer-based devices including field-effect-transistors for sensors and logic devices, as well as potentially thermoelectrics and battery electrode materials. The project has resulted in 10 peer-reviewed publications to date [1-10], with several additional manuscripts currently in preparation.

  10. Modeling pressure-driven assembly of polymer coated nanoparticles

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    Lane, J. Matthew D.; Salerno, K. Michael; Grest, Gary S.; Fan, Hongyou

    2017-06-01

    High-pressure experiments have successfully produced a variety of gold nanostructures by compressing polymer coated spherical nanoparticles. We apply atomistic simulation to understand the role of the soft polymer response in determining the pressure-driven assembly of gold nanostructures. Quasi-isentropic experiments have shown that 1D, 2D and 3D nanostructures can be formed and recovered from dynamic compression of fcc superlattices of alkanethiol-coated gold nanocrystals on Sandia's Veloce pulsed power accelerator. Molecular modeling has shown that the dimensionality of the final structures depends on the orientation of the superlattice and the uniaxial loading. We describe the role of coating ligand length and grafting density, on ligand migration and deformation processes during pressure-driven coalescence of the cores into permanent nanowires, nanosheets and 3D structures. The role of uniaxial vs isotropic pressure and the effects of compression along various superlattice orientations will be discussed. Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-mission laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.

  11. Unraveling Inter- and Intrachain Electronics in Polythiophene Assemblies Mediated by Coordination Nanospaces.

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    MacLean, Michael W A; Kitao, Takashi; Suga, Takeo; Mizuno, Motohiro; Seki, Shu; Uemura, Takashi; Kitagawa, Susumu

    2016-01-11

    Strong interchain interactions render unsubstituted polythiophene un-fusible, non-melting, and insoluble. Therefore, control of the packing structure, which has a profound effect on the optical and electronic properties of the polymer, has never been achieved. Unsubstituted polythiophene was prepared in the one-dimensional channels of [La(1,3,5-benzenetrisbenzoate)]n, where polymer chains form unprecedented assembly structures mediated by the host framework. It is noteworthy that the emission and carrier transport properties were drastically changed by varying the number of chains within a particular assembly. The response of the composite to additional guests is also examined as a method to use the composites as low-concentration sensors. Our findings show that the encapsulation of polymer chains in host materials is a facile method for understanding the intrinsic properties of conjugated polymers, along with controlling and enhancing their functions. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  12. Bending nanofibers into nanospirals: coordination chemistry as a tool for shaping hydrophobic assemblies.

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    Kossoy, Elizaveta; Weissman, Haim; Rybtchinski, Boris

    2015-01-02

    In the current work, we demonstrate how coordination chemistry can be employed to direct self-assembly based on strong hydrophobic interactions. To investigate the influence of coordination sphere geometry on aqueous self-assembly, we synthesized complexes of the amphiphilic perylene diimide terpyridine ligand with the first-row transition-metal centers (zinc, cobalt, and nickel). In aqueous medium, aggregation of these complexes is induced by hydrophobic interactions between the ligands. However, the final shapes of the resulting assemblies depend on the preferred geometry of the coordination spheres typical for the particular metal center. The self-assembly process was characterized by UV/Vis spectroscopy, zeta potential measurements, and cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM). Coordination of zinc(II) and cobalt(II) leads to the formation of unique nanospiral assemblies, whereas complexation of nickel(II) leads to the formation of straight nanofibers. Notably, coordination bonds are utilized not as connectors between elementary building blocks, but as directing interactions, enabling control over supramolecular geometry. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  13. Synthesis and characterization of some new coordination polymers for third-order nonlinear optical applications

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    Bader, Mamoun M.; Pham, Phuong-Truc T.

    1999-10-01

    Our preliminary results on the synthesis and characterization of a new family of coordination polymers incorporating 8-hydroxyquinoline is described. The new polymers have the following structural features: a metal center, a chromophore, and a flexible spacer group with variable length. These structural features allow us to have an appreciable degree of control over various physical properties of these materials. We report on three different types of polymers: polyethers, polyesters, and polyamides. The chromophores in these polymers were incorporated in the backbone and in one case as a side chain of polyesters.

  14. Room temperature synthesis of a Zn(II) metal-organic coordination polymer for dye removal

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    Abbasi, Alireza, E-mail: aabbasi@khayam.ut.ac.ir [School of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Gharib, Maniya; Najafi, Mahnaz [School of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Tehran, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Janczak, Jan [Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, PO Box 1410, 50-950 Wrocław (Poland)

    2016-03-15

    A new one-dimensional (1D) coordination polymer, [Zn(4,4′-bpy)(H{sub 2}O){sub 4}](ADC)·4H{sub 2}O (1) (4,4′-bpy=4,4′-bipyridine and H{sub 2}ADC=acetylenedicarboxylic acid), was synthesized at room temperature. The crystal structure of the coordination polymer was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Compound 1 was also characterized by FT-IR, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The catalytic activity of 1 was evaluated in the color removal of Bismarck brown as a representative of dye pollutant in water under mild conditions. Coordination polymer 1 exhibited good catalytic activity and stability in the decolorization of Bismarck brown and could be easily recovered and reused for at least three cycles. - Graphical abstract: A new 1D coordination polymer as catalyst for the degradation of Bismarck brown aqueous solution. - Highlights: • A 1D coordination polymer has been synthesized at room temperature. • The prepared compound was utilized for color removal of Bismarck brown dye. • Good catalytic activity and stability in the dye decolorization has been found.

  15. Self-assembly of conjugated oligomers and polymers at the interface: structure and properties

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    Xu, Lirong; Yang, Liu; Lei, Shengbin

    2012-07-01

    In this review, we give a brief account on the recent scanning tunneling microscopy investigation of interfacial structures and properties of π-conjugated semiconducting oligomers and polymers, either at the solid-air (including solid-vacuum) or at the solid-liquid interface. The structural aspects of the self-assembly of both oligomers and polymers are highlighted. Conjugated oligomers can form well ordered supramolecular assemblies either at the air-solid or liquid-solid interface, thanks to the relatively high mobility and structural uniformity in comparison with polymers. The backbone structure, substitution of side chains and functional groups can affect the assembling behavior significantly, which offers the opportunity to tune the supramolecular structure of these conjugated oligomers at the interface. For conjugated polymers, the large molecular weight limits the mobility on the surface and the distribution in size also prevents the formation of long range ordered supramolecular assembly. The submolecular resolution obtained on the assembling monolayers enables a detailed investigation of the chain folding at the interface, both the structural details and the effect on electronic properties. Besides the ability in studying the assembling structures at the interfaces, STM also provides a reasonable way to evaluate the distribution of the molecular weight of conjugated polymers by statistic of the contour length of the adsorbed polymer chains. Both conjugated oligomers and polymers can form composite assemblies with other materials. The ordered assembly of oligomers can act as a template to controllably disperse other molecules such as coronene or fullerene. These investigations open a new avenue to fine tune the assembling structure at the interface and in turn the properties of the composite materials. To summarize scanning tunneling microscopy has demonstrated its surprising ability in the investigation of the assembling structures and properties of

  16. Copper(II)-lanthanide(III) coordination polymers constructed from pyridine-2,5-dicarboxylic acid: Preparation, crystal structure and photoluminescence

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    Xia, Zheng-Qiang; Wei, Qing; Chen, San-Ping; Feng, Xin-Ming; Xie, Gang; Qiao, Cheng-Fang; Zhang, Guo-Chun; Gao, Sheng-Li

    2013-01-01

    A series of 3d-4f heterometallic coordination polymers, formulated as {[Cu3Ln2(pydc)6(H2O)12]·4H2O}n [Ln=Tb (1), Eu (2), Dy (3), Ho (4), Lu (5)], {[CuNd2(pydc)4(H2O)3]·H2O}n (6) and {[Cu3Pr2(pydc)6(H2O)13]·4H2O}n (7) (where H2pydc=pyridine-2,5-dicarboxylic acid), have been hydrothermally prepared by reactions of H2pydc ligand with lanthanide ions in the presence of Cu(II) ion. X-ray crystal structure analysis reveals that these compounds exhibit rich structural chemistry. 1-5 are isomorphous and present a two-dimensional network constructed from Ln2Cu2L2(H2O)2 SBU rings and CuL2(H2O) building blocks. In 6, two-dimensional ladder-like layers based on Nd(III) belts and CuL2O2 units are assembled by H2pydc ligands into a three-dimensional open framework. Polymer 7 displays a two-dimensional wave-like layer structure containing two distinct ring units, in which a new coordination mode of the pydc2- ligand is observed. The results indicate that the coordination flexibility of the pydc2- ligand and lanthanide contraction effect play cooperative roles in the formation of coordination polymers with different polymeric architectures. Compounds 1-2 exhibit intense green and red luminescence emission characteristics of Tb(III) and Eu(III), respectively. Furthermore, elemental analyses (EA), infrared spectra (IR) and thermogravimetric analyses (TGA) of these compounds were also studied.

  17. Direct synthesis of nanoporous carbon nitride fibers using Al-based porous coordination polymers (Al-PCPs).

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    Hu, Ming; Reboul, Julien; Furukawa, Shuhei; Radhakrishnan, Logudurai; Zhang, Yuanjian; Srinivasu, Pavuluri; Iwai, Hideo; Wang, Hongjing; Nemoto, Yoshihiro; Suzuki, Norihiro; Kitagawa, Susumu; Yamauchi, Yusuke

    2011-07-28

    We report a new synthetic route for preparation of nanoporous carbon nitride fibers with graphitic carbon nitride polymers, by calcination of Al-based porous coordination polymers (Al-PCPs) with dicyandiamide (DCDA) under a nitrogen atmosphere.

  18. Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Antitumor Activity of a Ca(II) Coordination Polymer Based on 1,6-Naphthalenedisulfonate and 4,4'-Bipyridyl.

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    Tai, Xishi; Zhao, Wenhua

    2013-08-16

    A novel Ca(II) coordination polymer, [CaL(4,4'-bipyridyl)(H₂O)₄]n (L = 1,6-naphthalenedisulfonate), was synthesized by reaction of calcium perchlorate with 1,6-naphthalenedisulfonic acid disodium salt and 4,4'-bipyridyl in CH₃CH₂OH/H₂O. It was characterized by elemental analysis, IR, molar conductivity and thermogravimetric analysis. X-ray crystallography reveals that the Ca(II) coordination polymer belongs to the orthorhombic system, with space group P2₁2₁2₁. The geometry of the Ca(II) ion is a distorted CaNO₆ pengonal bipyramid, arising from its coordination by four water molecules, one nitrogen atom of 4,4'-bipyridyl molecule, and two oxygen atoms from two L ligands. The complex molecules form a helical chain by self-assembly. The antitumor activity of 1,6-naphthalenedisulfonic acid disodium salt and the Ca(II) coordination polymer against human hepatoma smmc-7721 cell line and human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cell line reveals that the Ca(II) coordination polymer inhibits cell growth of human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cell line with IC50 value of 27 μg/mL, and is more resistive to human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cell line as compared to 1,6-naphthalenedisulfonic acid disodium salt.

  19. Soluble porous coordination polymers by mechanochemistry: from metal-containing films/membranes to active catalysts for aerobic oxidation.

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    Zhang, Pengfei; Li, Haiying; Veith, Gabriel M; Dai, Sheng

    2015-01-14

    Soluble porous coordination polymers from mechanochemical synthesis are presented through a coordination polymerization between highly contorted, rigid tetraphenol and a broad variety of transition metal ions. These polymers can be easily cast as metal-containing films or freestanding membranes. Importantly, as-made coordination polymers are highly active and stable in the aerobic oxidation of allylic C-H bonds. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  20. Anisotropic self-assembly of colloidal particles in polymer-colloid composites: A simulation study

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    Goswami, Monojoy; Sumpter, Bobby

    2010-03-01

    The self-assembly of colloidal particles has potential applications in optical fibers, sensors and photovoltaic cells. In this work we have carried out stochastic molecular dynamics simulations of colloid-polymer composites in order to investigate the fundamental self-assembly processes of the particles, in an effort to design more optimal materials for the applications stated above. Results were obtained for spherical colloidal particles of different screening lengths dispersed in a polymer matrix at melt density. By tuning the screening length and interaction strengths between the colloid and polymer, self-assembly into structures that generate anisotropy in the composite material is demonstrated. This phenomenon in colloid-polymer mixtures is analogous to the previously observed self-assembly of grafted nanoparticles in polymer nanocomposites. Our results show a potentially easier way of producing anisotropic self-assembly in polymer-nanocomposites based on colloidal particles as fillers. We also discuss the dynamics of the polymer chains and colloidal particles for different screening lengths and polymer-filler interaction strengths.

  1. Two Zn coordination polymers with meso-helical chains based on mononuclear or dinuclear cluster units

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    Qin, Ling, E-mail: qinling@hfut.edu.cn [Department of Chemical Engineering and Food Processing, Xuancheng Campus, Hefei University of Technology, Xuancheng 242000, Anhui (China); Jiangsu Engineering Technology Research Center of Environmental Cleaning Materials (CEM), School of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (China); State Key Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing National Laboratory of Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China); Qiao, Wen-Cheng; Zuo, Wei-Juan; Zeng, Si-Ying; Mei, Cao; Liu, Chang-Jiang [Department of Chemical Engineering and Food Processing, Xuancheng Campus, Hefei University of Technology, Xuancheng 242000, Anhui (China)

    2016-07-15

    Two zinc coordination polymers {[Zn_2(TPPBDA)(oba)_2]·DMF·1.5H_2O}{sub n} (1), {[Zn(TPPBDA)_1_/_2(tpdc)]·DMF}{sub n} (2) have been synthesized by zinc metal salt, nanosized tetradentate pyridine ligand with flexible or rigid V-shaped carboxylate co-ligands. These complexes were characterized by elemental analyses and X-ray single-crystal diffraction analyses. Compound 1 is a 2-fold interpenetrated 3D framework with [Zn{sub 2}(CO{sub 2}){sub 4}] clusters. Compound 2 can be defined as a five folded interpenetrating bbf topology with mononuclear Zn{sup 2+}. These mononuclear or dinuclear cluster units are linked by mix-ligands, resulting in various degrees of interpenetration. In addition, the photoluminescent properties for TPPBDA ligand under different state and coordination polymers have been investigated in detail. - Graphical abstract: Two zinc coordination polymers have been synthesized by zinc metal salt, nanosized tetradentate pyridine ligand with flexible or rigid V-shaped carboxylate co-ligands. Compound 1 is a 2-fold interpenetrated 3D framework with [Zn{sub 2}(CO{sub 2}){sub 4}] clusters. Compound 2 can be defined as a five folded interpenetrating bbf topology with mononuclear Zn{sup 2+}. In addition, the photoluminescent properties for TPPBDA ligand under different status and coordination polymers have been investigated in detail. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Two Zn coordination polymers based on mononuclear or dinuclear cluster units have been synthesized. • Compound 1 is a 2-fold interpenetrated 3D framework with [Zn{sub 2}(CO{sub 2}){sub 4}] clusters. • Compound 2 is a five folded interpenetrating bbf topology with mononuclear Zn{sup 2+}. • The photoluminescent properties for TPPBDA with different state and two coordination polymers have been investigated.

  2. Engineering metal-based luminescence in coordination polymers and metal-organic frameworks.

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    Heine, Johanna; Müller-Buschbaum, Klaus

    2013-12-21

    The rapidly growing number of luminescent coordination polymers (CPs) and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) illustrates high interest as well as accessibility of such materials. The interplay between inorganic and organic components in these materials offers a large number of viable luminescence processes. The enormous variability of available ligand-metal combinations opens the possibility of creating luminescence "by design", based on a proper understanding of the processes involved. Together with the multifunctionality of MOFs (e.g. porosity) further options like sensing become accessible. This tutorial review covers the main luminescence processes and focuses especially on metal-based luminescence of coordination polymers and MOFs.

  3. Amphiphilic nanocapsules entangled with organometallic coordination polymers for controlled cargo release.

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    Liang, Guodong; Ni, Huan; Bao, Suping; Zhu, Fangming; Gao, Haiyang; Wu, Qing; Tang, Ben Zhong

    2014-06-03

    A class of new amphiphilic nanocapsules entangled with organometallic coordination polymers has been developed for the first time. Poly(2-(N,N-dimethyl amino)ethyl methacrylate)-b-polystyrene capped with β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) (CD-PDMAEMA-b-PS) is first synthesized using sequent RAFT polymerization of styrene and 2-(N,N-dimethyl amino)ethyl methacrylate with xanthate modified β-CD as chain transfer agent. The end group of β-CD is allowed to include 4,4'-bipyridine through host-guest inclusion to yield PDMAEMA-b-PS terminated with an inclusion complex of β-CD and bipyridine (bpy-PDMAEMA-b-PS), which is then used as surfactant to prepare emulsion droplets in toluene/water mixture. Upon addition of Ni(II), bipyridine coordinates with Ni(II) to form coordination polymers in the periphery of emulsion droplets, affording amphiphilic capsules entangled with organometallic coordination polymers, as confirmed by GPC, (1)H NMR, SEM, TEM, DLS, and so on. The organometallic coordination polymer capsules are capable of encapsulating organic cargoes. Interestingly, encapsulated cargoes can be extracted from the capsules without damaging the capsules. Such capsules are potential candidates for encapsulating and controlled release of organic cargoes.

  4. Tunable emission in lanthanide coordination polymer gels based on a rationally designed blue emissive gelator.

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    Sutar, Papri; Suresh, Venkata M; Maji, Tapas Kumar

    2015-06-18

    Rational design and synthesis of a new low molecular weight gelator (LMWG) having 9,10-diphenylanthracene core and terminal terpyridine is reported. Tb(III) and Eu(III) ion coordination to a LMWG results in green and pink emissive coordination polymer gels, respectively, with coiled nanofiber morphology. Further, control over stoichiometry of LMWG:Tb(III):Eu(III) leads to yellow and white light emitting bimetallic gels.

  5. Self-assembly of supramolecularly engineered polymers and their biomedical applications.

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    Wang, Dali; Tong, Gangsheng; Dong, Ruijiao; Zhou, Yongfeng; Shen, Jian; Zhu, Xinyuan

    2014-10-18

    Noncovalent interactions provide a flexible method of engineering various chemical entities with tailored properties. Specific noncovalent interactions between functionalized small molecules, macromolecules or both of them bearing complementary binding sites can be used to engineer supramolecular complexes that display unique structure and properties of polymers, which can be defined as supramolecularly engineered polymers. Due to their dynamic tunable structures and interesting physical/chemical properties, supramolecularly engineered polymers have recently received more and more attention from both academia and industry. In this feature article, we summarize the recent progress in the self-assembly of supramolecularly engineered polymers as well as their biomedical applications. In view of different molecular building units, the supramolecularly engineered polymers can be classified into the following three major types: supramolecularly engineered polymers built by small molecules, supramolecularly engineered polymers built by small molecules and macromolecules, and supramolecularly engineered polymers built by macromolecules, which possess distinct morphologies, definite architectures and specific functions. Owing to the reversible nature of the noncovalent interactions, the supramolecularly engineered polymers have exhibited unique features or advantages in molecular self-assembly, for example, facile preparation and functionalization, controllable morphologies and structures, dynamic self-assembly processes, adjustable performance, and so on. Furthermore, the self-assembled supramolecular structures hold great potential as promising candidates in various biomedical fields, including bioimaging, drug delivery, gene transfection, protein delivery, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Such developments in the self-assembly of supramolecularly engineered polymers and their biomedical applications greatly promote the interdiscipline research among

  6. Directed assembly of conducting polymers on sub-micron templates by electrical fields

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    Shen, Jia; Wei, Ming [National Science Foundation (NSF) Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854 (United States); Busnaina, Ahmed [National Science Foundation (NSF) Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115 (United States); Barry, Carol [National Science Foundation (NSF) Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854 (United States); Mead, Joey, E-mail: Joey_Mead@uml.edu [National Science Foundation (NSF) Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854 (United States)

    2013-02-20

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Nanoscale patterns with dimensions of assembled PANi down to 100 nm were fabricated. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We use electrophoretic and dielectrophoretic assembly to deposit PANi. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Electrophoretic and dielectrophoretic assembly of PANi finished in less than 1 min. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Effect of process parameters on assembly of PANi onto nanoscale pattern was studied. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The assembled PANi can be transferred to other flexible substrates. - Abstract: Patterning of conducting polymer into sub-micron patterns over large areas at high rate and low cost is significant for commercial manufacturing of novel devices. Electrophoretic and dielectrophoretic assembly provide an easily scaled approach with high fabrication rates. In this work, electrophoretic and dielectrophoretic assembly were used to assemble polyaniline (PANi) into multiscale sub-micron size patterns in less than 1 min. The process was controlled by assembly time, amplitude, and frequency of the electric field. Dielectrophoretic assembly is preferable for manufacturing as it reduces damage to the templates used to control the assembly. Using this method, sub-micron patterns with dimensions of the assembled PANi down to 100 nm were fabricated over large areas in short times. The assembled PANi was further transferred to other flexible polymer substrates by a thermoforming process, providing a fast, easily controlled and promising approach for fabrication of nanoscale devices.

  7. Coordination chemistry of 6-thioguanine derivatives with cobalt: toward formation of electrical conductive one-dimensional coordination polymers.

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    Amo-Ochoa, Pilar; Alexandre, Simone S; Hribesh, Samira; Galindo, Miguel A; Castillo, Oscar; Gómez-García, Carlos J; Pike, Andrew R; Soler, José M; Houlton, Andrew; Zamora, Félix; Harrington, Ross W; Clegg, William

    2013-05-06

    In this work we have synthetized and characterized by X-ray diffraction five cobalt complexes with 6-thioguanine (6-ThioGH), 6-thioguanosine (6-ThioGuoH), or 2'-deoxy-6-thioguanosine (2'-d-6-ThioGuoH) ligands. In all cases, these ligands coordinate to cobalt via N7 and S6 forming a chelate ring. However, independently of reagents ratio, 6-ThioGH provided monodimensional cobalt(II) coordination polymers, in which the 6-ThioG(-) acts as bridging ligand. However, for 2'-d-6-ThioGuoH and 6-ThioGuoH, the structure directing effect of the sugar residue gives rise to mononuclear cobalt complexes which form extensive H-bond interactions to generate 3D supramolecular networks. Furthermore, with 2'-d-6-ThioGuoH the cobalt ion remains in the divalent state, whereas with 6-ThioGuoH oxidation occurs and Co(III) is found. The electrical and magnetic properties of the coordination polymers isolated have been studied and the results discussed with the aid of DFT calculations, in the context of molecular wires.

  8. Synergy of Two Assembly Languages in DNA Nanostructures: Self-Assembly of Sequence-Defined Polymers on DNA Cages.

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    Chidchob, Pongphak; Edwardson, Thomas G W; Serpell, Christopher J; Sleiman, Hanadi F

    2016-04-06

    DNA base-pairing is the central interaction in DNA assembly. However, this simple four-letter (A-T and G-C) language makes it difficult to create complex structures without using a large number of DNA strands of different sequences. Inspired by protein folding, we introduce hydrophobic interactions to expand the assembly language of DNA nanotechnology. To achieve this, DNA cages of different geometries are combined with sequence-defined polymers containing long alkyl and oligoethylene glycol repeat units. Anisotropic decoration of hydrophobic polymers on one face of the cage leads to hydrophobically driven formation of quantized aggregates of DNA cages, where polymer length determines the cage aggregation number. Hydrophobic chains decorated on both faces of the cage can undergo an intrascaffold "handshake" to generate DNA-micelle cages, which have increased structural stability and assembly cooperativity, and can encapsulate small molecules. The polymer sequence order can control the interaction between hydrophobic blocks, leading to unprecedented "doughnut-shaped" DNA cage-ring structures. We thus demonstrate that new structural and functional modes in DNA nanostructures can emerge from the synergy of two interactions, providing an attractive approach to develop protein-inspired assembly modules in DNA nanotechnology.

  9. Construction of copper-based coordination polymers with 1D chain ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Chemical Sciences; Volume 127; Issue 11. Construction of copper-based coordination polymers with 1D chain, 2D plane and wavy networks: Syntheses, structures, thermal behaviors and photoluminescence properties. Jianghua Li Chi Zhang. Articles Volume 127 Issue 11 November 2015 pp ...

  10. Zinc(II) and Cadmium(II) coordination polymers constructed from phenylenediacetate ligands

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    Sezer, Güneş Günay [Vocational School of Health Services, Bartın University, Bartın (Turkey); Department of Chemistry, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir (Turkey); Yeşilel, Okan Zafer; Erer, Hakan [Department of Chemistry, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir (Turkey); Şahin, Onur [Scientific and Technological Research Application Center, Sinop University, Sinop (Turkey)

    2016-01-15

    ABSTRACT: A series of new coordination polymers {[Zn(μ-opda)(μ-bpa)]·2H_2O}{sub n} (1), [Zn(μ{sub 3}-ppda)(μ-bpa)]{sub n} (2), [Cd(μ{sub 3}-ppda)(μ-bpa)]{sub n} (3), [Cd(μ{sub 3}-mpda)(μ-bpa)]{sub n} (4) and [Cd(μ{sub 3}-mpda)(μ-bipy)]{sub n} (5), (o/m/ppda=1,2/1,3/1,4-phenylenediacetate, bpa=1,2-bi(4-pyridyl)ethane, bipy=4,4′-bipyridine) were synthesized. Their structures were characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction. Furthermore, the effect of metal sources (zinc acetate and zinc oxide) and acidity of the solution on the structure of the coordination polymers was discussed for complexes 1 and 5, respectively. The single-crystal X-ray crystallographic studies revealed that complexes 1, 3, 4 and 5 are uninodal (4)-connected 2D frameworks and display sql topology with the point symbol of (4{sup 4}.6{sup 2}). Complex 2 is 3D coordination polymer and exhibits pcu topology with the point symbol of (4{sup 12}.6{sup 3}). In addition, the luminescent properties and thermal behavior of all complexes were also investigated. - Graphical abstract: Scheme 1. Topologies of Coordination Polymers Reported in This Paper.

  11. Building-up novel coordination polymer with Zn(II) porphyrin dimer ...

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    Building-up novel coordination polymer with Zn(II) porphyrin dimer: Synthesis, structures, surface morphology and effect of axial ligands. SK ASIF IKBAL, SANFAORI BRAHMA, AVINASH DHAMIJA and SANKAR PRASAD RATH. ∗. Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208 016, India.

  12. A rational route to SCM materials based on a 1-D cobalt selenocyanato coordination polymer.

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    Boeckmann, Jan; Näther, Christian

    2011-07-07

    Thermal annealing of a discrete complex with terminal SeCN anions and monodentate coligands enforces the formation of a 1D cobalt selenocyanato coordination polymer that shows slow relaxation of the magnetization. Therefore, this approach offers a rational route to 1D materials that might show single chain magnetic behaviour. This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2011

  13. Extended structures of two coordination polymers based on 1,10 ...

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    Vol. 128, No. 3, March 2016, pp. 459–465. c Indian Academy of Sciences. DOI 10.1007/s12039-016-1035-y. Extended structures of two coordination polymers based on. 1,10-phenanthroline derivatives: Preparation, structural characterization and properties. YAN-JU HUANGa,∗, YA-RU PANa, GANG DUb and YI-XIN CAOa.

  14. Fabrication of a PANI/CPs composite material: a feasible method to enhance the photocatalytic activity of coordination polymers.

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    Xu, Xin-Xin; Cui, Zhong-Ping; Qi, Ji; Liu, Xiao-Xia

    2013-03-21

    To improve the photocatalytic activity of a coordination polymer in the visible light region, polyaniline (PANI) was loaded onto its surface through a facile in situ chemical oxidation polymerization process. The resulting PANI loaded coordination polymer composite materials with excellent stability exhibit significantly higher photocatalytic activities than the pure coordination polymer photocatalyst on the degradation of methyl orange (MO) under visible light irradiation. This enhancement can be ascribed to the introduction of PANI on the surface of the coordination polymer, which leads to efficient separation of photogenerated electron-hole pairs as well as a significant expansion of the photoresponse region. Finally, we discussed the influence of acidity on the morphology and photocatalytic activity of the composite material. An optimal condition to obtain the PANI loaded coordination polymer composite material with excellent photocatalytic activity has been obtained.

  15. Hyperbranched polymer vesicles: from self-assembly, characterization, mechanisms, and properties to applications.

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    Jiang, Wenfeng; Zhou, Yongfeng; Yan, Deyue

    2015-06-21

    Vesicles, including lipid vesicles, surfactant vesicles, as well as polymer vesicles, have been extensively investigated over the past fifty years. Among them, polymer vesicles have attracted more and more attention because of their low permeability, superior stability and toughness, in addition to the numerous possibilities for tailoring physical, chemical and biological properties. Polymer vesicles are generally fabricated through the self-assembly of amphiphilic polymers with a linear architecture. Recently, as representative polymers with a highly branched three-dimensional architecture, hyperbranched polymers have also exhibited great potential for preparing vesicles. The resultant hyperbranched polymer vesicles, defined as branched-polymersomes (BPs), have shown unique properties, such as giant and easily tuned vesicle sizes, facile functionalization, a special formation mechanism, and appealing solution behaviours. In this tutorial review, ten years of advances in BPs have been summarized since their first discovery in the year 2004, including the syntheses of vesicle-forming hyperbranched polymers, self-assembly methods, self-assembly mechanisms, as well as the special properties. In addition, the cytomimetic, biomedical and other initiatory applications of BPs are also included.

  16. Synthesis, structure, photoluminescence and magnetic properties of lanthanide-pyridine-2,4,6-tricarboxylate coordination polymers

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    Jin, Yong-Wei; Zhu, Hong-Lin; Wang, Jian-Fei; Zheng, Yue-Qing

    2012-06-01

    Two new lanthanide-pyridine-2,4,6-tricarboxylate coordination polymers [Pr(H2O)3(ptc)]ṡH2O (1) and [Tb2(H2O)9(ptc)2]·3H2O (2) (H3ptc = pyridine-2,4,6-tricarboxylic acid) have been synthesized and structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The compound (1) crystallize as 2D layer, which are further engaged in hydrogen bonding leading to a novel 3D supramolecular architecture. Complex (2) exists as a centrosymmetric tetranuclear unit, which are assembled into a 3D supramolecular architecture via extensively hydrogen bonding interaction. The luminescence experiments show that Pr(III) and Tb(III) compounds exhibit typical luminescence in the visible region. Besides luminescence, the magnetic properties of (1) and (2) were investigated and indicate the anti-ferromagnetic couplings between the Ln(III) ions.

  17. Synthesis of [Fe(Leq)(Lax)] n coordination polymer nanoparticles using blockcopolymer micelles.

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    Göbel, Christoph; Klimm, Ottokar; Puchtler, Florian; Rosenfeldt, Sabine; Förster, Stephan; Weber, Birgit

    2017-01-01

    Spin-crossover compounds are a class of materials that can change their spin state from high spin (HS) to low spin (LS) by external stimuli such as light, pressure or temperature. Applications demand compounds with defined properties concerning the size and switchability that are maintained when the compound is integrated into composite materials. Here, we report the synthesis of [Fe(Leq)(Lax)]n coordination polymer (CP) nanoparticles using self-assembled polystyrene-block-poly(4-vinylpyridine) (PS-b-P4VP) block copolymer (BCP) micelles as template. Variation of the solvent (THF and toluene) and the rigidity of the axial ligand Lax (Lax = 1,2-di(pyridin-4-yl)ethane) (bpea), trans-1,2-di(pyridin-4-yl)ethene (bpee), and 1,2-di(pyridin-4-yl)ethyne) (bpey); Leq = 1,2-phenylenebis(iminomethylidyne)-bis(2,4-pentanedionato)(2-)) allowed the determination of the preconditions for the selective formation of nanoparticles. A low solubility of the CP in the used solvent and a high stability of the Fe-L bond with regard to ligand exchange are necessary for the formation of composite nanoparticles where the BCP micelle is filled with the CP, as in the case of the [FeLeq(bpey)] n @BCP. Otherwise, in the case of more flexible ligands or ligands that lead to high spin complexes, the formation of microcrystals next to the CP-BCP nanoparticles is observed above a certain concentration of [Fe(Leq)(Lax)] n . The core of the nanoparticles is about 45 nm in diameter due to the templating effect of the BCP micelle, independent of the used iron complex and [Fe(Leq)(Lax)] n concentration. The spin-crossover properties of the composite material are similar to those of the bulk for FeLeq(bpea)] n @BCP while pronounced differences are observed in the case of [FeLeq(bpey)] n @BCP nanoparticles.

  18. Multifunctionality of organometallic quinonoid metal complexes: surface chemistry, coordination polymers, and catalysts.

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    Kim, Sang Bok; Pike, Robert D; Sweigart, Dwight A

    2013-11-19

    Quinonoid metal complexes have potential applications in surface chemistry, coordination polymers, and catalysts. Although quinonoid manganese tricarbonyl complexes have been used as secondary building units (SBUs) in the formation of novel metal-organometallic coordination networks and polymers, the potentially wider applications of these versatile linkers have not yet been recognized. In this Account, we focus on these diverse new applications of quinonoid metal complexes, and report on the variety of quinonoid metal complexes that we have synthesized. Through the use of [(η(6)-hydroquinone)Mn(CO)3](+), we are able to modify the surface of Fe3O4 and FePt nanoparticles (NPs). This process occurs either by the replacement of oleylamine with neutral [(η(5)-semiquinone)Mn(CO)3] at the NP surface, or by the binding of anionic [(η(4)-quinone)Mn(CO)3](-) upon further deprotonation of [(η(5)-semiquinone)Mn(CO)3] at the NP surface. We have demonstrated chemistry at the intersection of surface-modified NPs and coordination polymers through the growth of organometallic coordination polymers onto the surface modified Fe3O4 NPs. The resulting magnetic NP/organometallic coordination polymer hybrid material exhibited both the unique superparamagnetic behavior associated with Fe3O4 NPs and the paramagnetism attributable to the metal nodes, depending upon the magnetic range examined. By the use of functionalized [(η(5)-semiquinone)Mn(CO)3] complexes, we attained the formation of an organometallic monolayer on the surface of highly ordered pyrolitic graphite (HOPG). The resulting organometallic monolayer was not simply a random array of manganese atoms on the surface, but rather consisted of an alternating "up and down" spatial arrangement of Mn atoms extending from the HOPG surface due to hydrogen bonding of the quinonoid complexes. We also showed that the topology of metal atoms on the surface could be controlled through the use of quinonoid metal complexes. A quinonoid

  19. "Dual-template" synthesis of one-dimensional conductive nanoparticle superstructures from coordination metal-peptide polymer crystals.

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    Rubio-Martínez, Marta; Puigmartí-Luis, Josep; Imaz, Inhar; Dittrich, Petra S; Maspoch, Daniel

    2013-12-20

    Bottom-up fabrication of self-assembled structures made of nanoparticles may lead to new materials, arrays and devices with great promise for myriad applications. Here a new class of metal-peptide scaffolds is reported: coordination polymer Ag(I)-DLL belt-like crystals, which enable the dual-template synthesis of more sophisticated nanoparticle superstructures. In these biorelated scaffolds, the self-assembly and recognition capacities of peptides and the selective reduction of Ag(I) ions to Ag are simultaneously exploited to control the growth and assembly of inorganic nanoparticles: first on their surfaces, and then inside the structures themselves. The templated internal Ag nanoparticles are well confined and closely packed, conditions that favour electrical conductivity in the superstructures. It is anticipated that these Ag(I)-DLL belts could be applied to create long (>100 μm) conductive Ag@Ag nanoparticle superstructures and polymetallic, multifunctional Fe3 O4 @Ag nanoparticle composites that marry the magnetic and conductive properties of the two nanoparticle types. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  20. Uranium(VI) coordination polymers with pyromellitate ligand: Unique 1D channel structures and diverse fluorescence

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    Zhang, Yingjie, E-mail: yzx@ansto.gov.au [Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, Locked Bag 2001, Kirrawee DC, NSW 2232 (Australia); Bhadbhade, Mohan [Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW 2052 (Australia); Karatchevtseva, Inna [Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, Locked Bag 2001, Kirrawee DC, NSW 2232 (Australia); Price, Jason R. [Australian Synchrotron, 800 Blackburn Road, Clayton, VIC 3168 (Australia); Liu, Hao [Centre for Clean Energy Technology, School of Chemistry and Forensic Science, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, Sydney, NSW 2007 (Australia); Zhang, Zhaoming; Kong, Linggen [Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, Locked Bag 2001, Kirrawee DC, NSW 2232 (Australia); Čejka, Jiří [Department of Mineralogy, National Museum, Václavské náměstí, 68, Prague 1, 115 79-CZ (Czech Republic); Lu, Kim; Lumpkin, Gregory R. [Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, Locked Bag 2001, Kirrawee DC, NSW 2232 (Australia)

    2015-03-15

    Three new coordination polymers of uranium(VI) with pyromellitic acid (H{sub 4}btca) have been synthesized and structurally characterized. (ED)[(UO{sub 2})(btca)]·(DMSO)·3H{sub 2}O (1) (ED=ethylenediammonium; DMSO=dimethylsulfoxide) has a lamellar structure with intercalation of ED and DMSO. (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}[(UO{sub 2}){sub 6}O{sub 2}(OH){sub 6}(btca)]·~6H{sub 2}O (2) has a 3D framework built from 7-fold coordinated uranyl trinuclear units and btca ligands with 1D diamond-shaped channels (~8.5 Å×~8.6 Å). [(UO{sub 2}){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O)(btca)]·4H{sub 2}O (3) has a 3D network constructed by two types of 7-fold coordinated uranium polyhedron. The unique μ{sub 5}-coordination mode of btca in 3 enables the formation of 1D olive-shaped large channels (~4.5 Å×~19 Å). Vibrational modes, thermal stabilities and fluorescence properties have been investigated. - Graphical abstract: Table of content: three new uranium(VI) coordination polymers with pyromellitic acid (H{sub 4}btca) have been synthesized via room temperature and hydrothermal synthesis methods, and structurally characterized. Two to three dimensional (3D) frameworks are revealed. All 3D frameworks have unique 1D large channels. Their vibrational modes, thermal stabilities and photoluminescence properties have been investigated. - Highlights: • Three new coordination polymers of U(VI) with pyromellitic acid (H{sub 4}btca). • Structures from a 2D layer to 3D frameworks with unique 1D channels. • Unusual µ{sub 5}-(η{sub 1}:η{sub 2}:η{sub 1}:η{sub 2:}η{sub 1}) coordination mode of btca ligand. • Vibrational modes, thermal stabilities and luminescent properties reported.

  1. X-ray structure of 1D-coordination polymer of copperII bearing 1,4-pyrazine-2,3-dicarboxylic acid and 2-aminopyrimidine

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    Mirzaei Masoud

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The new 1D-coordination polymer of CuII ion, {(2- apymH2[Cu(pyzdc2] .6H2O}n, (2-apym = 2-aminopyrimidine, pyzdcH2 = 1,4- pyrazine-2,3-dicarboxylic acid, was synthesized based on proton transfer mechanism and characterized by elemental analysis, infrared spectroscopy, and single crystal X-ray diffraction. The coordination polymer consists of infinite anionic chains of [Cu(pyzdc2]2- anion bridged crossing double chain running along a-axis and discrete (2-apymH+ fragment. The CuII ion is located on inversion centre in the basal plane of an elongated octahedron and two oxygen atoms from adjacent (pyzdc2-ligands occupy axial position. The interaction between oxygen atoms of water molecules along with the dicarboxylic acid play an important role in the overall supramolecular assembly.

  2. Understanding Molecular Interactions within Chemically Selective Layered Polymer Assemblies

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    Gary J. Blanchard

    2009-06-30

    This work focuses on two broad issues. These are (1) the molecular origin of the chemical selectivity achieved with ultrathin polymer multilayers, and (2) how the viscoelastic properties of the polymer layers are affected by exposure to solvent and analytes. These issues are inter-related, and to understand them we need to design experiments that probe both the energetic and kinetic aspects of interfacial adsorption processes. This project focuses on controling the chemical structure, thickness, morphology and sequential ordering of polymer layers bound to interfaces using maleimide-vinyl ether and closely related alternating copolymerization chemistry and efficient covalent cross-linking reactions that allow for layer-by-layer polymer deposition. This chemistry has been developed during the funding cycle of this Grant. We have measure the equilibrium constants for interactions between specific layers within the polymer interfaces and size-controlled, surface-functionalized gold nanoparticles. The ability to control both size and functionality of gold nanoparticle model analytes allows us to evaluate the average “pore size” that characterizes our polymer films. We have measured the “bulk” viscosity and shear modulus of the ultrathin polymer films as a function of solvent overlayer identity using quartz crystal microbalance complex impedance measurements. We have measured microscopic viscosity at specific locations within the layered polymer interfaces with time-resolved fluorescence lifetime and depolarization techniques. We combine polymer, cross-linking and nanoparticle synthetic expertise with a host of characterization techniques, including QCM gravimetry and complex impedance analysis, steady state and time-resolved spectroscopies.

  3. Controlling dimensionality via a dual ligand strategy in Ln-thiophene-2,5-dicarboxylic acid-terpyridine coordination polymers.

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    Carter, Korey P; Zulato, Cecília H F; Rodrigues, Emille M; Pope, Simon J A; Sigoli, Fernando A; Cahill, Christopher L

    2015-09-28

    Eleven new lanthanide (Ln = Nd-Lu)-thiophene-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (25-TDC)-2,2':6',2''-terpyridine (terpy) coordination polymers () which employ a dual ligand strategy have been synthesized hydrothermally and structurally characterized by single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction. Two additional members of the series ( and ) were made with Ce(3+) and Pr(3+) and characterized via powder X-ray diffraction only. The series is comprised of three similar structures wherein differences due to the lanthanide contraction manifest in Ln(3+) coordination number as well as the number of bound and solvent water molecules within the crystal lattice. Structure type I (Ce(3+)-Sm(3+)) contains two nine-coordinate Ln(3+) metal centers each with a bound water molecule. Structure type II (Eu(3+)-Ho(3+)) features a nine and an eight coordinate Ln(3+) metal along with one bound and one solvent water molecule. Structure type III (Er(3+)-Lu(3+)) includes two eight-coordinate Ln(3+) metal centers with both water molecules residing in the lattice. Assembly into supramolecular 3D networks via π-π interactions is observed for all three structure types, whereas structure types II and III also feature hydrogen-bonding interactions via the well-known C-HO and O-HO synthons. Visible and near-IR luminescence studies were performed on compounds , , , and at room temperature. As a result characteristic near-IR luminescent bands of Pr(3+), Nd(3+), Sm(3+), and Yb(3+) as well as visible bands of Sm(3+) were observed.

  4. Stabilization of 2D assemblies of silver nanoparticles by spin-coating polymers

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    Hu, Longyu; Pfirman, Aubrie; Chumanov, George, E-mail: gchumak@clemson.edu

    2015-12-01

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Spin-coating of polymers onto 2D assemblies of Ag NPs was used to stabilize the assemblies against aggregation. • The polymer filled the space between the particles leaving the metal surface uncoated and accessible to various chemical reactions. • Etching nanoparticles produced crater-like structures. - Abstract: Silver nanoparticles self-assembled on poly(4-vinylpyridine) modified surfaces were spin-coated with poly(methyl methacrylate), poly(butyl methacrylate) and polystyrene from anisole and toluene solutions. The polymers filled the space between the particles thereby providing stabilization of the assemblies against particle aggregation when dried or chemically modified. The polymers did not coat the top surface of the nanoparticles offering the chemical accessibility to the metal surface. This was confirmed by converting the stabilized nanoparticles into silver sulfide and gold clusters. Etching the nanoparticles resulted in crater-like polymeric structures with the cavities extending down to the underlying substrate. Electrochemical reduction of silver inside the craters was performed. The approach can be extended to other nanoparticle assemblies and polymers.

  5. Five 8-hydroxyquinolinate-based coordination polymers with tunable structures and photoluminescent properties for sensing nitroaromatics.

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    Zhang, Liyan; Sun, Liying; Li, Xinyuan; Tian, Yulan; Yuan, Guozan

    2015-01-07

    Using two 8-hydroxyquinolinate ligands (L1-MOM and L2-MOM) containing 3-pyridyl or 4-pyridyl groups, five novel coordination polymers, namely, [Zn3(L1)6] (1), [Zn(L1)2]·2MeOH (2), [Zn(L2)2] (3), [Cd(L2)2] (4), and [Cd4(L1)6]·13H2O (5), were synthesized and characterized by a variety of techniques. Single-crystal X-ray structures have revealed that these coordination polymers exhibit a structural diversification due to the different choices of metal salts and the effect of pyridyl nitrogen position. Compounds 1-5 exhibited different fluorescence emissions and lifetimes upon excitation in the solid state. The sensing behavior of these polymers was also investigated upon exposure to vapors of various nitroaromatic molecules (analytes). The results show that all five polymers are capable of sensing these nitroaromatic molecules in the vapor phase through fluorescence quenching. Interestingly, 3 exhibits superior sensitivity to the analytes in comparison with other polymers. 2-Nitrotoluene quenches the emission of 3 by as much as 96%.

  6. Versatile Self-Assembly and Biosensing Applications of DNA and Carbon Quantum Dots Coordinated Cerium Ions.

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    Wang, Ling; Wang, Yitong; Sun, Xiaofeng; Zhang, Geping; Dong, Shuli; Hao, Jingcheng

    2017-08-01

    Self-assembly exploits noncovalent interactions to offer a facile and effective method for the construction of soft materials with multifunctionalities and diversity. In this work, fluorescence carbon quantum dots coordinated by Ce3+ ions (CQDCe) have been synthesized and exploited as building blocks to generate a series of hierarchical structures through the ionic self-assembly of CQDCe and biomolecules, namely DNA, myoglobin (Mb), and hyaluronic acid (HA). In particular, vesicles can be constructed by the simple mixing of oppositely charged CQDCe and DNA in water. The formation of unusual vesicles can be explained by the self-assembly of CQDCe with a rearranged structure and the rigid DNA biomolecular scaffolds. This facile noncovalent self-assembly method has inspired the innovative use of virgin DNA as a building block to construct vesicles rather than resorting to a sophisticated synthesis. The self-assembly of CQDCe-biopolymers was accompanied by aggregation-induced photoluminescence (PL) quenching. The biosensing platform was designed to detect polypeptides and deoxyribonuclease I through competitive binding of CQDCe and enzymatic hydrolysis of the DNA backbone, respectively. We believe that the integrative self-assembly of CQDCe and DNA will enrich the theoretical study of vesicle formation by DNA molecules and extend the application of fluorescence carbon quantum dots in the biological field. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  7. A strategy for tuning achiral main-chain polymers into helical assemblies and chiral memory systems.

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    Yang, Dong; Zhao, Yin; Lv, Kai; Wang, Xiufeng; Zhang, Wei; Zhang, Li; Liu, Minghua

    2016-01-28

    A general strategy to tune the achiral main chain polymers into helical nanoassemblies was proposed based on the co-gelation approach. As an example, two achiral main chain polymers, PCz8 and PSi8, were selected, and their co-assembly with an amphiphilic l- or d-glutamide gelator was investigated. Although the polymers could not form gels individually, they could form co-gels with the gelator and the resultant gels exhibited macroscopic supramolecular chirality, which could be confirmed by CD spectra and SEM observations. Moreover, the supramolecular chirality can be memorized even after the gelator molecules were removed. Remarkably, either the gelator-containing or gelator-free chiral polymer assemblies showed circularly polarized luminescence (CPL), which is usually inherent to intrinsic chiral polymers. It was suggested that during the co-gelation, the chirality of the gelator was transferred to and memorized by the achiral polymers. The approach seems to be general and we provided the first example to tune the achiral polymers into helical assemblies through the co-gelation.

  8. A General Model of Sensitized Luminescence in Lanthanide-Based Coordination Polymers and Metal-Organic Framework Materials.

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    Einkauf, Jeffrey D; Clark, Jessica M; Paulive, Alec; Tanner, Garrett P; de Lill, Daniel T

    2017-05-15

    Luminescent lanthanides containing coordination polymers and metal-organic frameworks hold great potential in many applications due to their distinctive spectroscopic properties. While the ability to design coordination polymers for specific functions is often mentioned as a major benefit bestowed on these compounds, the lack of a meaningful understanding of the luminescence in lanthanide coordination polymers remains a significant challenge toward functional design. Currently, the study of these compounds is based on the antenna effect as derived from molecular systems, where organic antennae are used to facilitate lanthanide-centered luminescence. This molecular-based approach does not take into account the unique features of extended network solids, particularly the formation of band structure. While guidelines for the antenna effect are well established, they require modification before being applied to coordination polymers. A series of nine coordination polymers with varying topologies and organic linkers were studied to investigate the accuracy of the antenna effect in coordination polymer systems. By comparing a molecular-based approach to a band-based one, it was determined that the band structure that occurs in aggregated organic solids needs to be considered when evaluating the luminescence of lanthanide coordination polymers.

  9. A 3d-4f complex constructed by the assembly of a cationic template, [Cu(en){sub 2}]{sup 2+}, and a 3D anionic coordination polymer, [Sm{sub 2}(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 3}(C{sub 5}O{sub 5})(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{sup 2-}

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    Ke, Szu-Yu; Yeh, Chang-Tsung; Wang, Chih-Chieh [Department of Chemistry, Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Lee, Gene-Hsiang [Instrumentation Center, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Sheu, Hwo-Shuenn [National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China)

    2017-05-18

    A three-dimensional (3D) 3d-4f complex, [Cu(en){sub 2}][Sm{sub 2}(C{sub 5}O{sub 5})(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}].8H{sub 2}O (1) (en = ethylenediamine, C{sub 5}O{sub 5}{sup 2-} = dianion of 4,5-dihydroxycyclopent-4-ene-1,2,3-trione), were prepared via the in-situ ring-opening oxidation reaction of croconate in the presence of the template-directed complex, [Cu(en){sub 2}]{sup 2+} cation. The structural characterization determined by X-ray diffraction determination reveals that the 3D anionic coordination polymer of [Sm{sub 2}(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 3}(C{sub 5}O{sub 5})(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{sup 2-} in 1 can be describe in terms of in-plane 2D honeycomb-like [Sm{sub 2}(C{sub 2}O{sub 4}){sub 3}] layered frameworks bridged by oxalate with bis-chelating mode, being mutually interlinked via the bridge of μ{sub 1,2,3,4}-croconate ligands with bis-chelating coordination mode to complete the 3D open framework, which gives rise to 1D channels with pore size of 14.023 x 11.893 Aa (longest atom-atom contact distances) along the b axis. The structure-directing complex, [Cu(en){sub 2}]{sup 2+}, and solvated water molecules are resided into these honeycomb-type hexagonal channels. The thermal stability of 1 was further studied by TGA and in-situ powder X-ray diffraction measurement. (copyright 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  10. Effects of Grafting Density on Block Polymer Self-Assembly: From Linear to Bottlebrush

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    Lin, Tzu-Pin [Division; Chang, Alice B. [Division; Luo, Shao-Xiong [Division; Chen, Hsiang-Yun [Division; Lee, Byeongdu [X-Ray; Grubbs, Robert H. [Division

    2017-09-13

    Grafting density is an important structural parameter that imparts significant influences over the physical properties of architecturally complex polymers. In this report, the physical consequences of varying the grafting density (z) were studied in the context of block polymer self-assembly. Well-defined block polymers spanning the linear, comb, and bottlebrush regimes (0 ≤ z ≤ 1) were prepared via grafting-through ring-opening-metathesis polymer-ization (ROMP). ω-norbornenyl poly(D,L-lactide) (PLA) and polystyrene (PS) macromonomers were copolymerized with discrete co-monomers in different feed ratios, enabling precise control over the grafting density. Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) experiments demonstrate that these graft block polymers can self-assemble into long-range-ordered lamellar structures. For seventeen series of block polymers with variable z, the scal-ing of the lamellar period with the total backbone degree of polymerization (d* ~ Nbbα) was studied. The scaling exponent α monotonically decreases with decreasing z and exhibits an apparent transition at z ≈ 0.2, suggesting significant changes in the chain conformations. Comparison of two block polymer systems, one that is strongly segregated for all z (System I) and one that experiences weak segregation at low z (System II), indicates that the observed trends are primarily caused by the polymer architectures, instead of segregation strengths. A model is pro-posed in which the characteristic ratio (C∞), a proxy for the backbone stiffness, scales with Nbb as a function of the grafting density: C ~ Nbbf(z). To the best of our knowledge, this report represents the first study of scaling behavior for the self-assembly of block polymers with variable grafting density. The relationships disclosed herein provide valuable insights into conformational changes with grafting density, thus introducing new opportunities for future block polymer design.

  11. Application of a silver-olefin coordination polymer as a catalytic curing agent for self-healing epoxy polymers

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    Everitt, D. T.; Coope, T. S.; Trask, R. S.; Wass, D. F.; Bond, I. P.

    2015-05-01

    A silver-olefin based coordination polymer was prepared in a simple, one step process to act as an initiator to facilitate the ring-opening polymerization of epoxides. Thermal analysis found the complex to be capable of curing a range of commercially available epoxy resins used in the manufacture of conventional composite materials. Curing of the oligomeric diglycidyl ether bisphenol A resin, Epon 828, in combination with a non-toxic solvent, ethyl phenylacetate, was studied by differential scanning calorimetry. The mechanical characterization of the resultant cured polymers was conducted by single lap shear tests. Tapered double cantilever beam (TDCB) test specimens containing 2.5 pph of silver-olefin initiator, both with and without embedded microcapsules, were analyzed for their healing performance. Healing efficiency values were found to be strongly dependent on the applied healing temperature. A mean recovery of 74% fracture load was found in TDCB samples after being healed at 70 °C for 48 h.

  12. Leveraging symmetry to predict self-assembly of multiple polymers

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    Lin, Milo M.

    2017-09-01

    Protein self-assembly is fundamental to biological function and disease. Experimentally, the atomic-level structure is difficult to obtain and the assembly mechanism is poorly understood. The large number of possible states accessible to such systems limits computational prediction. Here, I introduce a new computational approach that enforces conformational symmetry, whereby all chains in the system adopt the same conformation. Using this approach on a 2D lattice, a designed multi-chain conformation is found more than four orders of magnitude faster than existing approaches. Furthermore, the free energy landscape can be efficiently computed, showing potential for enabling atomistic prediction of protein self-assembly.

  13. Bioinspired assemblies of plant cell wall polymers unravel the affinity properties of carbohydrate-binding modules.

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    Paës, Gabriel; von Schantz, Laura; Ohlin, Mats

    2015-09-07

    Lignocellulose-acting enzymes play a central role in the biorefinery of plant biomass to make fuels, chemicals and materials. These enzymes are often appended to carbohydrate binding modules (CBMs) that promote substrate targeting. When used in plant materials, which are complex assemblies of polymers, the binding properties of CBMs can be difficult to understand and predict, thus limiting the efficiency of enzymes. In order to gain more information on the binding properties of CBMs, some bioinspired model assemblies that contain some of the polymers and covalent interactions found in the plant cell walls have been designed. The mobility of three engineered CBMs has been investigated by FRAP in these assemblies, while varying the parameters related to the polymer concentration, the physical state of assemblies and the oligomerization state of CBMs. The features controlling the mobility of the CBMs in the assemblies have been quantified and hierarchized. We demonstrate that the parameters can have additional or opposite effects on mobility, depending on the CBM tested. We also find evidence of a relationship between the mobility of CBMs and their binding strength. Overall, bioinspired assemblies are able to reveal the unique features of affinity of CBMs. In particular, the results show that oligomerization of CBMs and the presence of ferulic acid motifs in the assemblies play an important role in the binding affinity of CBMs. Thus we propose that these features should be finely tuned when CBMs are used in plant cell walls to optimise bioprocesses.

  14. High-Density Liquid-Crystalline Polymer Brushes Formed by Surface Segregation and Self-Assembly.

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    Mukai, Koji; Hara, Mitsuo; Nagano, Shusaku; Seki, Takahiro

    2016-11-02

    High-density polymer brushes on substrates exhibit unique properties and functions stemming from the extended conformations due to the surface constraint. To date, such chain organizations have been mostly attained by synthetic strategies of surface-initiated living polymerization. We show herein a new method to prepare a high-density polymer brush architecture using surface segregation and self-assembly of diblock copolymers containing a side-chain liquid-crystalline polymer (SCLCP). The surface segregation is attained from a film of an amorphous base polymer (polystyrene, PS) containing a minor amount of a SCLCP-PS diblock copolymer upon annealing above the glass-transition temperature. The polystyrene portion of the diblock copolymer can work as a laterally mobile anchor for the favorable self-assembly on the polystyrene base film. © 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  15. Two Zn coordination polymers with meso-helical chains based on mononuclear or dinuclear cluster units

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    Qin, Ling; Qiao, Wen-Cheng; Zuo, Wei-Juan; Zeng, Si-Ying; Mei, Cao; Liu, Chang-Jiang

    2016-07-01

    Two zinc coordination polymers {[Zn2(TPPBDA)(oba)2]·DMF·1.5H2O}n (1), {[Zn(TPPBDA)1/2(tpdc)]·DMF}n (2) have been synthesized by zinc metal salt, nanosized tetradentate pyridine ligand with flexible or rigid V-shaped carboxylate co-ligands. These complexes were characterized by elemental analyses and X-ray single-crystal diffraction analyses. Compound 1 is a 2-fold interpenetrated 3D framework with [Zn2(CO2)4] clusters. Compound 2 can be defined as a five folded interpenetrating bbf topology with mononuclear Zn2+. These mononuclear or dinuclear cluster units are linked by mix-ligands, resulting in various degrees of interpenetration. In addition, the photoluminescent properties for TPPBDA ligand under different state and coordination polymers have been investigated in detail.

  16. A new three-dimensional bis(benzimidazole)-based cadmium(II) coordination polymer

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    Hao, Shao Yun; Hou, Suo Xia; Hao, Zeng Chuan; Cui, Guang Hua

    2018-01-01

    A new coordination polymer (CP), formulated as [Cd(L)(DCTP)]n (1) (L = 1,1‧-(1,4-butanediyl)bis(2-methylbenzimidazole), H2DCTP = 2,5-dichloroterephthalic acid), was synthesized under hydrothermal conditions and the performance as luminescent probe was also investigated. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction reveals CP 1 is a 3D 3-fold interpenetrated dia network with large well-defined pores. It is found that CP 1 revealed highly sensitive luminescence sensing for Fe3 + ions in acetonitrile solution with a high quenching efficiency of KSV = 2541.238 L·mol- 1 and a low detection limit of 3.2 μM (S/N = 3). Moreover, the photocatalytic efficiency of 1 for degradation of methylene blue could reach 82.8% after 135 min. Therefore, this coordination polymer could be viewed as multifunctional material for selectively sensing Fe3 + ions and effectively degrading dyes.

  17. Spectral and antimicrobial studies on novel ligand and its co-ordination polymers

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    Yogesh S. Patel

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available A novel ligand 2,5-bis(4-methoxyphenylcarbamoylterephthalicacid (BMPCT was prepared from 1,2,4,5-benzenetetracarboxylicdianhydride (pyromellitic dianhydride – PMDA and 4-methoxyaniline (p-anisidine. Various coordination polymers of BMPCT were also prepared using Mn(II, Fe(II, Co(II, Ni(II, Cu(II, and Zn(II metal salts. All compounds were analyzed by physicochemical, thermogravimetric and spectroscopic techniques. Antimicrobial activity was carried out using the agar-plate method against various strains of bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtillis, Pseudomonas aerugionsa, and Escherichia coli and spores of fungi (Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus flavous. The results showed significantly higher antimicrobial activity of coordination polymers compared to the ligand.

  18. Bistable Solid-State Fluorescence Switching in Photoluminescent, Infinite Coordination Polymers.

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    Kim, Jincheol; You, Youngmin; Yoon, Seong-Jun; Kim, Jong H; Kang, Boseok; Park, Sang Kyu; Whang, Dong Ryeol; Seo, Jangwon; Cho, Kilwon; Park, Soo Young

    2017-07-26

    Photo-functional infinite coordinated polymers (ICPs) were synthesized that consist of the photochromic dithienylethene (DTE) and a luminescent bridging unit to give enhanced fluorescence in the solid state. We could fabricate well-ordered micropatterns of these ICPs by a soft-lithographic method, which repeatedly showed high contrast on-off fluorescence switching. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  19. Multiconfigurable logic gates based on fluorescence switching in adaptive coordination polymer nanoparticles.

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    Pu, Fang; Ju, Enguo; Ren, Jinsong; Qu, Xiaogang

    2014-02-01

    Fluorescence switching of guest molecules confined in coordination polymer nanoparticles (CPNs) generated from nucleotides and lanthanide ions are used to construct multiconfigurable logic gates. Moreover, the potential of the material as fluorescent probe with large Stokes shift is demonstrated for cellular imaging. In this work the logic gate is integrated into the therapeutic agent and this will be highly beneficial in future molecular computing. © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  20. Synthesis, structure, luminescence and photocatalytic properties of an uranyl-2,5-pyridinedicarboxylate coordination polymer

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    Si, Zhen-Xiu; Xu, Wei, E-mail: xuwei@nbu.edu.cn; Zheng, Yue-Qing, E-mail: yqzhengmc@163.com

    2016-07-15

    An uranium coordination polymer, namely [(UO{sub 2}(pydc)(H{sub 2}O)]·H{sub 2}O (1) (H{sub 2}pydc=2,5-pyridinedicarboxylic acid), has been obtained by hydrothermal method and characterized by X-ray single crystal structure determination. Structural analysis reveals that complex 1 exhibits 1D chain coordination polymer, in which UO{sub 2}{sup 2+} ions are bridged by 2,5-pyridinedicarboxylate ligands and the chains are connected into a 3D supramolecular network by O–H···O hydrogen bond interactions and π–π stacking interactions. The photocatalytic properties of 1 for degradation of methylene blue (MB), Rhodamine B (RhB) and methyl orange (MO) under Hg-lamp irradiation have been performed, and the amount of the catalyst as well as Hg-lamp irradiation with different power on the photodegradation efficiency of MB have been investigated. Elemental analyses, infrared spectroscopy, TG-DTA analyses and luminescence properties were also discussed. - Graphical abstract: Complex 1 exhibits 1D chain coordination polymer in which UO{sub 2}{sup 2+} ions are bridged by 2,5-pyridinedicarboxylate ligand. Photoluminescence studies reveal that complex 1 exhibits characteristic emissions of uranyl centers. The compound is selective to degraded dye and displays good photocatalytic activities for the degradation of MB under Hg-lamp. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Complex 1 exhibits 1D chain coordination polymer. • Complex 1 could degrade methylene blue and Rhodamine B under Hg-lamp irradiation. • Luminescent property of 1 has been studied.

  1. A 2D [Fe-II-bistetrazole] coordination polymer exhibiting spin-crossover properties

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    Quesada, Manuel; Prins, Ferry; Roubeau, Olivier; Gamez, Patrick; Teat, Simon J.; van Koningsbruggen, Petra J.; Haasnoot, Jaap G.; Reedijk, Jan

    2007-01-01

    The reaction of 1,3-bis(tetrazol-1-yl)-2-propanol (btzpol) with Fe(BF4)(2) center dot 6H(2)O in acetonitrile yields the remarkable 2D coordination polymer [Fe-II(btzpol)(1.8)(btzpol-OBF3)(1.2)](BF4)(0.8) center dot (H2O)(0.8)(CH3CN) (1). This compound has been structurally characterized using an

  2. Novel iron(II) microporous spin-crossover coordination polymers with enhanced pore size.

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    Muñoz-Lara, Francisco J; Gaspar, Ana B; Muñoz, M Carmen; Ksenofontov, Vadim; Real, José Antonio

    2013-01-07

    In this Communication, we report the synthesis and characterization of novel Hofmann-like spin-crossover porous coordination polymers of composition {Fe(L)[M(CN)(4)]}·G [L = 1,4-bis(4-pyridylethynyl)benzene and M(II) = Ni, Pd, and Pt]. The spin-crossover properties of the framework are closely related to the number and nature of the guest molecules included in the pores.

  3. An unusual zig-zag 1D copper(ii) coordination polymer displaying magnetic phase transition.

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    Wang, Jun; Li, Bao-Hong; Lu, Lu; Liu, Jian-Qiang; Sakiyama, Hiroshi; Kumar, Abhinav

    2017-11-14

    An unusual Cu(ii) coordination polymer [Cu(Him)2(L)] (1) having a 4,4'-{[1,2-phenylene bis-(methylene)]bis(oxy)}dibenzoic acid ligand and an imidazole ligand possessing a 1D zig-zag chain was constructed and its magnetic behaviour was investigated, which indicated a magnetic phase transition below 25 K as well as long-range magnetic ordering.

  4. In-process assembly of micro metal inserts in a polymer matrix

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    Tosello, Guido; Hansen, Hans Nørgaard

    2006-01-01

    , have to be established in order to be able to develop new and more integrated micro products. In this paper a method for testing the bonding between micro thickened metal inserts and the polymer matrix they are moulded in is presented. A specific demonstrator has been manufactured by means of a hot......New functionalities and smaller dimensions of micro products can be achieved by means of a higher degree of integration of both materials and components. Smart micro assembly techniques (such as on-the-machine assembly) together with hybrid structures (as metal inserts in polymer matrix...

  5. Reversible Self-Assembly of 3D Architectures Actuated by Responsive Polymers.

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    Zhang, Cheng; Su, Jheng-Wun; Deng, Heng; Xie, Yunchao; Yan, Zheng; Lin, Jian

    2017-11-29

    An assembly of three-dimensional (3D) architectures with defined configurations has important applications in broad areas. Among various approaches of constructing 3D structures, a stress-driven assembly provides the capabilities of creating 3D architectures in a broad range of functional materials with unique merits. However, 3D architectures built via previous methods are simple, irreversible, or not free-standing. Furthermore, the substrates employed for the assembly remain flat, thus not involved as parts of the final 3D architectures. Herein, we report a reversible self-assembly of various free-standing 3D architectures actuated by the self-folding of smart polymer substrates with programmed geometries. The strategically designed polymer substrates can respond to external stimuli, such as organic solvents, to initiate the 3D assembly process and subsequently become the parts of the final 3D architectures. The self-assembly process is highly controllable via origami and kirigami designs patterned by direct laser writing. Self-assembled geometries include 3D architectures such as "flower", "rainbow", "sunglasses", "box", "pyramid", "grating", and "armchair". The reported self-assembly also shows wide applicability to various materials including epoxy, polyimide, laser-induced graphene, and metal films. The device examples include 3D architectures integrated with a micro light-emitting diode and a flex sensor, indicting the potential applications in soft robotics, bioelectronics, microelectromechanical systems, and others.

  6. Mechanical feedback coordinates cell wall expansion and assembly in yeast mating morphogenesis

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    2018-01-01

    The shaping of individual cells requires a tight coordination of cell mechanics and growth. However, it is unclear how information about the mechanical state of the wall is relayed to the molecular processes building it, thereby enabling the coordination of cell wall expansion and assembly during morphogenesis. Combining theoretical and experimental approaches, we show that a mechanical feedback coordinating cell wall assembly and expansion is essential to sustain mating projection growth in budding yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). Our theoretical results indicate that the mechanical feedback provided by the Cell Wall Integrity pathway, with cell wall stress sensors Wsc1 and Mid2 increasingly activating membrane-localized cell wall synthases Fks1/2 upon faster cell wall expansion, stabilizes mating projection growth without affecting cell shape. Experimental perturbation of the osmotic pressure and cell wall mechanics, as well as compromising the mechanical feedback through genetic deletion of the stress sensors, leads to cellular phenotypes that support the theoretical predictions. Our results indicate that while the existence of mechanical feedback is essential to stabilize mating projection growth, the shape and size of the cell are insensitive to the feedback. PMID:29346368

  7. Homochiral and heterochiral coordination polymers and networks of silver(I).

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    Burchell, Tara J; Puddephatt, Richard J

    2006-01-23

    The self-assembly of racemic and enantiopure binaphthylbis(amidopyridyl) ligands 1,1'-C(20)H(12){NHC(O)-4-C(5)H(4)N}(2), 1, and 1,1'-C(20)H(12){NHC(O)-3-C(5)H(4)N}(2), 2, with silver(I) salts (AgX; X = CF(3)CO(2), CF(3)SO(3), NO(3)) to form extended metal-containing arrays is described. It is shown that the self-assembly with racemic ligands can lead to homochiral or heterochiral polymers, through self-recognition or self-discrimination of the ligand units. The primary polymeric materials adopt helical conformations (secondary structure), and they undergo further self-assembly to form sheets or networks (tertiary structure). These secondary and tertiary structures are controlled through secondary bonding interactions between pairs of silver(I) centers, between silver cations and counteranions, or through hydrogen bonding involving amide NH groups. The self-assembly of the enantiopure ligand R-1 with silver trifluoroacetate gave a remarkable three-dimensional chiral, knitted network composed of polymer chains in four different supramolecular isomeric forms.

  8. Copper(II)-lanthanide(III) coordination polymers constructed from pyridine-2,5-dicarboxylic acid: Preparation, crystal structure and photoluminescence

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    Xia Zhengqiang; Wei Qing [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi' an 710069 (China); Chen Sanping, E-mail: sanpingchen@126.com [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi' an 710069 (China); Feng Xinming; Xie Gang [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi' an 710069 (China); Qiao Chengfang [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi' an 710069 (China); Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shangluo University, Shangluo 726000 (China); Zhang Guochun [Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shangluo University, Shangluo 726000 (China); Gao Shengli [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi' an 710069 (China)

    2013-01-15

    A series of 3d-4f heterometallic coordination polymers, formulated as {l_brace} [Cu{sub 3}Ln{sub 2}(pydc){sub 6}(H{sub 2}O){sub 12}]{center_dot}4H{sub 2}O{r_brace} {sub n} [Ln=Tb (1), Eu (2), Dy (3), Ho (4), Lu (5)], {l_brace} [CuNd{sub 2}(pydc){sub 4}(H{sub 2}O){sub 3}]{center_dot}H{sub 2}O{r_brace} {sub n} (6) and {l_brace} [Cu{sub 3}Pr{sub 2}(pydc){sub 6}(H{sub 2}O){sub 13}]{center_dot}4H{sub 2}O{r_brace} {sub n} (7) (where H{sub 2}pydc=pyridine-2,5-dicarboxylic acid), have been hydrothermally prepared by reactions of H{sub 2}pydc ligand with lanthanide ions in the presence of Cu(II) ion. X-ray crystal structure analysis reveals that these compounds exhibit rich structural chemistry. 1-5 are isomorphous and present a two-dimensional network constructed from Ln{sub 2}Cu{sub 2}L{sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2} SBU rings and CuL{sub 2}(H{sub 2}O) building blocks. In 6, two-dimensional ladder-like layers based on Nd(III) belts and CuL{sub 2}O{sub 2} units are assembled by H{sub 2}pydc ligands into a three-dimensional open framework. Polymer 7 displays a two-dimensional wave-like layer structure containing two distinct ring units, in which a new coordination mode of the pydc{sup 2-} ligand is observed. The results indicate that the coordination flexibility of the pydc{sup 2-} ligand and lanthanide contraction effect play cooperative roles in the formation of coordination polymers with different polymeric architectures. Compounds 1-2 exhibit intense green and red luminescence emission characteristics of Tb(III) and Eu(III), respectively. Furthermore, elemental analyses (EA), infrared spectra (IR) and thermogravimetric analyses (TGA) of these compounds were also studied. - Graphical abstract: Seven 3d-4f heterometallic coordination polymers were synthesized by reactions of H{sub 2}pydc with lanthanide metal ions in the presence of Cu{sup 2+}, the effects of Cu{sup 2+} on the structures and photoluminescent properties of Ln-pydc{sup 2-} systems were investigated. Highlights

  9. Thermostability and photophysical properties of mixed-ligand carboxylate/benzimidazole Zn(II)-coordination polymers

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    Barros, Bráulio Silva, E-mail: brauliobarros@ect.ufrn.br [School of Science and Technology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Campus Universitário Lagoa Nova, 59078-970 Natal, RN (Brazil); Chojnacki, Jaroslaw [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Faculty, Gdansk University of Technology, G. Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdansk (Poland); Macêdo Soares, Antonia Alice; Kulesza, Joanna; Lourenço da Luz, Leonis; Júnior, Severino Alves [Department of Fundamental Chemistry, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Av. Prof. Moraes Rego, 1235 – Cidade Universitária, 50670-901 Recife, PE (Brazil)

    2015-07-15

    The reaction between Zn(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}·6H{sub 2}O or Zn(CH{sub 3}COO){sub 2}·2H{sub 2}O and isophthalic acid (1,3-H{sub 2}bdc) in the presence of benzimidazole (Hbzim) in dimethylformamide (DMF)/ethanol (EtOH)/H{sub 2}O solvent mixture at room temperature yielded two structurally different coordination polymers: [Zn{sub 2}(1,3-bdc){sub 2}(Hbzim){sub 2}] (1) and [Zn{sub 2}(1,3-bdc)(bzim){sub 2}] (2). (1) is a 2D-layered framework with a molecule of benzimidazole coordinated to the Zn center, whereas (2) is a 3D framework with benzimidazolate species acting as a co-ligand and bridging two Zn(II) ions. Reactions performed at 90 °C led to the formation of coordination polymers structurally similar to (2), independently of the Zn(II) source used. In the absence of benzimidazole, the reaction between ZnAc{sub 2}.2H{sub 2}O and 1,3-H{sub 2}bdc at 90 °C resulted in the formation of (3), a 3D coordination polymer Zn(HCOO){sub 3}(Me{sub 2}NH{sub 2}{sup +}). It was observed that the thermostability and the photophysical properties of (1) and (2) are strongly dependent on the coordination modes and packing of benzimidazole in the solid state. These materials present photoluminescence in the wide range of the spectrum, from UV to IR. A full understanding of a physical process occurring in these intriguing systems, including complete energy level diagrams with possible transitions were provided. - Graphical abstract: Display Omitted - Highlights: • Structurally different Zn(II)-coordination polymers were prepared. • The formation of frameworks was counter anion and temperature dependent. • Photoluminescence in the wide range of the spectrum, from UV to IR was observed. • Thermostability and luminescence depended on bzim packing in the structure.

  10. Self-assembling peptide/thermoresponsive polymer composite hydrogels: effect of peptide-polymer interactions on hydrogel properties.

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    Maslovskis, A; Guilbaud, J-B; Grillo, I; Hodson, N; Miller, A F; Saiani, A

    2014-09-02

    We have investigated the effect of doping the self-assembling octapeptide FEFEFKFK (F, phenylalanine; E, glutamic acid; K, lysine) hydrogels with various amounts of thermoresponsive conjugate of FEFEFKFK and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm) in order to create novel hydrogels. The samples were characterized using a range of techniques including microdifferential scanning calorimetry (μDSC), oscillatory rheology, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and small angle neutron scattering (SANS). The peptide from the conjugate was shown to be incorporated into the peptide fiber, resulting in the polymer being anchored to the peptide fiber. The conjugation of the polymer to the peptide and its anchoring to the peptide fibers did not affect its lower critical solution temperature (LCST). On the other hand, it did result in a decrease in the LCST enthalpy and a significant increase in the G' of the hydrogels, suggesting the presence of hydrogen bond interactions between the peptide and the polymer. As a result, the polymer was found to adopt a fibrillar arrangement tightly covering the peptide fiber. The polymer was still found to go through a conformational change at the LCST, suggesting that it collapses onto the peptide fiber. On the other hand, the fibrillar network was found to be mainly unaffected by the polymer LCST. These changes at the LCST were also found to be fully reversible. The nature of the interaction between the polymer and the peptide was shown to have a significant effect on the conformation adopted by the polymer around the fibers and the mechanical properties of the hydrogels.

  11. Six new coordination polymers constructed by 3-carboxyl-5-oxycarboxymethylpyridinio-1-carboxylate: Crystal structures, topologies, photoluminescent and magnetic properties

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    Yuan, Hong-Yan [Zhejiang Key Laboratory for Reactive Chemistry on Solid Surfaces, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, Zhejiang 321004 (China); Dazhou Vocational and Technical College, 448 Xujiabei Road, Sishuan 635000 (China); Han, Min-Min; Jiang, Xian-Rong; Jiang, Zhan-Guo [Zhejiang Key Laboratory for Reactive Chemistry on Solid Surfaces, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, Zhejiang 321004 (China); Feng, Yun-Long, E-mail: sky37@zjnu.cn [Zhejiang Key Laboratory for Reactive Chemistry on Solid Surfaces, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, Zhejiang 321004 (China)

    2013-06-01

    Six new two-dimensional (2D) coordination polymers, [ML(H₂O)₃]ₙ (M=Zn (1), Cd (2), Mn (3), Co (4)), [CdL(H₂O)]ₙ} (5), [CdL(4,4´-bipy)]ₙ·nH₂O (6), (H₂L=3-carboxyl-5-oxycarboxymethylpyridinio-1-carboxylate, 4,4´-bipy=4,4´-bipyridine), have been hydrothermally synthesized and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction analyses, IR spectra, and thermogravimetric analyses. 1, 2, 3, 4 are isostructural and feature a binodal (4,6)-connected topology with left- and right-handed helical chains with a pitch of 9.9560 Å. 5 can be topologically presented as an uninodal 6-connected network if the hydrogen bonds are also considered. 6 is a binodal (3,5)-connected 2D layer network. The photoluminescent properties of 1, 2, 5, 6 and magnetic properties of 3, 4 have been studied and discussed. - Graphical abstract: The structural differences show that the ligand, the metal center, and the reaction conditions have great influence on the structure of the final assembly. Highlights: • A new asymmetric flexible tricarboxylate ligand of 3-carboxyl-5-oxycarboxymethylpyridinio-1-carboxylate was synthesized. • Six new two-dimensional (2D) coordination polymers have been hydrothermally obtained. • 1, 2, 3, 4 are isostructural and feature a binodal (4,6)-connected topology with left- and right-handed helical chains. • The photoluminescent properties of 1, 2, 5, 6 and magnetic properties of 3, 4 have been studied.

  12. Tuning structural topologies of five photoluminescent Cd(II) coordination polymers through modifying the substitute group of organic ligand

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    Guo, Feng; Zhu, Baoyong; Xu, Guilan; Zhang, Miaomiao; Zhang, Xiuling; Zhang, Jian

    2013-03-01

    Five new Cd(II) coordination polymers based on mixed 5-position substituted 1,3-benzenedicarboxylate ligands (R=NO2/OH/CH3) and 1,4-bis(imidazol-1-yl)benzene (L1)or 1,4-bis(1-imidazol-yl) -2,5- dimethyl benzene (L2), namely [Cd(5-NO2-ip)(L1)·H2O] (1), [Cd(5-OH-ip)(L1)]n (2), [Cd(5-NO2-ip) (L1)0.5(H2O)2]n (3), {[Cd(5-NO2-ip)(L2)0.5(H2O)]·H2O} (4), [Cd(5-CH3-ip)(L2)(H2O)2]n (5), have been synthesized hydrothermally and structurally characterized. With different substituted groups in the organic ligands, five compounds exhibit five distinct framework structures. By changing the pH value, compound 1 with 2-fold interpenetrating (4,4)-layer structure and compound 3 with three-dimensional diamond-type framework are obtained, respectively, from the assembly of Cd(NO3)2·4H2O, 5-NO2-ip and L1 ligand. The replacement of 5-NO2-ip with 5-OH-ip leads to a compound 2 which features a doubly pillared layered structure with pcu topology. Compounds 4 and 5 are constructed from L2 ligand with 5-NO2-ip or 5-CH3-ip, respectively. Compound 4 has non-interpenetrating (4,4) layer, while compound 5 shows unusual 2D->3D polycatenation of bilayers. The results reveal a new approach toward tuning structural topologies of coordination polymers through modifying the substitute groups in organic ligands. Furthermore, the photoluminescent properties of compounds 1-5 have been studied in the solid state at room temperature.

  13. Assembly of optical fibers for the connection of polymer-based waveguide

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    Ansel, Yannick; Grau, Daniel; Holzki, Markus; Kraus, Silvio; Neumann, Frank; Reinhard, Carsten; Schmitz, Felix

    2003-03-01

    This paper describes the realization of polymer-based optical structures and the assembly and packaging strategy to connect optical fiber ribbons to the waveguides. For that a low cost fabrication process using the SU-8TM thick photo-resist is presented. This process consists in the deposition of two photo-structurized resist layers filled up with epoxy glue realising the core waveguide. For the assembly, a new modular vacuum gripper was realised and installed on an automatic pick and place assembly robot to mount precisely and efficiently the optical fibers in the optical structures. First results have shown acceptable optical propagation loss for the complete test structure.

  14. Tuning the Assembly of Spherical Nanoparticles in Semicrystalline Polymers

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    Zhao, Dan; Jestin, Jacques; Zhao, Longxi; Kumar, Sanat K.; Mohammadkhani, Mohammad; Benicewicz, Brian C.

    We propose a simple, novel strategy to controlling nanoparticle (NPs) dispersion states in a semi-crystalline polymer matrix exploiting the kinetics of polymer crystallization. The system consists of poly(methyl methacrylate) grafted spherical silica NPs and poly(ethylene oxide) matrices, which are thermodynamically miscible in the melt. We first show that no remarkable change was observed in the spatial dispersion of NPs upon fast crystallization. However, for slow crystallization, both TEM and X-ray/neutron scattering reveal that the system starts to be organized in a ``layer-by-layer'' architecture, where the NPs are aligned in the amorphous phases intercalated by the crystalline lamellar phases. More importantly, we have found that the resulting ``sheet-like'' NP morphology gives rise to a 2-fold increase in the storage modulus but without compromising the fracture toughness of the neat polymer. These results open pathways for creating in-situ biomimetic hierarchical structures with improved mechanical properties through a simple, single-step crystallization processing, which could lead to new applications for this largest class of commercially relevant polymeric materials.

  15. Halochromic coordination polymers based on a triarylmethane dye for reversible detection of acids.

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    Zavakhina, Marina S; Yushina, Irina V; Samsonenko, Denis G; Dybtsev, Danil N; Fedin, Vladimir P; Argent, Stephen P; Blake, Alexander J; Schröder, Martin

    2017-01-03

    Chromeazurol B (Na2HL) is a pH-sensitive (halochromic) dye based on a hydroxytriarylmethane core and two carboxylate functional groups, which makes it suitable for the synthesis of coordination polymers. Two new coordination polymers [NaZn4(H2O)3(L)3]·3THF·3H2O (1) and [Zn3(H2O)3(μ2-OH2)(μ3-OH)(HL)2(H2L)]·2THF·3H2O (2) incorporating Chromeazurol B linkers have been prepared and characterised. The structure of 1 comprises pentanuclear heterometallic {Zn4Na} nodes linked by six L(3-) anions to give a layered structure with a honeycomb topology. 2 crystallizes as a double-chain ribbon (ladder) structure with two types of metal node: a mononuclear Zn(ii) cation and tetranuclear {Zn(ii)}4 cluster. Chromeazurol B anions link each tetranuclear cluster to four individual Zn(ii) cations and each Zn(ii) cation with four tetranuclear clusters. Both compounds show pH-sensitivity in water solution which can be observed visually, giving the first example of a halochromic coordination polymer. The halochromic properties of 1 towards HCl vapors were systematically investigated. As-synthesized violet-grey 1 reversibly changes color from orange to pink in the presence of vapors of 2 M and 7 M HCl, respectively. The coordination of the Chromeazurol B anion at each color stage was examined by diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and FT-IR measurements. The remarkable stability of 1 to acid and the observed reversible and reproducible color changes provide a new design for multifunctional sensor materials.

  16. Cation-Anion Arrangement Patterns in Self-Assembled Pd2L4 and Pd4L8 Coordination Cages.

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    Clever, Guido H; Punt, Philip

    2017-09-19

    Compounds featuring one-dimensional regular arrangements of stacked metal complexes and alternating [cation-anion]∞ sequences have raised considerable interest owing to their peculiar electronic and optical properties as well as guest inclusion capabilities. While traditional ways to realize these structural motifs rely on crystalline compounds, exclusively existing in the solid state, recent progress in the area of metal-mediated supramolecular self-assembly allows for the rational synthesis of structurally well-defined short stretches of stacked metal complexes and cation-anion arrangements. Therefore, metal cations, counteranions, and suitably designed organic bridges are allowed to self-assemble in solution. While the bridges can be designed as cross-linkers to yield extended two- or three-dimensional networks such as layered materials, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), or porous coordination polymers (PCPs), they can also be tailored to lead to discrete nanoscopic objects. Supramolecular helicates, grids, and knots belong to this class of compounds, and a particularly interesting subfamily are coordination cages and capsules, which possess nanosized cavities with the ability to encapsulate guest molecules. Here, we focus on coordination cages consisting of two or more square-planar Pd(II) or Pt(II) metal cations, bridged by banana-shaped bis-monodentate pyridyl ligands that encapsulate various guest molecules, usually anions, in their cavities. Monoanions as well as dianions with localized or delocalized charges can be bound with remarkable complementarity between cage and guest in terms of size and shape. We show how dimerization of the prototypical [Pd2L4] cages into their interpenetrated dimers [Pd4L8] leads to an increase in cavity number from one to three while the cavity volume decreases. Usually, all three pockets of these double cages are filled with monoanions such as BF4- or Cl-, thus leading to well-defined linear [Pd-anion]3Pd stacks, as observed

  17. Synthesis, spectral characterization and thermal aspects of coordination polymers of some transition metal ions with adipoyl bis(isonicotinoylhydrazone)

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    Haque, Mahejabeen Azizul; Paliwal, L. J.

    2017-04-01

    A series of metal coordination polymers of Mn(II), Fe(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), and Zn(II), obtained by the reaction of metal acetate with newly synthesized adipoyl bis(isonicotinoylhydrazone) (ADBI) have been investigated. The ligand has been characterized by 1H NMR, 13C NMR, FTIR, and ESI mass spectra. Structural and spectroscopic characterization of the coordination polymers have been carried out using elemental analysis, XRD, SEM, infrared and diffused reflectance spectra, magnetic susceptibility measurements and thermogravimetric analytical techniques. Each metal ion is coordinated to the ligand through oxygen of carbonyl group and the nitrogen of azomethine group of ligand forming a stable 5-membered heterocyclic ring. The synthesized ligand coordinates in an octadentate manner. Magnetic and diffused reflectance spectral studies reveal octahedral geometry of Co(II), Cu(II), Fe(II) and Ni(II) coordination polymers and tetrahedral geometry of Mn(II) and Zn(II) coordination polymers. The thermal stability and decomposition steps of all coordination polymers have been studied using TG, DTG and DTA techniques. Moreover, the kinetic parameters such as activation energy (Ea*), order of reaction (n), Arrhenius factor (A), change in entropy (ΔS*), change in enthalpy (ΔH*) and free energy change (ΔG*) were evaluated at each stage of decomposition curve using Coats-Redfern method.

  18. Mercury coordination polymers with flexible ethane-1,2-diyl-bis-(pyridyl-3-carboxylate): Synthesis, structures, thermal and luminescent properties

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    Vallejos, Javier [Departamento de Química, Universidad Católica del Norte, Av. Angamos 0610, Antofagasta (Chile); Brito, Iván, E-mail: ivanbritob@yahoo.com [Departamento de Quimica, Universidad de Antofagasta, Av. Angamos 601, Antofagasta (Chile); Cárdenas, Alejandro [Departamento de Física, Universidad de Antofagasta, Av. Angamos 601, Antofagasta (Chile); Llanos, Jaime [Departamento de Química, Universidad Católica del Norte, Av. Angamos 0610, Antofagasta (Chile); Bolte, Michael [Institut für Anorganische Chemie der Goethe—Universität Frankfurt, Max-von-Laue-Strasse 7, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); López-Rodríguez, Matías [Instituto de Bio-Orgánica “Antonio González”, Universidad de La Laguna, Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez N° 2, La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain)

    2015-03-15

    The reaction of the flexible ligand, ethane-1,2-diyl-bis-(pyridyl-3-carboxylate), (L) with HgI{sub 2} and HgBr{sub 2} salts under the same experimental conditions leads to the formation of two coordination polymers with different motifs: ([Hg(L)(Br{sub 2})]){sub n}(1) and ([Hg(L)(I{sub 2})]){sub n}(2). In both compounds, the ligand, (L) acts in a μ2-N:N′-bidentate fashion to link HgBr{sub 2} and HgI{sub 2} units to form a linear and helical chain motif, along [1 0 0] for (1) and [0 0 1] for (2). The ethylene moiety of (L) has gauche and trans conformation in compounds (1) and (2), respectively. The flexible conformation of L produces differences in the optical and crystal properties of the two compounds. - Graphical abstract: This work demonstrates how the HgX{sub 2} units are coordinates by bi-dentate ligand forming polymeric coordination complexes by self-assembly of both chemical units.- Highlights: • News 1-D d{sup 10} transition metal coordination polymers. • The photoluminescent properties have been measured. • The thermal properties have been measured.

  19. Chiral molecular assemblies from a novel achiral amphiphilic 2-(heptadecyl) naphtha[2,3]imidazole through interfacial coordination.

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    Yuan, Jing; Liu, Minghua

    2003-04-30

    A novel amphiphilic compound 2-(heptadecyl) naphtha[2,3]imidazole (NpImC17) was synthesized, and its coordination with AgNO(3) in situ in the monolayer at the air/water interface and ex situ in the Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) film on solid substrate has been investigated. It has been found that interfacial coordination between NpImC17 and Ag(I) ion occurred both in the monolayer and in the LB film. It is interesting to note that the Ag(I)-coordinated ultrathin film became chiral although the ligand itself is achiral. It was suggested that the chirality of the Ag(I)-coordinated LB film was developed due to the formation of a helical coordination polymer through the interfacial coordination. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on the formation of chiral monolayer and LB films from an achiral molecule through interfacial coordination.

  20. Photoluminescent lead(II) coordination polymers stabilised by bifunctional organoarsonate ligands

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    Lin, Jian-Di; Onet, Camelia I.; Schmitt, Wolfgang

    2015-04-01

    Four lead(II) coordination polymers were isolated under hydro(solvo)thermal conditions. The applied synthetic methodology takes advantage of the coordination behaviour of a new bifunctional organoarsonate ligand, 4-(1, 2, 4-triazol-4-yl)phenylarsonic acid (H2TPAA) and involves the variation of lead(II) reactants, metal/ligand mole ratios, and solvents. The constitutional composition of the four lead(II) coordination polymers can be formulated as [Pb2(TPAA)(HTPAA)(NO3)]·6H2O (1), [Pb2(TPAA)(HTPAA)2]·DMF·0.5H2O (DMF = N, N-Dimethylformamide) (2), [Pb2Cl2(TPAA)H2O] (3), and [Pb3Cl(TPAA)(HTPAA)2H2O]Cl (4). The compounds were characterized by single-crystal and powder x-ray diffraction techniques, thermogravimetric analyses, infra-red spectroscopy, and elemental analyses. Single-crystal x-ray diffraction reveals that 1 and 2 represent two-dimensional (2D) layered structures whilst 3 and 4 form three-dimensional (3D) frameworks. The structures of 1, 2, and 4 contain one-dimensional (1D) {PbII/AsO3} substructures, while 3 is composed of 2D {PbII/AsO3} arrays. Besides their interesting topologies, 1-4 all exhibit photoluminescence properties in the solid state at room temperature.

  1. Reversible Pressure-Controlled Depolymerization of a Copper(II)-Containing Coordination Polymer.

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    Clegg, Jack K; Brock, Aidan J; Jolliffe, Katrina A; Lindoy, Leonard F; Parsons, Simon; Tasker, Peter A; White, Fraser J

    2017-09-12

    A unique pressure-induced Cu-N bond breaking/bond forming reaction is reported. The variation of pressure on a single crystal of a one-dimensional copper- (II)-containing coordination polymer (Cu2 L2 (1-methylpiperazine)2 ]n , where H2 L is 1,1'-(1,3-phenylene)-bis(4,4-dimethylpentane-1,3-dione)), was monitored using single crystal X-ray diffraction with the aid of a diamond anvil cell. At a very low elevated pressure (≈0.05 GPa) a remarkable reversible phase change was observed. The phase change results in the depolymerization of the material through the cleavage and formation of axial Cu-N bonds as well as "ring flips" of individual axially coordinated 1-methylpiperazine ligands. Overall, the pressure-induced phase change is associated with a surprising (and non-intuitive) shift in structure-from a 1-dimensional coordination polymer to a discrete dinuclear complex. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  2. Crystal structures and thermodynamics/kinetics of Zn(II) coordination polymers with helical chains

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    He, Tian [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of the Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi’an 710069 (China); Yue, Ke-Fen, E-mail: ykflyy@nwu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of the Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi’an 710069 (China); Zhao, Yi-xing; Chen, San-Ping [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of the Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi’an 710069 (China); Zhou, Chun-sheng, E-mail: slzhoucs@126.com.cn [Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Comprehensive Utilization of Tailings Resources, College of Chemical Engineering and Modern Materials, Shangluo University, Shangluo 726000 (China); Yan, Ni [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of the Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi’an 710069 (China)

    2016-07-15

    Solvothermal reactions of Zn(II) acetates and four V-shaped carboxylates ligands in the presence of 1,4-Bis(2-methyl-imidazol-1-yl)butane afforded four interesting Zn(II) coordination polymers with helical chains, namely, {[Zn(bib)(atibdc)]·2H_2O}{sub n} (1), {[Zn(bib)(atbip)]·H_2O}{sub n} (2), {[Zn(bib)(2,2′-tda)]}{sub n} (3) and {[Zn(bib)(5-tbipa)]·EtOH}{sub n} (4), (H{sub 2}atibdc=5-amino-2,4,6-triiodoisophthalic acid, H{sub 2}atbip=5-amino-2,4,6-tribromoisophthalic acid, 2,2′-H{sub 2}tad=2,2′-thiodiacetic acid, 5-H{sub 2}tbipa=5-tert-butyl-isophthalic acid). 1 reveals a 3D chiral framework with three kinds of helical chains along a, b and c axis. 2 shows a 2D step-type chiral framework with right-handed helical chains. 3 displays a wavelike 2D layer network possessing alternate left- and right-handed helical chains. 4 presents a four-connected 3D framework with zigzag and meso-helical chains. The different spacers and substituent group of carboxylic acid ligands may lead to the diverse network structures of 1–4. The fluorescent properties of complexes 1−4 were studied. In addition, the thermal decompositions properties of 1–4 were investigated by simultaneous TG/DTG–DSC technique. The apparent activation energy E and the pre-exponential factor (A) of skeleton collapse for the complexes 1–4 are calculated by the integral Kissinger's method and Ozawa–Doyle's method. The activation energy E (E{sub 1}=209.658 kJ·mol{sup −1}, E{sub 2}=250.037 kJ mol{sup −1}, E{sub 3}=225.300 kJ mol{sup −1}, E{sub 4}=186.529 kJ·mol{sup −1}) demonstrates that the reaction rate of the melting decomposition is slow. The thermodynamic parameters (ΔH{sup ‡}, ΔG{sup ‡} and ΔS{sup ‡}) at the peak temperatures of the DTG curves were also calculated. ΔG{sup ‡}>0 indicates that the skeleton collapse is not spontaneous. ΔH{sub d}>0 suggests that the skeleton collapse is endothermic, corresponding to the intense endothermic peak of the DSC

  3. Coordination of Hepatitis C Virus Assembly by Distinct Regulatory Regions in Nonstructural Protein 5A.

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    Margarita Zayas

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Hepatitis C virus (HCV nonstructural protein (NS5A is a RNA-binding protein composed of a N-terminal membrane anchor, a structured domain I (DI and two intrinsically disordered domains (DII and DIII interacting with viral and cellular proteins. While DI and DII are essential for RNA replication, DIII is required for assembly. How these processes are orchestrated by NS5A is poorly understood. In this study, we identified a highly conserved basic cluster (BC at the N-terminus of DIII that is critical for particle assembly. We generated BC mutants and compared them with mutants that are blocked at different stages of the assembly process: a NS5A serine cluster (SC mutant blocked in NS5A-core interaction and a mutant lacking the envelope glycoproteins (ΔE1E2. We found that BC mutations did not affect core-NS5A interaction, but strongly impaired core-RNA association as well as virus particle envelopment. Moreover, BC mutations impaired RNA-NS5A interaction arguing that the BC might be required for loading of core protein with viral RNA. Interestingly, RNA-core interaction was also reduced with the ΔE1E2 mutant, suggesting that nucleocapsid formation and envelopment are coupled. These findings argue for two NS5A DIII determinants regulating assembly at distinct, but closely linked steps: (i SC-dependent recruitment of replication complexes to core protein and (ii BC-dependent RNA genome delivery to core protein, triggering encapsidation that is tightly coupled to particle envelopment. These results provide a striking example how a single viral protein exerts multiple functions to coordinate the steps from RNA replication to the assembly of infectious virus particles.

  4. Resolving Properties of Polymers and Nanoparticle Assembly through Coarse-Grained Computational Studies.

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    Grest, Gary S. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2017-09-01

    Coupled length and time scales determine the dynamic behavior of polymers and polymer nanocomposites and underlie their unique properties. To resolve the properties over large time and length scales it is imperative to develop coarse grained models which retain the atomistic specificity. Here we probe the degree of coarse graining required to simultaneously retain significant atomistic details a nd access large length and time scales. The degree of coarse graining in turn sets the minimum length scale instrumental in defining polymer properties and dynamics. Using polyethylene as a model system, we probe how the coarse - graining scale affects the measured dynamics with different number methylene group s per coarse - grained beads. Using these models we simulate polyethylene melts for times over 500 ms to study the viscoelastic properties of well - entangled polymer melts and large nanoparticle assembly as the nanoparticles are driven close enough to form nanostructures.

  5. Solid structures of the stepwise self-assembled copillar[5]arene-based supramolecular polymers

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    Park, Yeon Sil; Hwang, Seong Min; Shin, Jae Yeon; Paek, Kyung Soo [Dept. of Chemistry, Soongsil University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-10-15

    Development of supramolecular polymer has attracted much interest because of their interesting properties such as stimuli-responsiveness, recycling, self-healing and degradability, and their consequential applications. The essential feature of this class of polymers is the self-assembly of discrete monomeric subunits via non-covalent interactions or dynamic covalent bonds. Among the many monomeric subunits, pillar[n]arenes have been ideal building blocks for the fabrication of polymeric supramolecules because of their intrinsic characteristics. The ring-shaped morphologies in supramolecular polymer P are probably due to the tendency of the end-to-end connection in the solid state of long flexible supramolecular chains. The size increase of nano-rings as the stepwise addition increases might be due to the fact that the linear supramolecular polymer P in solution seems to be maintained until the nano-ring formation by solidification.

  6. Two new coordination polymers based on tartaric acid ligand: Syntheses, crystal structure and thermal stability

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    Chen, Fei-Yan; Lan, You-Zhao, E-mail: sky37@zjnu.cn; Han, Min-Min; Feng, Yun-Long, E-mail: lyzhao@zjnu.cn [Zhejiang Normal University, Zhejiang Key Laboratory for Reactive Chemistry on Solid Surfaces, Institute of Physical Chemistry (China)

    2016-09-15

    Two new coordination polymers [Cd{sub 3}(D-Tar){sub 3}]{sub n} (1) and [Pb(meso-Tar)]{sub n} (2) (H{sub 2}Tar = tartaric acid) have been synthesized by hydrothermal reaction and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis and IR spectra. 1 crystallizes in the C222{sub 1} chiral space group and shows a 3D (4,4)-connected net with the (4.6.8{sup 4}){sub 4}(4.6{sup 2}.8{sup 2}.10)(4.6{sup 2}.8{sup 3})(4.6{sup 3}.8{sup 2})(4.6{sup 3}.8{sup 2}){sub 4}(4.8{sup 5}){sub 2} topology. 2 possesses a 3D (4,4)-connected net with the (4{sup 3}.6{sup 2}.8) topology. In addition, the thermogravimetric analyses (TGA) results for polymers are discussed.

  7. Metal-organic coordination-enabled layer-by-layer self-assembly to prepare hybrid microcapsules for efficient enzyme immobilization.

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    Wang, Xiaoli; Jiang, Zhongyi; Shi, Jiafu; Liang, Yanpeng; Zhang, Chunhong; Wu, Hong

    2012-07-25

    A novel layer-by-layer self-assembly approach enabled by metal-organic coordination was developed to prepare polymer-inorganic hybrid microcapsules. Alginate was first activated via N-ethyl-N'-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide (EDC) and N-hydroxy succinimide (NHS) coupling chemistry, and subsequently reacted with dopamine. Afterward, the dopamine modified alginate (Alg-DA) and titanium(IV) bis(ammonium lactato) dihydroxide (Ti(IV)) were alternatively deposited onto CaCO3 templates. The coordination reaction between the catechol groups of Alg-DA and the Ti(IV) allowed the alternative assembly to form a series of multilayers. After removing the templates, the alginate-titanium hybrid microcapsules were obtained. The high mechanical stability of hybrid microcapsules was demonstrated by osmotic pressure experiment. Furthermore, the hybrid microcapsules displayed superior thermal stability due to Ti(IV) coordination. Catalase (CAT) was used as model enzyme, either encapsulated inside or covalently attached on the surface of the resultant microcapsules. No CAT leakage from the microcapsules was detected after incubation for 48 h. The encapsulated CAT, with a loading capacity of 450-500 mg g(-1) microcapsules, exhibited desirable long-term storage stability, whereas the covalently attached CAT, with a loading capacity of 100-150 mg g(-1) microcapsules, showed desirable operational stability.

  8. Study on preparation and characterization of MOF based lanthanide doped luminescent coordination polymers

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    Binh, Nguyen Thanh; Tien, Dinh Manh; Giang, Lam Thi Kieu; Khuyen, Hoang Thi; Huong, Nguyen Thanh; Huong, Tran Thu; Lam, Tran Dai, E-mail: lamtd@ims.vast.ac.vn

    2014-02-14

    Coordination polymers (metal–organic frameworks or MOFs) offer the opportunity for fine-tuning the luminescence behavior because of the possibility to entrap in the network pores molecules that can influence the lanthanide (Ln) emission. In this study, Zn (II) and polycarboxylate based MOFs were first pre-formed by solvothermal method, then considered as host-matrix for in situ doping of low-input concentration of Eu{sup 3+} and Tb{sup 3+} (two most commonly used lanthanides in life science assays), and afterwards lanthanide doped luminescent materials were synthesized. Different characterizations (X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy-Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS)) were carried out to confirm accordingly MOF's crystallinity, the structure and chemical composition. The study on luminescent properties of the material has revealed an efficient energy transfer from the ligand excited states to the Eu{sup 3+} and Tb{sup 3+} f-excited states. With quite low input concentrations (8–15%) of doped rare earth ions, these complexes displayed intense emissions at room temperature and proved to be good candidates for red and green emitter luminescent materials. Generally, this design concept can be extended for the preparation of other rare earth coordination polymers. - Highlights: • Synthesis of luminescent materials MOF-5/RE (RE = Eu, Tb) by solvothermal method with in situ doping of Eu{sup 3+} and Tb{sup 3+}. • MOF-5/RE with ordered structure gives strong luminescence spectra. • The design concept can be extended for the preparation of other rare earth coordination polymers.

  9. Synthesis, structures, and magnetic properties of metal-coordination polymers with benzenepentacarboxylate linkers.

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    Wang, Xin-Yi; Sevov, Slavi C

    2008-02-04

    Three hybrid organic-inorganic coordination polymers with benzenepentacarboxylate (BPCA) linkers, [Co3(C6H(COO)5)(OH)(H2O)3] (1-Co), [Zn3(C6H(COO)5)(OH)(H2O)3] (2-Zn), and [Co5(C6H(COO)5)2(H2O)12].(H2O)12 (3-Co), were synthesized hydrothermally and were characterized structurally and magnetically. 1-Co and 2-Zn are isostructural [C2/c; Z=8; 1-Co, a=19.5350(6) A, b=10.4494(4) A, and c=13.2353(5) A, beta=97.2768(8) degrees; 2-Zn, a=19.5418(9) A, b=10.3220(10) A, and c=13.4660(10) A, beta=98.455(10) degrees] with three-dimensional structures that contain [M6] secondary building units bridged by BPCA ligands. A different cobalt-based compound, 3-Co, forms at lower pH and lower reaction temperature. Its structure [P21/c; Z=2; a=12.6162(2) A, b=11.3768(2) A, and c=15.3401(3) A, beta=91.539(1) degrees] is a more loosely packed framework with free (noncoordinated) carboxylic groups pointing at water-filled cavities in the framework. The magnetic phase diagram of 1-Co established through detailed magnetic measurements shows a metamagnetic transition below TN=3.8 K. The less-packed compound 3-Co, on the other hand, remains paramagnetic above 1.9 K. The three compounds are the first examples of coordination polymers with benzenepentacarboxylate linkers and fill the gap of coordination polymers involving benzenepolycarboxylate linkers of the general type C6H6-n(COOH)n, where n=2-6.

  10. Effects of Grafting Density on Block Polymer Self-Assembly: From Linear to Bottlebrush.

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    Lin, Tzu-Pin; Chang, Alice B; Luo, Shao-Xiong; Chen, Hsiang-Yun; Lee, Byeongdu; Grubbs, Robert H

    2017-11-28

    Grafting density is an important structural parameter that exerts significant influences over the physical properties of architecturally complex polymers. In this report, the physical consequences of varying the grafting density (z) were studied in the context of block polymer self-assembly. Well-defined block polymers spanning the linear, comb, and bottlebrush regimes (0 ≤ z ≤ 1) were prepared via grafting-through ring-opening-metathesis polymerization. ω-Norbornenyl poly(d,l-lactide) and polystyrene macromonomers were copolymerized with discrete comonomers in different feed ratios, enabling precise control over both the grafting density and molecular weight. Small-angle X-ray scattering experiments demonstrate that these graft block polymers self-assemble into long-range-ordered lamellar structures. For 17 series of block polymers with variable z, the scaling of the lamellar period with the total backbone degree of polymerization (d* ∼ Nbbα) was studied. The scaling exponent α monotonically decreases with decreasing z and exhibits an apparent transition at z ≈ 0.2, suggesting significant changes in the chain conformations. Comparison of two block polymer systems, one that is strongly segregated for all z (System I) and one that experiences weak segregation at low z (System II), indicates that the observed trends are primarily caused by the polymer architectures, not segregation effects. A model is proposed in which the characteristic ratio (C∞), a proxy for the backbone stiffness, scales with Nbb as a function of the grafting density: C∞ ∼ Nbbf(z). The scaling behavior disclosed herein provides valuable insights into conformational changes with grafting density, thus introducing opportunities for block polymer and material design.

  11. Soluble Metal-Nanoparticle-Decorated Porous Coordination Polymers for the Homogenization of Heterogeneous Catalysis.

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    Huang, Yuan-Biao; Wang, Qiang; Liang, Jun; Wang, Xusheng; Cao, Rong

    2016-08-17

    Ultrasmall metal nanoparticles (MNPs) were decorated on soluble porous coordination polymers (PCPs) with high metal loadings. The solubility of the composite and the size of the MNPs can be controlled by varying the ratio of the precursors to the supports. The soluble PCPs can serve as a platform to homogenize heterogeneous MNPs catalysts, which exhibited excellent activity and recyclability in C-H activation and Suzuki reactions. This strategy combines the advantages of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis and may bring new inspiration to catalysis.

  12. A novel 2D porous indium coordination polymer with tunable luminescent property

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    Li, Xuejiao; Wang, Fangfang; Yang, He; Xu, Bo; Li, Cuncheng

    2016-08-01

    A new Indium coordination polymer [In(pda)1.5(phen)]n1 based on 1,4-phenylenediacetic acid (H2pda) and phen = 1,10-phenanthroline was obtained under hydrothermal condition and further characterized by single crystal X-ray analysis and other physicochemical studies such as infrared spectrum (IR), elemental analysis, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD). Structure analysis reveals that complex 1 exhibits 2D porous (6,3) connected layer structure. Luminescent property of 1 was investigated both in the solid state and in different solvents and the results indicated that complex 1 demonstrates distinct solvent dependent luminescent property.

  13. Triazole-based one-dimensional spin-crossover coordination polymers.

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    Roubeau, Olivier

    2012-11-26

    One-dimensional coordination Fe(II) polymers constructed through triple N(1),N(2)-1,2,4-triazole bridges form a unique class of spin-crossover materials, the synthetic versatility of which allows tuning the spin-crossover properties, the design of gels, films, liquid crystals, and nanoparticles and single-particle addressing. This Minireview provides the first complete overview of these very attractive switchable materials and their most recent developments. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  14. The nature of protein interactions governing globular protein-polymer block copolymer self-assembly.

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    Lam, Christopher N; Kim, Minkyu; Thomas, Carla S; Chang, Dongsook; Sanoja, Gabriel E; Okwara, Chimdimma U; Olsen, Bradley D

    2014-04-14

    The effects of protein surface potential on the self-assembly of protein-polymer block copolymers are investigated in globular proteins with controlled shape through two approaches: comparison of self-assembly of mCherry-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) bioconjugates with structurally homologous enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP)-PNIPAM bioconjugates, and mutants of mCherry with altered electrostatic patchiness. Despite large changes in amino acid sequence, the temperature-concentration phase diagrams of EGFP-PNIPAM and mCherry-PNIPAM conjugates have similar phase transition concentrations. Both materials form identical phases at two different coil fractions below the PNIPAM thermal transition temperature and in the bulk. However, at temperatures above the thermoresponsive transition, mCherry conjugates form hexagonal phases at high concentrations while EGFP conjugates form a disordered micellar phase. At lower concentration, mCherry shows a two-phase region while EGFP forms homogeneous disordered micellar structures, reflecting the effect of changes in micellar stability. Conjugates of four mCherry variants with changes to their electrostatic surface patchiness also showed minimal change in phase behavior, suggesting that surface patchiness has only a small effect on the self-assembly process. Measurements of protein/polymer miscibility, second virial coefficients, and zeta potential show that these coarse-grained interactions are similar between mCherry and EGFP, indicating that coarse-grained interactions largely capture the relevant physics for soluble, monomeric globular protein-polymer conjugate self-assembly.

  15. Polymer-mediated nanorod self-assembly predicted by dissipative particle dynamics simulations.

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    Khani, Shaghayegh; Jamali, Safa; Boromand, Arman; Hore, Michael J A; Maia, Joao

    2015-09-14

    Self-assembly of nanoparticles in polymer matrices is an interesting and growing subject in the field of nanoscience and technology. We report herein on modelling studies of the self-assembly and phase behavior of nanorods in a homopolymer matrix, with the specific goal of evaluating the role of deterministic entropic and enthalpic factors that control the aggregation/dispersion in such systems. Grafting polymer brushes from the nanorods is one approach to control/impact their self-assembly capabilities within a polymer matrix. From an energetic point of view, miscible interactions between the brush and the matrix are required for achieving a better dispersibility; however, grafting density and brush length are the two important parameters in dictating the morphology. Unlike in previous computational studies, the present Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) simulation framework is able to both predict dispersion or aggregation of nanorods and determine the self-assembled structure, allowing for the determination of a phase diagram, which takes all of these factors into account. Three types of morphologies are predicted: dispersion, aggregation and partial aggregation. Moreover, favorable enthalpic interactions between the brush and the matrix are found to be essential for expanding the window for achieving a well-dispersed morphology. A three-dimensional phase diagram is mapped on which all the afore-mentioned parameters are taken into account. Additionally, in the case of immiscibility between brushes and the matrix, simulations predict the formation of some new and tunable structures.

  16. Binding, structure, and dynamics of hydrophobic polymers near patterned self-assembled monolayer surfaces.

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    Li, Lijuan; Garde, Shekhar

    2014-12-02

    We use molecular dynamics simulations to study the binding, conformations, and dynamics of a flexible 25-mer hydrophobic polymer near well-defined patterned self-assembled monolayers containing a hydrophobic strip (with -CH3 head-groups) having different widths in a hydrophilic (-OH) background. We show that the polymer binds favorably to hydrophobic strips of all widths, including the subnanometer ones comprising 3, 2, or even 1 row of -CH3 head-groups, with the binding strength varying from about 107 to 25 kJ/mol for the widest to the narrowest strip. Near wide hydrophobic patches containing 5 or more -CH3 rows, pancakelike conformations are dominant, whereas hairpinlike structures become preferred ones near the narrower strips. In the vicinity of the narrowest 1-row strip, the polymer folds into semiglobular conformations, thus maintaining sufficient contact with the strip while sequestering its hydrophobic groups away from water. We also show that the confinement makes the translational dynamics of the polymer anisotropic as well as conformational dependent. Our results may help to understand and manipulate the self-assembly and dynamics of soft matter, such as polymers, peptides, and proteins, at inhomogeneous patterned surfaces.

  17. Importance of capillary forces in the assembly of carbon nanotubes in a polymer colloid lattice.

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    Jurewicz, Izabela; Keddie, Joseph L; Dalton, Alan B

    2012-05-29

    We highlight the significance of capillary pressure in the directed assembly of nanorods in ordered arrays of colloidal particles. Specifically, we discuss mechanisms for the assembly of carbon nanotubes at the interstitial sites between latex polymer particles during composite film formation. Our study points to general design rules to be considered to optimize the ordering of nanostructures within such polymer matrices. In particular, gaining an understanding of the role of capillary forces is critical. Using a combination of electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy, we show that the capillary forces acting on the latex particles during the drying process are sufficient to bend carbon nanotubes. The extent of bending depends on the flexural rigidity of the carbon nanotubes and whether or not they are present as bundled ensembles. We also show that in order to achieve long-range ordering of the nanotubes templated by the polymer matrix, it is necessary for the polymer to be sufficiently mobile to ensure that the nanotubes are frozen into the ordered network when the film is formed and the capillary forces are no longer dominant. In our system, the polymer is plasticized by the addition of surfactant, so that it is sufficiently mobile at room temperature. Interestingly, the carbon nanotubes effectively act as localized pressure sensors, and as such, the study agrees well with previous theoretical predictions calculating the magnitude of capillary forces during latex film formation.

  18. Novel thermoresponsive assemblies of co-grafted natural and synthetic polymers for water purification.

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    Paneysar, Joginder Singh; Barton, Stephen; Chandra, Sudeshna; Ambre, Premlata; Coutinho, Evans

    2017-03-01

    Water contamination and its purification are a global problem. The current approach to purify water is reduction of impurities to acceptable levels. One of the ways to achieve this is by use of water-soluble polymers that extract organic and metallic contaminants, from water. This paper presents a blend of composite polymers that eliminates both the contaminants simultaneously by the principle of adsorption at lower critical solution temperature. These composite polymers have been synthesized by grafting poly(N,N-diethylacrylamide), poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) and poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) on-to the natural polymer chitosan or its derivatives, giving smart graft polymeric assemblies (GPAs). One of the graft polymers, GPA-2, exhibits excellent adsorption properties able to remove metal ions like cadmium, cobalt, copper, lead, iron and also organic impurities like chlorophenol and phthalic anhydride. Studies reveal that 6 mg/ml GPA-2 is able to effect a 100% removal of organic impurities - chlorophenol (50 ppm) and phthalic anhydride (70 ppm) - from water, while complete removal of the heavy metal ions (Cu+2, Co+2 and Cd+2) together at 30 ppm concentration has been achieved with 7.5 mg/ml GPA-2. The reduction in level of impurities along with recyclability and reproducibility in the elimination spectrum makes these assemblies promising materials in water treatment.

  19. Single-step assembly of polymer-lipid hybrid nanoparticles for mitomycin C delivery

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    Yi, Yunfeng; Li, Yang; Wu, Hongjie; Jia, Mengmeng; Yang, Xiangrui; Wei, Heng; Lin, Jinyan; Wu, Shichao; Huang, Yu; Hou, Zhenqing; Xie, Liya

    2014-01-01

    Mitomycin C is one of the most effective chemotherapeutic agents for a wide spectrum of cancers, but its clinical use is still hindered by the mitomycin C (MMC) delivery systems. In this study, the MMC-loaded polymer-lipid hybrid nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared by a single-step assembly (ACS Nano 2012, 6:4955 to 4965) of MMC-soybean phosphatidyhlcholine (SPC) complex (Mol. Pharmaceutics 2013, 10:90 to 101) and biodegradable polylactic acid (PLA) polymers for intravenous MMC delivery. The ad...

  20. Hybrid Materials Prepared from Polymers and Self-assembled Systems by Physical Processes

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    Jean-Michel; Guenet

    2007-01-01

    1 Results A new type of hybrid materails prepared from ternary systems polymer/bicopper organic complex/solvent is presented.Each binary system displays differing types of behaviour: The polymer solutions produce thermoreversible gels while the bicopper organic complex (designated as CuS8) forms randomly-dispersed,self-assembling threads in organic solvents (See Fig.1(a),(b)).Fig.1 The CuS8 and ips thermoreversible gels Thermoreversible gels possess a fibrillar morphology with a typical mesh size ra...

  1. Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Luminescent Property of A Novel Cd(II) Coordination Polymer with Bis-imidazole Ligand

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    Zhou, Yong Hong [Huaibei Normal Univ., Huaibei (China)

    2013-04-15

    The key to the successful design of metal-organic coordination polymers is the judicious selection of organic ligand. Recently, polydentate aromatic nitrogen heterocyclic ligands with five-membered rings have been well-studied in the construction of supramolecular structure for their N-coordinated sites apt to coordinating to transition metals. Similar to six-membered N-heterocyclic ligands, the azole-based five-membered N-heterocyclic ligands, such as imidazoles, triazoles and tetrazoles have been extensively employed in the construction of various coordination polymers with diverse topologies and interesting properties. The bis(azole) ligands in which N-donor azole rings (imidazole, triazole, or tetrazole) are separated by alkyl, (CH{sub 2}){sub n}, spacers are good choices for flexible bridging ligands. The conformational flexibility of the spacers makes the ligands adaptable to various coordination networks with one-, two-, and three dimensional structures.

  2. Controlling self-assembly and ordering of block polymer nanostructures in thin films

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    Luo, Ming

    Block polymers have garnered significant attention in the past few decades due to their ability to self-assemble into a boundless array of structures such as spheres, cylinders, gyroid, and lamellae. The sizes of the periodical structures typically are 5 - 100 nm, making them ideal for emerging nanotechnologies, such as nanolithography, nanotemplating, nanoporous membranes, and photonics devices. Many of these applications require thin film geometries, in which the block polymers form well-ordered nanostructures and precisely controlled domain orientations. Understanding the factors that affect thin film phase behavior and being able to control the nanostructures, domain orientation, and domain ordering in thin film is essential to realizing the full potential of these unique materials. In this dissertation, I describe significant efforts to manipulate the block polymer thin film structures, direct the nanostructure ordering, and understand the connection between the macromolecular molecular structures and the block polymer properties. First, substrate surface modification with chlorosilane was employed to manipulate the nanostructure of poly(styrene- b-isoprene-b-styrene) (SIS) thin films. A morphological transformation from parallel cylinders to hexagonally perforated lamellae (HPL) was identified, in a high-throughput fashion, using gradient methods. The gradient methods are highly adaptable for the possible universal manipulation of thin film nanostructures. Second, rastering solvent vapor annealing - soft shear method was developed and demonstrated as a simple, yet highly effective method to achieve macroscopic alignment of SIS cylinders. This method substantially improves on previous approaches by using simple instrumentation to unlock an array of alignment patterns with a variety of self-assembling polymers and provides feasibility and flexibility for practical industrial production. Next, the interfacial mixing characteristics of tapered block polymer were

  3. Two unusual 12-connected metal–organic coordination polymers with fcu net

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    Guo, Sheng-Qi [Institute of Polyoxometalate Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, Jilin 130024 (China); Tianjin Key Laboratory of Environmental Remediation and Pollution Control, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071 (China); Tian, Dan; Luo, Yu-Hui [Institute of Polyoxometalate Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, Jilin 130024 (China); Chen, Xin [School of Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Changzhou University, Changzhou, Jiangsu, 213164 (China); Zhang, Hong, E-mail: zhangh@nenu.edu.cn [Institute of Polyoxometalate Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, Jilin 130024 (China)

    2013-09-15

    Two new three-dimensional 12-connected metal–organic coordination polymers, [Zn{sub 2}(bptc)(H{sub 2}O)]·C{sub 2}H{sub 5}OH·H{sub 2}O (1) and [Cd{sub 4}(bptc){sub 2}(bbi)(H{sub 2}O)]·H{sub 2}O (2) (H4bptc=biphenyl-2,5,2′,5′-tetracarboxylic acid, bbi=1,1′-(1,4-butanediyl)bis(imidazole)), have been solvothermally synthesized and structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. All compounds are also characterized by elemental analyses, IR spectra, thermogravimetric (TG) analyses and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD). Topological analysis indicates that both 1 and 2 are 12-connected frameworks with fcu topology, which are based on cuboid cage and rob-like (Cd3) subunit as 12-connected nodes, respectively. Furthermore, the luminescence properties of the two compounds were discussed in detail. - Graphical abstract: Two new compounds with unusual 12-connected fcu topology display intriguing structural feature, as well as luminescence property. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Two new 3D metal–organic coordination polymers based on biphenyl-2,5,2′,5′-tetracarboxylic acid ligand have been synthesized. • Two compounds exhibit rare 12-connected fcu topology. • Photoluminescent property at room temperature has been investigated.

  4. Luminescent Thermochromism of 2D Coordination Polymers Based on Copper(I) Halides with 4-Hydroxythiophenol.

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    Troyano, Javier; Perles, Josefina; Amo-Ochoa, Pilar; Martínez, Jose Ignacio; Concepción Gimeno, Maria; Fernández-Moreira, Vanesa; Zamora, Félix; Delgado, Salomé

    2016-12-12

    Solvothermal reactions between copper(I) halides and 4-mercaptophenol give rise to the formation of three coordination polymers with general formula [Cu 3 X(HT) 2 ] n (X=Cl, 1; Br, 2; and I, 3). The structures of these coordination polymers have been determined by X-ray diffraction at both room- and low temperature (110 K), showing a general shortening in Cu-S, Cu-X and Cu-Cu bond lengths at low temperatures. 1 and 2 are isostructural, consisting of layers in which the halogen ligands act as μ 3 -bridges joining two Cu1 and one Cu2 atoms whereas in 3 the iodine ligands is as μ 4 -mode but the layers are quasi-isostructural with 1 or 2. These compounds show a reversible thermochromic luminescence, with strong orange emission for 1 and 2, but weaker for 3 at room temperature, whereas upon cooling at 77 K 1 and 2 show stronger yellow emission, and 3 displays stronger green emission. DFT calculations have been used to rationalize these observations. These results suggest a high potential for this novel and promising stimuli-responsive materials. © 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  5. Coordination Polymers and Metal Organic Frameworks Derived from 1,2,4-Triazole Amino Acid Linkers

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    Yann Garcia

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The perceptible appearance of biomolecules as prospective building blocks in the architecture of coordination polymers (CPs and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs are redolent of their inclusion in the synthon/tecton library of reticular chemistry. In this frame, for the first time a synthetic strategy has been established for amine derivatization in amino acids into 1,2,4-triazoles. A set of novel 1,2,4-triazole derivatized amino acids were introduced as superlative precursors in the design of 1D coordination polymers, 2D chiral helicates and 3D metal-organic frameworks. Applications associated with these compounds are diverse and include gas adsorption-porosity partitioning, soft sacrificial matrix for morphology and phase selective cadmium oxide synthesis, FeII spin crossover materials, zinc-b-lactamases inhibitors, logistics for generation of chiral/non-centrosymmetric networks; and thus led to a foundation of a new family of functional CPs and MOFs that are reviewed in this invited contribution.

  6. Preparation of PbS and PbO nanopowders from new Pb(II)(saccharine) coordination polymers

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    Aslani, Alireza, E-mail: a.aslani110@yahoo.com [Nanobiotechnology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University Medical of Science, PO BOX 1994x81, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Department of Chemistry, University of Lorestan, Lorestan-Khoramabad 68135-465 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Musevi, Seyid Javad, E-mail: Erkin_musevi@hotmail.com [Department of Chemistry, Shahid Beheshti Technical and Vocational University, Urmia (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Şahin, Ertan, E-mail: Ertan@atauni.edu.tr [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ataturk University, Erzurum 25240 (Turkey); Yilmaz, Veysel T., E-mail: vtyilmaz@uludag.edu.tr [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Uludag University, 16059 Bursa (Turkey)

    2014-11-01

    Highlights: • The complex of compounds “[Pb(H{sub 2}O)(μ-OAc)(μ-sac)]{sub n}” are synthesized at nano and bulk size structurally diverse and show interesting three-dimensional coordination polymers. • Reduction of the particle size of the coordination polymers to a few dozen nanometers results in lower thermal stability when compared to the single crystalline samples. • This study demonstrates that the metal–organic framework may be suitable precursors for the preparation of nanoscale materials with interesting morphologies. - Abstract: Nanopowders and single crystal of new Pb(II) three-dimensional coordination polymer, [Pb(H{sub 2}O)(μ-OAc)(μ-sac)]{sub n} “PASAC” were synthesized by a sonochemical and branched tube methods (Yılmaz et al., Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 629 (2003) 172). The new nano-structures of Pb(II) coordination polymer were characterized by X-ray crystallography analysis, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), surface analysis (BET), and IR spectroscopy. The crystal structure of these compounds consists of three-dimensional polymeric units. The thermal stability of compounds was studied by thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential thermal analyses (DTA). PbS and PbO nano-structures were obtained by calcinations of the nano-structures of this coordination polymer at 600 °C.

  7. Spectroscopic properties of a series of Co(II) coordination polymers and the influence of Co(II) coordination environment on photoelectric property.

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    Jin, Jing; Gong, Yuanyuan; Li, Lei; Han, Xiao; Meng, Qin; Liu, Yonghua; Niu, Shuyun

    2015-02-25

    Four Co(II) coordination polymers, [Co(suc)]n 1, [Co(pdc)]n 2, {[Co7(suc)4(OH)6(H2O)3]·8H2O}n 3, {[Co(bdc)(phen)(H2O)]·H2O}n 4 (H2suc=succinic acid, H2pdc=pyridine-3,4-dicarboxylic acid, H2bdc=1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, phen=1,10-phenanthroline) were hydrothermally synthesized and characterized by X-ray single-crystal diffraction, surface photovoltage spectroscopy (SPS), electrical conductivity, thermogravimetric analysis (TG), ultraviolet visible and near-infrared absorption spectrum (UV-Vis-NIR), infrared spectrum (IR), and elemental analysis. The structural analyses indicate that the coordination numbers of the Co(II) ions are 4, 5, 6 and 6 for the polymers 1-4, respectively. And polymers 1 and 2 exhibit 3D structure formed by suc(2-) and pdc(2-) anions bridging Co(II) ions, respectively. Polymer 3 exhibits a 2D structure with suc(2-) anions bridging seven-nuclear [Co7(OH)6(H2O)3](3-) unit and polymer 4 is a 1D structure bridged by bdc(2-) anions. The surface photoelectric properties of the cobalt polymers were mainly studied by SPS. The results of SPS reveal that all polymers possess certain photoelectric conversion property in the range of 300-800 nm. The influences of the structure, coordination micro-environment of central metal ion and structural dimensionality on response bands of SPS were discussed. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. Polymer based planar coupling of self-assembled bottle microresonators

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    Grimaldi, I. A.; Berneschi, S.; Testa, G.; Baldini, F.; Nunzi Conti, G.; Bernini, R.

    2014-12-01

    The investigation of a simple and self-assembling method for realizing polymeric micro-bottle resonators is reported. By dispensing precise amounts of SU-8 onto a cleaved optical fiber, employed as mechanical support, bottle microcavities with different shapes and diameters are fabricated. The balancing of surface energy between glass fiber and polymeric microresonator with surface tension of SU-8 confers different shape to these microstructures. Planar single-mode SU-8 based waveguide, realized on polymethylmethacrylate, is chosen for exciting the micro-bottle resonators by evanescent wave. The reliability of the fabrication process and the shape of the bottle microcavities are investigated through optical analysis. We observe whispering gallery modes in these resonant microstructures by a robust coupling with single mode planar waveguides around 1.5 μm wavelength. The resonance spectra of micro-bottle resonators and the spectral characteristics, such as Quality-factor (Q factor) and free spectral range, are evaluated for all the realized microstructures. SU-8 micro-bottle resonators show high Q-factors up to 3.8 × 104 and present a good mechanical stability. These features make these microcavities attractive for sensing and/or lasing applications in a planar platform.

  9. Three coordination polymers based on 9,10-di(pyridine-4-yl)anthracene ligand: Syntheses, structures and fluorescent properties

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    Dong, Jun-Liang; Wang, Duo-Zhi; Jia, Yan-Yuan; Wang, Dan-Hong

    2017-08-01

    Three new mixed-ligand divalent coordination polymers (CPs) {[Zn3(L)(1,4-bdc)3]·2DMF}n (1), {[Zn2(L)(2,6-ndc)2]·3DMF}n (2) and {[Cd2(L)3(2,6-ndc)2]}n (3) [L = 9,10-di(pyridine-4-yl)anthracene, 1,4-H2bdc = 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 2,6-H2ndc = 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid] have been prepared and well characterized by elemental analyses, infrared spectroscopy, single-crystal X-ray diffraction techniques, powder X-ray diffraction patterns and thermogravimetric analyses. The crystal structure analyses of coordination polymers (CPs) reveal that all the complexes 1-3 have the three-dimensional (3D) coordination networks. The structure of 1 can be simplified as a sqc3 3D 8-connected framework with the point symbol of (424·64). Particularly, in the presence of the linear 2,6-H2ndc auxiliary ligand, a double-deck interpenetrating pcu 3D network of 2 is assembled by 6-connecting framework with the point symbol of (412·63). Complex 3 exhibits a ttd 3D 5-connected net with a point symbol of (46·64). Further, the solid-state luminescent properties of the complexes 1-3 were measured and studied at room temperature.

  10. Flexible Porous Coordination Polymers from Divergent Photoluminescent 4-Oxo-1,8-naphthalimide Ligands.

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    Hawes, Chris S; Byrne, Kevin; Schmitt, Wolfgang; Gunnlaugsson, Thorfinnur

    2016-11-07

    Two new luminescent ditopic naphthalimide-derived ligands, N-(4-cyanophenylmethylene)-4-(4-cyanophenoxy)-1,8-naphthalimide (L3) and N-(4-carboxyphenylmethylene)-4-(4-carboxyphenoxy)-1,8-naphthalimide (H2L4), have been prepared, and their coordination chemistry has been explored in the synthesis of three new coordination polymer materials. Complex poly-[Ag(L3)2]BF4·4.5H2O·0.5THF (1) is a 3-fold 2D → 2D parallel interpenetrated coordination polymer in which three interwoven sheets define inter- and intralayer channels containing anions and solvent molecules. Molecules of L3 interact in 1 through dominant head-to-head π-π stacking interactions, in an opposite aggregation mode to that observed in the free ligand in the crystalline phase. Complexes poly-[Cu(L4)(OH2)]·2DMF·0.5H2O (2) and poly-[Cd2(L4)2(OH2)2]·1.5DMF·3H2O (3) are related noninterpenetrated two-dimensional coordination polymers defined by one-dimensional metal-carboxylate chains, forming layers that interdigitate with adjacent networks through naphthalimide π-π interactions. Both materials undergo structural rearrangements on solvent exchange with acetonitrile; in the case of 3, this transformation can be followed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, revealing the structure of the acetonitrile solvate poly-[Cd2(OH2)2(L4)2]·2MeCN (4), which shows a significant compression of the primary channels to accommodate the solvent guest molecules. Both materials display modest CO2 adsorption after complete evacuation, and the original expanded phases can be regenerated by reimmersion in DMF. The photophysical properties of each ligand and complex were also explored, which revealed variations in emission wavelength, based on solid-state interactions, including a notable shift in the fluorescence emission band of 3 upon structural rearrangement to 4.

  11. Superphenylphosphines: Nanographene-based Ligands That Control Coordination Geometry and Drive Supramolecular Assembly.

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    Smith, Jordan Neale; Hook, James M; Lucas, Nigel T

    2017-12-18

    Tertiary phosphines remain widely utilized in synthesis, most notably as supporting ligands in metal complexes. A series of triarylphosphines bearing one to three hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene (HBC) substituents has been prepared by an efficient divergent route. These "superphenylphosphines", P{HBC(t-Bu)5}nPh3-n (n = 1-3), form the palladium complexes Pd2Cl2L2 and Pd2Cl4L2 where the isomer distribution in solution is dependent on the number of HBC substituents. The crystalline structures of five complexes all show intramolecular π-stacking between HBC-phosphines to form a supramolecular bidentate-like ligand that distorts the metal coordination geometry. When n = 2 or 3, the additional HBC substituents engage in intermolecular π-stacking to assemble the complexes into continuous ribbons or sheets. The phosphines adopt HBC's characteristics including strong optical absorption, green emission, and redox activity.

  12. Virus-Assembled Flexible Electrode-Electrolyte Interfaces for Enhanced Polymer-Based Battery Applications

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    Ayan Ghosh

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available High-aspect-ratio cobalt-oxide-coated Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV- assembled polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE nonstick surfaces were integrated with a solvent-free polymer electrolyte to create an anode-electrolyte interface for use in lithium-ion batteries. The virus-assembled PTFE surfaces consisted primarily of cobalt oxide and were readily intercalated with a low-molecular-weight poly (ethylene oxide (PEO based diblock copolymer electrolyte to produce a solid anode-electrolyte system. The resulting polymer-coated virus-based system was then peeled from the PTFE backing to produce a flexible electrode-electrolyte component. Electrochemical studies indicated the virus-structured metal-oxide PEO-based interface was stable and displayed robust charge transfer kinetics. Combined, these studies demonstrate the development of a novel solid-state electrode architecture with a unique peelable and flexible processing attribute.

  13. Three-Dimensional Cadmium(II Cyanide Coordination Polymers with Ethoxy-, Butoxy- and Hexyloxy-ethanol

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    Takeshi Kawasaki

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available The three novel cadmium(II cyanide coordination polymers with alkoxyethanols, [Cd(CN2(C2H5OCH2CH2OH]n (I, [{Cd(CN2(C4H9OCH2CH2OH}3{Cd(CN2}]n (II and [{Cd(CN2(H2O2}{Cd(CN2}3·2(C6H13OCH2CH2OH]n (III, were synthesized and charcterized by structural determination. Three complexes have three-dimensional Cd(CN2 frameworks; I has distorted tridymite-like structure, and, II and III have zeolite-like structures. The cavities of Cd(CN2 frameworks of the complexes are occupied by the alkoxyethanol molecules. In I and II, hydroxyl oxygen atoms of alkoxyethanol molecules coordinate to the Cd(II ions, and the Cd(II ions exhibit slightly distort trigonal-bipyramidal coordination geometry. In II, there is also tetrahedral Cd(II ion which is coordinated by only the four cyanides. The hydroxyl oxygen atoms of alkoxyethanol connects etheric oxygen atoms of the neighboring alkoxyethanol by hydrogen bond in I and II. In III, hexyloxyethanol molecules do not coordinate to the Cd(II ions, and two water molecules coordnate to the octahedral Cd(II ions. The framework in III contains octahedral Cd(II and tetrahedral Cd(II in a 1:3 ratio. The Cd(CN2 framework structures depended on the difference of alkyl chain for alkoxyethanol molecules.

  14. One-dimensional coordination polymers of [Co3(dpa)4]2+ and [MF6]2- (M = ReIV, ZrIV and SnIV)

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    Bulicanu, Vladimir; Pedersen, Kasper Steen; Rouzières, Mathieu

    2015-01-01

    One-dimensional coordination polymers of alternating metal-metal bonded trinuclear [Co3(dpa)4]2+ (dpa = the anion of 2,2'-dipyridylamine) building blocks and [ReF6]2- (1), [ZrF6]2- (2) or [SnF6]2- (3) linkers have been self-assembled and crystallographically characterized. Magnetic measurements...

  15. Rectangular coordination polymer nanoplates: large-scale, rapid synthesis and their application as a fluorescent sensing platform for DNA detection.

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    Zhang, Yingwei; Luo, Yonglan; Tian, Jingqi; Asiri, Abdullah M; Al-Youbi, Abdulrahman O; Sun, Xuping

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, we report on the large-scale, rapid synthesis of uniform rectangular coordination polymer nanoplates (RCPNs) assembled from Cu(II) and 4,4'-bipyridine for the first time. We further demonstrate that such RCPNs can be used as a very effective fluorescent sensing platform for multiple DNA detection with a detection limit as low as 30 pM and a high selectivity down to single-base mismatch. The DNA detection is accomplished by the following two steps: (1) RCPN binds dye-labeled single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) probe, which brings dye and RCPN into close proximity, leading to fluorescence quenching; (2) Specific hybridization of the probe with its target generates a double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) which detaches from RCPN, leading to fluorescence recovery. It suggests that this sensing system can well discriminate complementary and mismatched DNA sequences. The exact mechanism of fluorescence quenching involved is elucidated experimentally and its use in a human blood serum system is also demonstrated successfully.

  16. Thermally triggered reversible transformation between parallel staggered stacking and plywood-like stacking of 1D coordination polymer chains.

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    Sun, Jian-Ke; Jin, Xu-Hui; Chen, Chao; Zhang, Jie

    2010-08-02

    An unusual example showing reversible interconversion of chain-like isomers under controlled experimental settings is reported, which illustrates the key role of assembly conditions for the target packing architecture with related properties. The reaction of Mn(II) ions with an organic ligand 2-hydroxypyrimidine-4,6-dicarboxylic acid (H(3)hpdc) at room temperature gives a coordination polymer {[Mn(3)(hpdc)(2)(H(2)O)(6)] x 2 H(2)O}(n) containing parallel staggered stacking, whereas the reaction under hydrothermal conditions at 150 degrees C affords a compound {[Mn(3)(hpdc)(2)(H(2)O)(6)] x H(2)O}(n) possessing plywood-like stacking. Interestingly, two compounds contain similar one-dimensional chain components with different orientations that can be controlled by thermodynamic factors. Thermally triggered reversible interconversion of the two compounds was verified by X-ray powder, IR, and element analysis. The spin-canted antiferromagnetic behaviors are observed in as-synthesized samples, and the influence of chain orientations on magnetic properties has been detected.

  17. Large-scale preparation of indium-based infinite coordination polymer hierarchical nanostructures and their good capability for water treatment.

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    Jin, Li-Na; Liu, Qing; Yang, Ying; Fu, Hong-Gang; Sun, Wei-Yin

    2014-07-15

    The removal of dyes in wastewater has been of much interest in the recent decades because dyes are stable, toxic and even potentially carcinogenic, and their release into environment causes serious environmental, aesthetical, and health problems. In the current work, indium-based coordination polymer particles (In-CPPs) have been fabricated via a facile solvothermal synthesis without any template or surfactant. In-CPPs are composed of hierarchical nanostructures assembled from abundant nanoplates with thickness of about 20 nm. Owing to their high BET surface area and pore volume, In-CPPs exhibit excellent adsorption capability for Congo red with a maximum capacity of 577 mg g(-1), which was higher than that of most materials reported to now. In-CPPS can also be outstanding adsorbents for removing other dyes such as acid chrome blue K, brilliant red GR and brilliant green. Furthermore, after calcinations in air In-CPPs can be converted to morphology-preserved porous In2O3 products which can detect NOx gas in air at room temperature. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Polymer Grafted Nanoparticle Assemblies: From Optical to Mechanical Performance through Clusters, Monolayers and Monoliths

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    Vaia, Richard

    Solution or melt-based fabrication of large area, matrix-free, ordered assemblies of polymer grafted nanoparticles (PGN) will enable additive manufacturing of novel membrane, electronic, and photonic elements. Due to the single component nature of these hybrids, aggregation and phase separation common in blended polymer nanocomposites are avoided. Architecturally, PGNs combine characteristics of colloids, brushes and high molecular weight polymers. Thus the processing-structure-property relationship of the entangled PGN assembly is unique from analogous condensed nano-structures, such as ligand stabilized nanoparticles, hard-sphere colloids, star macromolecules and linear chain - nanoparticle blends. Here in, we will discuss the intermediate character of PGNs with respect to deformability, physical aging, and rapid fabrication of stable, large-area, ordered PGN monolayers. For example, processing via flow coating follows that of classic colloids; however local structure and order within the PGN assembly is determined by the canopy architecture and substrate interactions. From this insight, large-area (cm2), highly-ordered, monolayer polystyrene-Au nanoparticle films that are resistant to de-wetting can be fabricated on substrates with high interface energy (80 mN/m) within seconds using flow-coating and a volatile solvent (THF). Overall these findings imply intriguing parallels between PGN assemblies and other mesoscale ordered polymeric systems including hard-soft block copolymers and semi-crystalline polymers. With the appropriate corona architecture, PGNs afford opportunities to design high inorganic fraction hybrids that retain processibility and enable the creation of films and fibers for next generation optoelectronic applications. Aknowledgement: Justin Che, Christopher A. Grabowski, Yang Jiao, Ming-Siao Hsiao, Kyoungweon Park, Lawrence Drummy.

  19. Cu(II) coordination polymers constructed by tetrafluoroterephthalic acid and varied imidazole-containing ligands: Syntheses, structures and properties

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    Liu, Kang; Sun, Yayong; Deng, Liming; Cao, Fan; Han, Jishu; Wang, Lei

    2018-02-01

    Six new copper(II) coordination polymers combining 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoroterephthalatic acid (H2tfBDC) and diverse imidazole-containing ligands, {[Cu(tfBDC)(1,2-bix)2]·2(H2O)}n (1), {Cu(tfBDC)(Im)2}n (2), {[Cu(1,4-bmimb)2(H2O)]·(tfBDC)·2(H2O)}n (3), {Cu(1,4-bimb)2(H2O)2·(tfBDC)}n (4), {[Cu(1,3-bix)2(H2O)2]·(tfBDC)·6(H2O)}n (5) and {[Cu(1,4-bix)2(H2O)2]·(tfBDC)·(1,4-bix)·4(H2O)}n (6) (1,2-bix = 1,2-bis(imidazole-1-ylmethyl)-benzene, Im = imidazole, 1,4-bmimb = 1,4-bis((2-methyl-1H-imidazol-1-yl)methyl)benzene, 1,4-bimb = 1,4-bis(imidazol-1-yl)-butane, 1,3-bix = 1,3-bis(imidazole-1-ylmethyl)-benzene, 1,4-bix = 1,4-bis(imidazole-1-ylmethyl)-benzene), have been obtained and structurally verified by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses and further characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), elemental analyses and infrared spectroscopy (IR). Single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that 1 is 2D 4-connected sql topology (point symbol: {44·62}) based on a single metal ion node. Compound 2 is characterized as an infinite 1D chain structure, which is further extended into a 2D layer through N-H···O hydrogen bonds and then a 3D supramolecular architecture via π···π stacking interactions. Note that 2 was prepared through an in situ ligand reaction in which N,N'-carbonyldiimidazole (cdi) broke up into imidazole ligand. Compound 3 possesses a 3D 4-fold interpenetrated architecture with 4-connected dia topology (Schläfli symbol: {66}) in which tfBDC2- is stabilized in the channel by hydrogen bonds. Compounds 4-6 are all linear 1D coordination polymers. In 4, the free tfBDC2- ligand acts as a μ4-bridge to link four coordinated water molecules from the chain to construct a 2D structure via hydrogen bonds. While in 5 and 6, the uncoordinated tfBDC2- ligands and multimeric water clusters is responsible for the conversion of these 1D coordination polymers into 3D supramolecular assemblies through O-H⋯O hydrogen bonding interactions. Moreover

  20. Pop-up assembly of 3D structures actuated by heat shrinkable polymers

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    Cui, Jianxun; Adams, J. G. M.; Zhu, Yong

    2017-12-01

    Folding 2D sheets into desired 3D structures is a promising fabrication technique that can find a wide range of applications. Compressive buckling provides an attractive strategy to actuate the folding and can be applied to a broad range of materials. Here a new and simple method is reported to achieve controlled compressive buckling, which is actuated by a heat shrinkable polymer sheet. The buckling deformation is localized at the pre-defined creases in the 2D sheet, resulting in sharp folding. Two approaches are developed to actuate the transformation, which follow similar geometric rules. In the first approach, the 2D precursor is pushed from outside, which leads to a 3D structure surrounded by the shrunk polymer sheet. Assembled 3D structures include prisms/pyramids with different base shapes, house roof, partial soccer ball, Miura-ori structure and insect wing. In the second approach, the 2D precursor is pulled from inside, which leads to a 3D structure enclosing the shrunk polymer sheet. Prisms/pyramids with different base shapes are assembled. The assembled structures are further tessellated to fabricate cellular structures that can be used as thermal insulator and crash energy absorber. They are also stacked vertically to fabricate complex multilayer structures.

  1. Carrier Transport Enhancement in Conjugated Polymers through Interfacial Self-Assembly of Solution-State Aggregates

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    Zhao, Kui

    2016-07-13

    We demonstrate that local and long range orders of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) semicrystalline films can be synergistically improved by combining chemical functionalization of the dielectric surface with solution-state disentanglement and pre-aggregation of P3HT in a theta solvent, leading to a very significant enhancement of the field effect carrier mobility. The pre-aggregation and surface functionalization effects combine to enhance the carrier mobility nearly 100-fold as compared with standard film preparation by spin-coating, and nearly 10-fold increase over the benefits of pre-aggregation alone. In situ quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D) experiments reveal enhanced deposition of pre-aggregates on surfaces modified with an alkyl-terminated self-assembled monolayer (SAM) in comparison to un-aggregated polymer chains. Additional investigations reveal the combined pre-aggregation and surface functionalization significantly enhances local order of the conjugated polymer through planarization and extension of the conjugated backbone of the polymer which clearly translate to significant improvements of carrier transport at the semiconductor-dielectric interface in organic thin film transistors. This study points to opportunities in combining complementary routes, such as well-known pre-aggregation with substrate chemical functionalization, to enhance the polymer self-assembly and improve its interfacial order with benefits for transport properties.

  2. Smart lanthanide coordination polymer fluorescence probe for mercury(II) determination.

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    Liu, Baoxia; Huang, Yankai; Zhu, Xu; Hao, Yuanqiang; Ding, Yujie; Wei, Wei; Wang, Qi; Qu, Peng; Xu, Maotian

    2016-03-17

    Lanthanide coordination polymers (LCPs) have recently emerged as attractive biosensor materials due to their flexible components, high tailorable properties and unique luminescence features. In this work, we designed a smart LCP probe of Tb-CIP/AMP {(CIP, ciprofloxacin) (AMP, adenosine monophosphate)} for Hg(2+) detection by using lanthanide ions as metal nodes, CIP as ligand molecule, and AMP as bridging linker and recognition unit. Tb-CIP/AMP emits strong green luminescence due to the inclusion of AMP, which withdraws the coordinated water molecules and shields Tb(3+) from the quenching effect of O-H vibration in water molecules. The subsequent addition of Hg(2+) into Tb-CIP/AMP can strongly quench the fluorescence because of the specific coordination interaction between AMP and Hg(2+). As a kind of Hg(2+) nanosensor, the probe exhibited excellent selectivity for Hg(2+) and high sensitivity with detection limit of 0.16 nM. In addition, the probe has long fluorescence lifetime up to millisecond and has been applied to detect Hg(2+) in drinking water and human urine samples with satisfactory results. We envision that our strategy, in the future, could be extended to the designation of other LCP-based hypersensitive time-gated luminescence assays in biological media and biomedical imaging. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. One- and three-dimensional silver(I)-5-sulfosalicylate coordination polymers having ligand-supported and unsupported argentophilic interactions

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    Arıcı, Mürsel [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, 26480 Eskişehir (Turkey); Yeşilel, Okan Zafer, E-mail: yesilel@ogu.edu.tr [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, 26480 Eskişehir (Turkey); Yeşilöz, Yeşim [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, 26480 Eskişehir (Turkey); Şahin, Onur [Scientific and Technological Research Application and Research Center, Sinop University, 57010 Sinop (Turkey)

    2014-12-15

    Four new coordination polymers, namely, (Hemim·[Ag(Hssa)(H{sub 2}O)]){sub n} (1), ([Ag(ina){sub 2} Ag(Hssa)]·CH{sub 3}OH·H{sub 2}O){sub n} (2), ([Ag{sub 2}(Hssa)(dmp){sub 1.5}]·2H{sub 2}O){sub n} (3) and [Ag{sub 2}(Hssa)(daoc)]{sub n} (4) (Hssa: 5-Sulfosalicylate, emim: 2-ethyl-4-methylimidazole, ina: isonicotinamide, dmp: 2,5-dimethylpyrazine and daoc: 1,8-diaminooctane) were synthesized and characterized by IR spectroscopy, elemental analysis, single crystal X-ray diffraction, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and thermal analysis techniques. Complexes 1 and 2 are one-dimensional (1D) coordination polymers while complexes 3 and 4 are three-dimensional (3D) coordination polymers. Complex 3 consists of three dimensional (3D) 3,3,6-c net with 3,3,6T37 topology. Complex 4 exhibits a 2-fold interpenetrating 3D framework with tfc topology. Complexes 1–4 contain ligand-supported (1–3) and unsupported (4) argentophilic Ag⋯Ag interactions. Photoluminescence spectra of the complexes demonstrate that photoluminescent properties may be attributed to intraligand transition of coordinated Hssa ligand. - Graphical abstract: In this study, four new Ag(I)-coordination polymers with 5-sulfosalicylate and some N-donor ligands were synthesized and characterized. Complexes 1 and 2 are one-dimensional (1D) coordination polymers while complexes 3 and 4 are three-dimensional (3D) coordination polymers. Complex 3 consists of three dimensional (3D) 3,3,6-c net with 3,3,6T37 topology. Complex 4 exhibits a 2-fold interpenetrating 3D framework with tfc topology. The complexes 1–4 contain ligand-supported (1–3) and unsupported (4) argentophilic Ag⋯Ag interactions. Photoluminescence spectra of the complexes demonstrated that photoluminescent properties may be attributed to intraligand transition of coordinated Hssa ligand. - Highlights: • Four novel Ag(I)-coordination polymers with 5-sulfosalicylate and N-donor ligands. • Complexes 1–4 contain ligand-supported (1–3) and

  4. Synthesis and characterization of a photochromic magnesium(II) coordination polymer based on a naphthalene diimide ligand.

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    Liu, Jian Jun; Liu, Teng; Huang, Chang Cang

    2017-06-01

    Naphthalene diimides, which are planar, chemically robust and redox-active, are an attractive class of electron-deficient dyes, which can undergo a single reversible one-electron reduction to form stable radical anions in the presence of electron donors upon irradiation. This makes them excellent candidates for organic linkers in the construction of photochromic coordination polymers. Such a photochromic one-dimensional linear coordination polymer has been prepared using N,N'-bis(3-carboxyphenyl)naphthalene-1,8:4,5-tetracarboximide (H 2 BBNDI). Crystallization of H 2 BBNDI with magnesium nitrate in an N,N'-dimethylformamide (DMF)/ethanol/H 2 O mixed-solvent system under solvothermal conditions afforded the one-dimensional coordination polymer catena-poly[[bis(dimethylformamide-κO)magnesium(II)]-bis[μ-N-(3-carboxylatophenyl)-N'-(3-carboxylphenyl)naphthalene-1,8:4,5-tetracarboximide-κ 2 O:O'

  5. Surface grafting of a dense and rigid coordination polymer based on tri-para-carboxy-polychlorotriphenylmethyl radical and copper acetate

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    Mugnaini, Verónica

    2013-01-01

    The step-by-step method is here presented as suitable to anchor on appropriately functionalized gold surfaces a metal-organic coordination polymer based on a non-planar trigonal tri-para-carboxy-polychlorotriphenylmethyl radical derivative and copper acetate. The structural characteristics of the grafted coordination polymer are derived during the step-wise growth from the real time changes in refractive index and oscillation frequency. The film thickness, as measured by scanning force microscopy, combined with the mass uptake value from the quartz crystal microbalance, are used to estimate an average density of the grafted metal-organic coordination polymer that suggests the formation of a dense and rather rigid thin film. This journal is © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

  6. Micro-Assembly of a Vascular-Like Micro-Channel with Railed Micro-Robot Team-Coordinated Manipulation

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    Huaping Wang

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The 3D assembly of cellular structures is important for the fabrication of biological substitutes in tissue engineering. In particular, a micro-channel with a 200 μm diameter is of interest because of its promising ability to construct the vascular network for oxygen and nutrition delivery in thick biological substitutes in the future. In this paper, a novel rail-guided micro-robot-team system is proposed for the micro-assembly of a cellular structure. The cellular two-dimensional (2D component was fabricated by ultraviolet (UV illumination of a cross-linkable hydrogel. The modular rail-guided micro-robotic system was set up with multi-micromanipulators as the modules and controlled with hybrid motors to achieve an operation resolution of 30 nm. To realize the bottom-up fabrication of the cellular micro-channel, different micro-assembly strategies with multi-manipulators were developed. The micro-assembly success rate and the efficiency of the different strategies were evaluated based on the assembly of micro-donuts. Through the novel, designed, concentric movement of the multi-manipulators along the rail, arbitrary change of the approaching angle and the coordination posture was achieved to improve the micro-assembly's flexibility. The operation range for every micromanipulator in different coordinated manipulation modes was analysed to avoid the breakdown of the assembled 3D structure. The image processing for the target location and end-effector identification was conducted to improve assembly efficiency in the micro-robot-team system. Finally, the assembly of the cellular vascular-like micro-channel was achieved with coordinated manipulation in the rail-guided micro-robot-team system.

  7. Coordination Polymer Modified Separator for Mitigating Polysulfide Shuttle Effect in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

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    Wan, Yi

    2017-11-19

    The development of the new cathode and anode materials of Lithium-Ion Batteries (LIBs) with high energy density and outstanding electrochemical performance is of substantial technological importance due to the ever-increasing demand for economic and efficient energy storage system. Because of the abundance of element sulfur and high theoretical energy density, Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) batteries have become one of the most promising candidates for the next-generation energy storage system. However, the shuttling effect of electrolyte-soluble polysulfides severely impedes the cell performance and commercialization of Li-S batteries, and significant progress have been made to mitigate this shuttle effect in the past two decades. Coordination polymers (CPs) or Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs) have been attracted much attention by virtue of their controllable porosity, nanometer cavity sizes and high surface areas, which supposed to be an available material in suppressing polysulfide migration. In this thesis, we investigate different mechanisms of mitigating polysulfide diffusion by applying a layer of MOFs (including Y-FTZB, ZIF-7, ZIF-8, and HKUST-1) on a separator. We also fabricate a new free-standing 2D coordination polymer Zn2(Benzimidazolate)2(OH)2 with rich hydroxyl (OH-) groups by using a simple, scalable and low cost method at air/water surface. Our results suggest that the chemical stability, the cluster morphology and the surface function groups of MOFs shows a greater impact on minimizing the shuttling effect in Li-S batteries, other than the internal cavity size in MOFs. Meanwhile, the new design of 2D coordination polymer efficiently mitigate the shuttling effect in Li-S battery resulting in a largely promotion of the battery capacity to 1407 mAh g-1 at 0.1 C and excellent cycling performance (capacity retention of 98% after 200 cycles at 0.25C). Such excellent cell performance is mainly owing to the fancying physical and chemical structure controllability

  8. Highly effective synthesis of a cobalt(ii) metal-organic coordination polymer by using continuous flow chemistry.

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    Gong, Chunhua; Zhang, Junyong; Zeng, Xianghua; Xie, Jingli

    2016-12-20

    The coordination polymer [Co2L4(H2O)2]·CH3CN·H2O (HL = (E)-2-[2-(4-chlorophenyl)vinyl]-8-hydroxyquinoline) has been achieved with 95% yield by using an Asia flow synthesis system (chip reactor). Compared with the conventional batch-type methods such as diffusion, reflux and solvothermal reactions, higher yielding reactions carried out in a flow reactor have demonstrated that this technique is a powerful strategy to obtain coordination compounds.

  9. Coordination Nature of 4-Mercaptoaniline to Sn(II Ion: Formation of a One Dimensional Coordination Polymer and Its Decomposition to a Mono Nuclear Sn(IV Complex

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    Eon S. Burkett

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The coordination of the bifunctional ligand 4-mercaptoaniline with aqueo us tin(II metal ion was studied. A coordination polymer was synthesized when an aqueous solution of SnCl2 was treated with 4-MA. The crystalline material is stable under atmospheric conditions retaining its oxidation state. However, when submerged in a solution saturated with oxygen, the compound oxidizes to a mononuclear tin(IV complex. Both the compounds were characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. Although the structure of the tin(IV complex was previously reported, crystal structure of this compound was redetermined.

  10. From Cooperative Self-Assembly to Water-Soluble Supramolecular Polymers Using Coarse-Grained Simulations.

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    Bochicchio, Davide; Pavan, Giovanni M

    2017-01-24

    Supramolecular polymers, formed via noncovalent self-assembly of elementary monomers, are extremely interesting for their dynamic bioinspired properties. In order to understand their behavior, it is necessary to access their dynamics while maintaining high resolution in the treatment of the monomer structure and monomer-monomer interactions, which is typically a difficult task, especially in aqueous solution. Focusing on 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxamide (BTA) water-soluble supramolecular polymers, we have developed a transferable coarse-grained model that allows studying BTA supramolecular polymerization in water, while preserving remarkable consistency with the atomistic models in the description of the key interactions between the monomers (hydrophobic, H-bonding, etc.), self-assembly cooperativity, and amplification of order into the growing fibers. This permitted us to monitor the amplification of the key interactions between the monomers (including H-bonding) in the BTA fibers during the dynamic polymerization process. Our molecular dynamics simulations provide a picture of a stepwise cooperative polymerization mechanism, where initial fast hydrophobic aggregation of the BTA monomers in water is followed by the slower reorganization of these disordered aggregates into ordered directional oligomers. Supramolecular polymer growth then proceeds on a slower time scale. We challenged our models via comparison with the experimental evidence, capturing the effect of temperature variations and subtle changes in the monomer structure on the polymerization and on the properties of the fibers seen in the real systems. This work provides a multiscale spatiotemporal characterization of BTA self-assembly in water and a useful platform to study a variety of BTA-based supramolecular polymers toward structure-property relationships.

  11. Chirality detection of two enantiomorphic 3D lanthanide coordination polymers by vibrational circular dichroism spectra.

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    Zheng, Xiu-Ying; Zhang, Han; Cao, Ling-Yun; Kong, Xiang-Jian; Long, La-Sheng; Zheng, Lan-Sun

    2015-03-28

    Two enantiomorphic 3D lanthanide coordination polymers of {[Dy5(L)4(H2O)10][Dy(H2O)7][Na(H2O)5]}·(ClO4)7·(H2O)15 (1a for R and 1b for S) with chiral helical chains were synthesized based on an achiral ligand N-(2-hydroxyethyl)ethylenediamine-N,N',N'-triacetic acid (H3L) and Dy(ClO4)3. Crystal analysis revealed that 1a and 1b were crystallized in chiral space groups P4132 and P4332, respectively. The absolute configurations of the two structures were evidenced by vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) spectra with one single crystal sample.

  12. Toward organization of cyano-bridged coordination polymer nanoparticles within an ionic liquid crystal.

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    Larionova, Joulia; Guari, Yannick; Blanc, Christophe; Dieudonne, Philippe; Tokarev, Alexei; Guerin, Christian

    2009-01-20

    Size controlled cyano-bridged coordination polymer nanoparticles Mn1.5[Cr(CN)6] have been synthesized and organized at the nanolevel by using the room temperature ionic liquid crystal (ILC) C12-MIMBF4. The as-obtained material was studied by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), optical microscopy, and X-ray diffraction. These analyses reveal the presence of a long-range organization of cyano-bridged nanoparticles at the nanoscale level within the ILC phase. The magnetic study of these nanoparticles reveals an appearance of a nanocluster-glass-like regime caused by magnetostatic interactions between neighboring nanoparticles. The properties of these organized nanoparticles have been compared with the properties of nanoparticles of the same composition and stoichiometry obtained and randomly dispersed into the isotropic IL C10-MIMBF4.

  13. Flexible Two-Dimensional Square-Grid Coordination Polymers: Structures and Functions

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    Hiroshi Kajiro

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Coordination polymers (CPs or metal-organic frameworks (MOFs have attracted considerable attention because of the tunable diversity of structures and functions. A 4,4'-bipyridine molecule, which is a simple, linear, exobidentate, and rigid ligand molecule, can construct two-dimensional (2D square grid type CPs. Only the 2D-CPs with appropriate metal cations and counter anions exhibit flexibility and adsorb gas with a gate mechanism and these 2D-CPs are called elastic layer-structured metal-organic frameworks (ELMs. Such a unique property can make it possible to overcome the dilemma of strong adsorption and easy desorption, which is one of the ideal properties for practical adsorbents.

  14. A 1D coordination polymer of UF{sub 5} with HCN as a ligand

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    Scheibe, Benjamin; Rudel, Stefan S.; Buchner, Magnus R.; Kraus, Florian [Fachbereich Chemie, Philipps-Universitaet Marburg (Germany); Karttunen, Antti J. [Department of Chemistry, Aalto University (Finland)

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    β-Uranium(V) fluoride was reacted with liquid anhydrous hydrogen cyanide to obtain a 1D coordination polymer with the composition {sup 1}{sub ∞}[UF{sub 5}(HCN){sub 2}], {sup 1}{sub ∞}[UF{sub 4/1}F{sub 2/2}-(HCN){sub 2/1}], revealed by single-crystal X-ray structure determination. The reaction system was furthermore studied by means of vibrational and NMR spectroscopy, as well as by quantum chemical calculations. The compound presents the first described polymeric HCN Lewis adduct and the first HCN adduct of a uranium fluoride. (copyright 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  15. Lanthanide-Coordinated Semiconducting Polymer Dots Used for Flow Cytometry and Mass Cytometry.

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    Wu, Xu; DeGottardi, Quinn; Wu, I-Che; Yu, Jiangbo; Wu, Li; Ye, Fangmao; Kuo, Chun-Ting; Kwok, William W; Chiu, Daniel T

    2017-11-20

    Simultaneous monitoring of biomarkers as well as single-cell analyses based on flow cytometry and mass cytometry are important for investigations of disease mechanisms, drug discovery, and signaling-network studies. Flow cytometry and mass cytometry are complementary to each other; however, probes that can satisfy all the requirements for these two advanced technologies are limited. In this study, we report a probe of lanthanide-coordinated semiconducting polymer dots (Pdots), which possess fluorescence and mass signals. We demonstrated the usage of this dual-functionality probe for both flow cytometry and mass cytometry in a mimetic cell mixture and human peripheral blood mononuclear cells as model systems. The probes not only offer high fluorescence signal for use in flow cytometry, but also show better performance in mass cytometry than the commercially available counterparts. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  16. Two new coordination polymers based on a flexible bib ligand: Structures and magnetic properties

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    Liu, Yong-Liang; Liu, Ping; Li, Ke-Bin; Zhou, Chun-Sheng; Yue, Ke-Fen

    2017-11-01

    Two new coordination polymers, {[Co(bib)0.5(bdc-Br2)]·CH3OH}n (1) and {[Co(bib)(1,4-ndc)]·0.5H2O}n (2) have been synthesized. The results of X-ray crystallographic analysis show that compound 1 exhibits a 6-connected three-dimensional (3D) 2-fold interpenetrated architectures with the point symbol of 412.63, 2 displays a 4-connected 3D 4-fold [2 + 2] interpenetrated structures with the point symbol of 66. The formulas of 1 and 2 were determined by X-ray crystallography, elemental analysis, and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). In addition, the compounds 1 and 2 reveal antiferromagnetic interactions.

  17. Pressure Sensor via Optical Detection Based on a 1D Spin Transition Coordination Polymer

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    Cătălin M. Jureschi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We have investigated the suitability of using the 1D spin crossover coordination polymer [Fe(4-(2’-hydroxyethyl-1,2,4-triazole3]I2∙H2O, known to crossover around room temperature, as a pressure sensor via optical detection using various contact pressures up to 250 MPa. A dramatic persistent colour change is observed. The experimental data, obtained by calorimetric and Mössbauer measurements, have been used for a theoretical analysis, in the framework of the Ising-like model, of the thermal and pressure induced spin state switching. The pressure (P-temperature (T phase diagram calculated for this compound has been used to obtain the P-T bistability region.

  18. Two unusual 12-connected metal-organic coordination polymers with fcu net

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    Guo, Sheng-Qi; Tian, Dan; Luo, Yu-Hui; Chen, Xin; Zhang, Hong

    2013-09-01

    Two new three-dimensional 12-connected metal-organic coordination polymers, [Zn2(bptc)(H2O)]·C2H5OH·H2O (1) and [Cd4(bptc)2(bbi)(H2O)]·H2O (2) (H4bptc=biphenyl-2,5,2',5'-tetracarboxylic acid, bbi=1,1'-(1,4-butanediyl)bis(imidazole)), have been solvothermally synthesized and structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. All compounds are also characterized by elemental analyses, IR spectra, thermogravimetric (TG) analyses and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD). Topological analysis indicates that both 1 and 2 are 12-connected frameworks with fcu topology, which are based on cuboid cage and rob-like {Cd3} subunit as 12-connected nodes, respectively. Furthermore, the luminescence properties of the two compounds were discussed in detail.

  19. Toward coordination polymers based on fine-tunable group 13 organometallic phthalates.

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    Justyniak, Iwona; Bury, Wojciech; Prochowicz, Daniel; Wójcik, Katarzyna; Zachara, Janusz; Lewiński, Janusz

    2014-07-21

    A family of group 13 organometallic macrocyclic phthalates [(MMe2)2(μ-O2C)2-1,2-C6H4]2 (where M = Al (1), Ga (2), In (3)) is prepared, and the reactivity of these homologous carboxylates toward various monodentate Lewis bases is investigated. The studies provide the first structurally characterized methylindium [{(Me2In)(μ-O2C)2-1,2-C6H4}{Me2In(THF)}]n (4) and methylaluminum [{(Me2Al)(μ-O2C)2-1,2-C6H4}{Me2Al(py-Me)}]n (5) 1D coordination polymers stabilized by dicarboxylate ligands as a result of disruption of the parent tetranuclear macrocyclic structural motifs in 3 and 1 by the incoming donor ligands. The molecular and crystal structures of the reported compounds are examined by spectroscopic studies and single-crystal X-ray diffraction.

  20. Three-dimensional metal azide coordination polymers with amino carboxylate coligands: synthesis, structure, and magnetic properties.

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    Chen, Zi-Lu; Jiang, Chun-Fang; Yan, Wei-Hong; Liang, Fu-Pei; Batten, Stuart R

    2009-06-01

    The reaction of M(II) ions with azido ligands in the presence of different amino carboxylic acids gave four three-dimensional metal-azido coordination polymers, [Mn(3,5-daba)(N(3))](n) (1), [Cd(3,5-daba)(N(3))](n) (2; 3,5-daba = 3,5-diaminobenzoate), [Mn(4-aba)(N(3))](n) (3; 4-aba = 4-aminobenzoate), and [Cu(2)(gly)(2)(N(3))(2)](n) (4; gly = glycinate), which display different topological structures. Polymers 1 and 2 present 4,6-connected 3D networks with different Schlafli symbols. However, 3 and 4 feature an unprecedented trinodal 3,6-connected network with the Schlafli symbol (4(2).6)(4.6(2))(4(3).6(6).8(6)) and an unusual 4-connected 3D net with the Lonsdaleite (hexagonal diamond) topology, respectively. Magnetic susceptibility measurements revealed dominant antiferromagnetic couplings for 1 and 3 and an overall dominant ferromagnetic coupling for 4, which presents metamagnetic behavior with a magnetic phase transition at a critical temperature of 6 K and a transition field of ca. 6030 Oe. The results demonstrate that the EE azido and syn-anti carboxylato bridges in our cases induce an antiferomagnetic interaction, and the anti-anti carboxylato bridge in 4 mediates a ferromagnetic interaction. The magnetic interaction through the EO azido bridge in 3 and 4 has a dependence on the value of the M-N-M bond angle.

  1. Assembly of robust and porous hydrogen-bonded coordination frameworks: isomorphism, polymorphism, and selective adsorption.

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    Jiang, Ji-Jun; Pan, Mei; Liu, Jun-Min; Wang, Wei; Su, Cheng-Yong

    2010-11-01

    By using the tripodal ligand ntb (tris(benzimidazole-2-ylmethyl)amine) and lanthanide nitrate, three isomorphous series of coordination frameworks of the general formula [Ln(ntb)(NO(3))(3)]·solvents (series 1: monoclinic C2/c, Ln = Gd(3+) and Yb(3+); series 2: hexagonal P3(1)/c, Ln = Nd(3+), Eu(3+), Gd(3+), and Er(3+); series 3, cubic Pa3̅, Ln = Gd(3+) and Er(3+); solvent = H(2)O or CH(3)OH) have been assembled and characterized with IR, elemental analyses, and single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction methods. In all isomorphous complexes, analogous [Ln(ntb)(NO(3))(3)] coordination monomers of the same structure act as the building blocks to be assembled via hydrogen bonds into three-dimensional (3D) frameworks. So the complexes of the same lanthanide ion (for example, the Gd(3+) ion) from three isomorphous series form polymorphs, for example, monoclinic polymorph 1-Gd, hexagonal polymorph 2-Gd, and cubic polymorph 3-Gd. The single-crystal analyses revealed that the polymorphism was related to different fashions of hydrogen bonding interactions, which was caused by different crystallization conditions, leading to the formation of different 3D hydrogen-bonded frameworks showing distinct porous and topological structures. The monoclinic and hexagonal crystals contain 1D channels, while the cubic crystal is nonporous. The thermogravimetric analyses indicated that all polymorphic crystals have high thermal stability against the removal of guest molecules, and the robust porosity of the hexagonal crystals has been verified by temperature-dependent single-crystal-to-single-crystal measurements upon guest removal/uptake. The solvents adsorption study disclosed that the porous frameworks show high selectivity of benzene against toluene and xylene, while the gas adsorption measurements indicated a moderate H(2), CO(2), and MeOH storage capacity in contrast to low N(2) uptake. The solid-state photoluminescence of the Eu(3+) and Nd(3+) complexes in the near-infrared and

  2. Signal self-enhancement by coordinated assembly of gold nanoparticles enables accurate one-step-immunoassays.

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    Kwon, J-H; Kim, H-T; Lee, J-H; Kim, R; Heo, M; Shin, J; Lee, H-Y; Cha, Y J; Lee, J

    2017-11-02

    Current immunoassays are in general performed through time-consuming multi-step procedures that depend on the use of premade signal-producing reporters and often cause assay inaccuracy. Here we report an advanced immunoassay technology that resolves the delayed, complex, and inaccurate assay problems of conventional immunoassays. We have developed an accurate, rapid, simple, and label-free one-step-immunoassay based on the self-enhancement of sensitive immunoassay signals in an assay solution. The nano-scale protein particles (hepatitis B virus capsid and human ferritin heavy chain particles) were genetically engineered to present many well-oriented antibody (or antigen) probes and multi-copies of poly-histidine peptides on their surface, resulting in the construction of 3-dimensional (3D) bioprobes that chemisorb gold ions via coordination bonding and sensitively detect both antigen and antibody analytes. Systematic numerical and experimental analyses show that the signal self-enhancement happens through two coupled reactions under reducing conditions: (1) 3D bioprobe-based sensitive immuno-detection of analytes and (2) coordinated assembly of free and chemisorbed gold nanoparticles around the 3D bioprobe-analyte-associated complexes, which is followed by the quick generation of apparent optical signals. This advanced one-step-immunoassay was successfully applied to diagnostic assays requiring high accuracy and/or speed, i.e. diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction and hepatitis C through detecting a cardiac protein (troponin I) and anti-hepatitis C virus antibodies in patient sera, indicating that it is applicable to the accurate and rapid detection of both antigen and antibody markers of a wide range of diseases.

  3. The influence of self-assembly behavior of nanoparticles on the dielectric polymer composites

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    Xin Lu

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available To clearify the influence of the distribution of the conductive nanoparticles on the dielectric properties of the corresponding polymer composites, the microstructure and dielectric character of the composites based on the oleic acid modified ferroferric oxide and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF polymer have been studied experimentally. It is found that these composites exhibit a normal percolative phase transition over the filler content from insulator to conductor, consistent with the classical percolation theory. However, when the percentage of fillers is at a certain value which is below the percolation threshold, these nanoparticles can assemble into a special porous structure in the PVDF matrix, associated with the enhancement of dielectric constant at low frequency. In addition, the controllable dispersion of conducting nanoparticles in a polymer matrix can prevent premature agglomeration at low filling fractions and avoid the appearance of anomalously early percolation. Therefore, the self-assembly behavior of nanoparticles can be beneficial to preparation of the high dielectric constant and low loss composites for the application of electric energy storage.

  4. The Nitrosopumilus maritimus CdvB, but Not FtsZ, Assembles into Polymers

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    Kian-Hong Ng

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Euryarchaeota and Crenarchaeota are two major phyla of archaea which use distinct molecular apparatuses for cell division. Euryarchaea make use of the tubulin-related protein FtsZ, while Crenarchaea, which appear to lack functional FtsZ, employ the Cdv (cell division components to divide. Ammonia oxidizing archaeon (AOA Nitrosopumilus maritimus belongs to another archaeal phylum, the Thaumarchaeota, which has both FtsZ and Cdv genes in the genome. Here, we used a heterologous expression system to characterize FtsZ and Cdv proteins from N. maritimus by investigating the ability of these proteins to form polymers. We show that one of the Cdv proteins in N. maritimus, the CdvB (Nmar_0816, is capable of forming stable polymers when expressed in fission yeast. The N. maritimus CdvB is also capable of assembling into filaments in mammalian cells. However, N. maritimus FtsZ does not assemble into polymers in our system. The ability of CdvB, but not FtsZ, to polymerize is consistent with a recent finding showing that several Cdv proteins, but not FtsZ, localize to the mid-cell site in the dividing N. maritimus. Thus, we propose that it is Cdv proteins, rather than FtsZ, that function as the cell division apparatus in N. maritimus.

  5. A one-dimensional HgII coordination polymer based on bis(pyridin-3-ylmethylsulfane

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    Suk-Hee Moon

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The reaction of mercury(II chloride with bis(pyridin-3-ylmethylsulfane (L, C12H12N2S in methanol afforded the title crystalline coordination polymer catena-poly[[dichloridomercury(II]-μ-bis(pyridin-3-ylmethylsulfane-κ2N:N′], [HgCl2L]n. The asymmetric unit consists of one HgII cation, one L ligand and two chloride anions. Each HgII ion is coordinated by two pyridine N atoms from separate L ligands and two chloride anions. The metal adopts a highly distorted tetrahedral geometry, with bond angles about the central atom in the range 97.69 (12–153.86 (7°. Each L ligand bridges two HgII ions, forming an infinite –(Hg–Ln– zigzag chain along the b axis, with an Hg...Hg separation of 10.3997 (8 Å. In the crystal, adjacent chains are connected by intermolecular C—H...Cl hydrogen bonds, together with Hg—Cl...π interactions [chloride-to-centroid distance = 3.902 (3 Å], that form between a chloride anion and the one of the pyridine rings of L, generating a two-dimensional layer extending parallel to (101. These layers are further linked by intermolecular C—H...π hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional supramolecular network.

  6. Gram-scale synthesis of coordination polymer nanodots with renal clearance properties for cancer theranostic applications

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    Liu, Fuyao; He, Xiuxia; Chen, Hongda; Zhang, Junping; Zhang, Huimao; Wang, Zhenxin

    2015-08-01

    An ultrasmall hydrodynamic diameter is a critical factor for the renal clearance of nanoparticles from the body within a reasonable timescale. However, the integration of diagnostic and therapeutic components into a single ultrasmall nanoparticle remains challenging. In this study, pH-activated nanodots (termed Fe-CPNDs) composed of coordination polymers were synthesized via a simple and scalable method based on coordination reactions among Fe3+, gallic acid and poly(vinylpyrrolidone) at ambient conditions. The Fe-CPNDs exhibited ultrasmall (5.3 nm) hydrodynamic diameters and electrically neutral surfaces. The Fe-CPNDs also exhibited pH-activatable magnetic resonance imaging contrast and outstanding photothermal performance. The features of Fe-CPNDs greatly increased the tumour-imaging sensitivity and facilitated renal clearance after injection in animal models in vivo. Magnetic resonance imaging-guided photothermal therapy using Fe-CPNDs completely suppressed tumour growth. These findings demonstrate that Fe-CPNDs constitute a new class of renal clearable nanomedicine for photothermal therapy and molecular imaging.

  7. Solvent-dependent self-assembly and ordering in slow-drying semi-crystalline conjugated polymer solutions

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    Zhao, Kui

    2015-09-07

    The mechanistic understanding of the intrinsic molecular self-assembly of conjugated polymers is of immense importance to controlling the microstructure development in organic semiconducting thin films, with meaningful impact on charge transport and optoelectronic properties. Yet, to date the vast majority of studies have focused on the fast solution process itself, with studies of slower intrinsic molecular self-assembly in formulations lagging behind. Here we have investigated molecular self-assembly during spontaneous organization and uncovered how changes in formulation influence the microstructure, morphology and transport properties of conjugated polymer thin films. Our results suggest that the polymer-solvent interaction is the key factor for the molecular self-assembly and changes in macroscopic charge transport, which is in contrast with most solution processes, such as spin-coating and blade coating, where solvent drying kinetics dominates the aggregation and crystallization processes. Energetically favourable interactions between the polymer and its solvent are shown to cause chain expansion, resulting in a large hydrodynamic volume and few chain entanglements in solution. This provides molecular freedom for self-assembly and is shown to greatly enhance the local and long range order of the polymer, intra-chain backbone planarity and crystallite size. These improvements, in turn, are shown to endow the conjugated polymer with high carrier transport, as demonstrated by organic thin film transistors.

  8. Drying-Mediated Self-Assembly of Highly Ordered Complex Structures: From Polymers to Nanoparticles

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    Lin, Zhiqun

    2009-03-01

    Drying of a sessile drop containing nonvolatile solutes readily self-assembles into a number of concentric ``coffee rings'' by repetitive ``stick-slip'' motion of the three-phase contact line. However, due mainly to lack of control over the evaporation process of the drop, the challenge remains to use evaporative self-assembly to rationally ``synthesize'' ``coffee rings'' of different shapes and sizes of high regularity and fidelity. Here, we report a facile, robust, and one-step evaporation method for producing in a precisely controllable manner versatile microstructures possessing high regularity, dispensing with the need for lithographic techniques and externally applied fields. Polymer or nanocrystal solutions are confined in a simple geometry comprised of a curved surface placed upon a flat substrate. By changing the shape of the upper surface of the imposed geometry, the controlled, evaporative self-assembly of polymer or nanocrystal solutions yields a variety of complex, intriguing, and well-ordered structures over large areas. As such, this method represents a significant advance in creating regularly organized, complex structures with potential applications in microelectronics, optoelectronics, and biotechnology, among other areas.

  9. Manipulating the ABCs of self-assembly via low-χ block polymer design.

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    Chang, Alice B; Bates, Christopher M; Lee, Byeongdu; Garland, Carol M; Jones, Simon C; Spencer, Russell K W; Matsen, Mark W; Grubbs, Robert H

    2017-06-20

    Block polymer self-assembly typically translates molecular chain connectivity into mesoscale structure by exploiting incompatible blocks with large interaction parameters (χij). In this article, we demonstrate that the converse approach, encoding low-χ interactions in ABC bottlebrush triblock terpolymers (χAC [Formula: see text] 0), promotes organization into a unique mixed-domain lamellar morphology, which we designate LAMP Transmission electron microscopy indicates that LAMP exhibits ACBC domain connectivity, in contrast to conventional three-domain lamellae (LAM3) with ABCB periods. Complementary small-angle X-ray scattering experiments reveal a strongly decreasing domain spacing with increasing total molar mass. Self-consistent field theory reinforces these observations and predicts that LAMP is thermodynamically stable below a critical χAC, above which LAM3 emerges. Both experiments and theory expose close analogies to ABA' triblock copolymer phase behavior, collectively suggesting that low-χ interactions between chemically similar or distinct blocks intimately influence self-assembly. These conclusions provide fresh opportunities for block polymer design with potential consequences spanning all self-assembling soft materials.

  10. Polymer-based chromophore-catalyst assemblies for solar energy conversion

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    Leem, Gyu; Sherman, Benjamin D.; Schanze, Kirk S.

    2017-12-01

    The synthesis of polymer-based assemblies for light harvesting has been motivated by the multi-chromophore antennas that play a role in natural photosynthesis for the potential use in solar conversion technologies. This review describes a general strategy for using polymer-based chromophore-catalyst assemblies for solar-driven water oxidation at a photoanode in a dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cell (DSPEC). This report begins with a summary of the synthetic methods and fundamental photophysical studies of light harvesting polychormophores in solution which show these materials can transport excited state energy to an acceptor where charge-separation can occur. In addition, studies describing light harvesting polychromophores containing an anchoring moiety (ionic carboxylate) for covalent bounding to wide band gap mesoporous semiconductor surfaces are summarized to understand the photophysical mechanisms of directional energy flow at the interface. Finally, the performance of polychromophore/catalyst assembly-based photoanodes capable of light-driven water splitting to oxygen and hydrogen in a DSPEC are summarized.

  11. Polymer-based chromophore-catalyst assemblies for solar energy conversion.

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    Leem, Gyu; Sherman, Benjamin D; Schanze, Kirk S

    2017-01-01

    The synthesis of polymer-based assemblies for light harvesting has been motivated by the multi-chromophore antennas that play a role in natural photosynthesis for the potential use in solar conversion technologies. This review describes a general strategy for using polymer-based chromophore-catalyst assemblies for solar-driven water oxidation at a photoanode in a dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cell (DSPEC). This report begins with a summary of the synthetic methods and fundamental photophysical studies of light harvesting polychormophores in solution which show these materials can transport excited state energy to an acceptor where charge-separation can occur. In addition, studies describing light harvesting polychromophores containing an anchoring moiety (ionic carboxylate) for covalent bounding to wide band gap mesoporous semiconductor surfaces are summarized to understand the photophysical mechanisms of directional energy flow at the interface. Finally, the performance of polychromophore/catalyst assembly-based photoanodes capable of light-driven water splitting to oxygen and hydrogen in a DSPEC are summarized.

  12. Hg(II Coordination Polymers Based on N,N’-bis(pyridine-4-ylformamidine

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Reactions of N,N’-bis(pyridine-4-ylformamidine (4-Hpyf with HgX2 (X = Cl, Br, and I afforded the formamidinate complex {[Hg(4-pyf2]·(THF}n, 1, and the formamidine complexes {[HgX2(4-Hpyf]·(MeCN}n (X = Br, 2; I, 3, which have been structurally characterized by X-ray crystallography. Complex 1 is a 2D layer with the {44·62}-sql topology and complexes 2 and 3 are helical chains. While the helical chains of 2 are linked through N–H···Br hydrogen bonds, those of 3 are linked through self-complementary double N–H···N hydrogen bonds, resulting in 2D supramolecular structures. The 4-pyf- ligands of 1 coordinate to the Hg(II ions through one pyridyl and one adjacent amine nitrogen atoms and the 4-Hpyf ligands of 2 and 3 coordinate to the Hg(II ions through two pyridyl nitrogen atoms, resulting in new bidentate binding modes. Complexes 1–3 provide a unique opportunity to envisage the effect of the halide anions of the starting Hg(II salts on folding and unfolding the Hg(II coordination polymers. Density function theory (DFT calculation indicates that the emission of 1 is due to intraligand π→π * charge transfer between two different 4-pyf- ligands, whereas those of 2 and 3 can be ascribed to the charge transfer from non-bonding p-type orbitals of the halide anions to π * orbitals of the 4-pyf- ligands (n→π *. The gas sorption properties of the desolvated product of 1 are compared with the Cu analogues to show that the nature of the counteranion and the solvent-accessible volume are important in determining their adsorption capability.

  13. An integrated logic system for time-resolved fluorescent "turn-on" detection of cysteine and histidine base on terbium (III) coordination polymer-copper (II) ensemble.

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    Xue, Shi-Fan; Lu, Ling-Fei; Wang, Qi-Xian; Zhang, Shengqiang; Zhang, Min; Shi, Guoyue

    2016-09-01

    Cysteine (Cys) and histidine (His) both play indispensable roles in many important biological activities. An enhanced Cys level can result in Alzheimer's and cardiovascular diseases. Likewise, His plays a significant role in the growth and repair of tissues as well as in controlling the transmission of metal elements in biological bases. Therefore, it is meaningful to detect Cys and His simultaneously. In this work, a novel terbium (III) coordination polymer-Cu (II) ensemble (Tb(3+)/GMP-Cu(2+)) was proposed. Guanosine monophosphate (GMP) can self-assemble with Tb(3+) to form a supramolecular Tb(3+) coordination polymer (Tb(3+)/GMP), which can be suited as a time-resolved probe. The fluorescence of Tb(3+)/GMP would be quenched upon the addition of Cu(2+), and then the fluorescence of the as-prepared Tb(3+)/GMP-Cu(2+) ensemble would be restored again in the presence of Cys or His. By incorporating N-Ethylmaleimide and Ni(2+) as masking agents, Tb(3+)/GMP-Cu(2+) was further exploited as an integrated logic system and a specific time-resolved fluorescent "turn-on" assay for simultaneously sensing His and Cys was designed. Meanwhile it can also be used in plasma samples, showing great potential to meet the need of practical application. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Stereoselectivity in metallocene-catalyzed coordination polymerization of renewable methylene butyrolactones: From stereo-random to stereo-perfect polymers

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    Chen, Xia

    2012-05-02

    Coordination polymerization of renewable α-methylene-γ-(methyl) butyrolactones by chiral C 2-symmetric zirconocene catalysts produces stereo-random, highly stereo-regular, or perfectly stereo-regular polymers, depending on the monomer and catalyst structures. Computational studies yield a fundamental understanding of the stereocontrol mechanism governing these new polymerization reactions mediated by chiral metallocenium catalysts. © 2012 American Chemical Society.

  15. A New Approach to Sensitized Luminescence in Trivalent Lanthanide Coordination Polymers: From Fundamental Luminescence and Crystal Engineering Toward Sensing Applications

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    Einkauf, Jeffrey D.

    Luminescent lanthanide containing coordination polymers and metal-organic frameworks hold great potential in many applications due to their distinctive spectroscopic properties. While the ability to design coordination polymers for specific functions is often mentioned as a major benefit bestowed upon these compounds, the lack of a meaningful understanding of the crystal engineering and luminescence in lanthanide coordination polymers remains a significant challenge toward functional design. Currently, the study of luminescence attributed to these compounds is based on the antenna effect as derived from molecular systems, where organic antennae are used to facilitate lanthanide-centered luminescence. This molecular based approach does not take into account the unique features of extended network solids, particularly the formation of band structure. By comparing molecular and band-based approaches, it was determined that the band structure of the organic sensitizing linker needs to be considered when evaluating the luminescence of lanthanide coordination polymers. This new model, as well as work on the crystal engineering and sensor applications of these materials will be presented.

  16. Recovery of metals from simulant spent lithium-ion battery as organophosphonate coordination polymers in aqueous media

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    Perez, Emilie; Andre, Marie-Laure; Navarro Amador, Ricardo [ICSM, Institut de Chimie Séparative de Marcoule, UMR 5257, CEA/CNRS/ENSCM/UM, Bât 426, BP 17171, 30207 Bagnols-sur-Cèze cedex (France); Hyvrard, François; Borrini, Julien [SARPI VEOLIA, Direction Technique et Innovations, Zone portuaire de Limay-Porcheville, 427 route du Hazay, 78520 Limay (France); Carboni, Michaël, E-mail: michael.carboni@cea.fr [ICSM, Institut de Chimie Séparative de Marcoule, UMR 5257, CEA/CNRS/ENSCM/UM, Bât 426, BP 17171, 30207 Bagnols-sur-Cèze cedex (France); Meyer, Daniel [ICSM, Institut de Chimie Séparative de Marcoule, UMR 5257, CEA/CNRS/ENSCM/UM, Bât 426, BP 17171, 30207 Bagnols-sur-Cèze cedex (France)

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    Highlights: • Original waste disposal strategies for battery. • Precipitation of metals as coordination polymers. • Organo-phosphonate coordination polymers. • Selective extraction of manganese or co-precipitation of manganese/cobalt. • The recycling process give a promising application on any waste solution. - Abstract: An innovative approach is proposed for the recycling of metals from a simulant lithium-ion battery (LIBs) waste aqueous solution. Phosphonate organic linkers are introduced as precipitating agents to selectively react with the metals to form coordination polymers from an aqueous solution containing Ni, Mn and Co in a hydrothermal process. The supernatant is analyzed by ICP-AES to quantify the efficiency and the selectivity of the precipitation and the materials are characterized by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Powder X-Ray Diffraction (PXRD), Thermogravimetric Analyses (TGA) and nitrogen gas sorption (BET). Conditions have been achieved to selectively precipitate Manganese or Manganese/Cobalt from this solution with a high efficiency. This work describes a novel method to obtain potentially valuable coordination polymers from a waste metal solution that can be generalized on any waste solution.

  17. Hydrothermal reactions: From the synthesis of ligand to new lanthanide 3D-coordination polymers

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    Silva, Fausthon Fred da; Fernandes de Oliveira, Carlos Alberto; Lago Falcão, Eduardo Henrique [Laboratório de Terras Raras, Departamento de Química Fundamental, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (DQF-UFPE), 50590-470 Recife, PE (Brazil); Gatto, Claudia Cristina [Laboratório de Síntese Inorgânica e Cristalografia, Instituto de Química, Universidade de Brasília (IQ-UnB), 70904-970 Brasilia, DF (Brazil); Bezerra da Costa, Nivan; Oliveira Freire, Ricardo [Pople Computational Chemistry Laboratory, Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal de Sergipe, São Cristóvão-SE 49100-000 (Brazil); Chojnacki, Jarosław [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Gdansk University of Technology, 80-233 Gdansk (Poland); Alves Júnior, Severino, E-mail: salvesjr@ufpe.br [Laboratório de Terras Raras, Departamento de Química Fundamental, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (DQF-UFPE), 50590-470 Recife, PE (Brazil)

    2013-11-15

    The organic ligand 2,5-piperazinedione-1,4-diacetic acid (H{sub 2}PDA) was synthesized under hydrothermal conditions starting from the iminodiacetic acid and catalyzed by oxalic acid. The X-ray powder diffraction data indicates that the compound crystallizes in the P2{sub 1}/c monoclinic system as reported in the literature. The ligand was also characterized by elemental analysis, magnetic nuclear resonance, infrared spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis. Two new coordination networks based on lanthanide ions were obtained with this ligand using hydrothermal reaction. In addition to single-crystal X-ray diffraction, the compounds were characterized by infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, scanning electron microscopy and elemental analysis. Single-crystal XRD showed that the compounds are isostructural, crystallizing in P2{sub 1}/n monoclinic system with chemical formula [Ln(PDA){sub 1.5}(H{sub 2}O)](H{sub 2}O){sub 3} (Ln=Gd{sup 3+}(1) and Eu{sup 3+}(2)).The luminescence properties of both compounds were studied. In the compound (1), a broad emission band was observed at 479 nm, redshifted by 70 nm in comparison of the free ligand. In (2), the typical f–f transition was observed with a maximum peak at 618 nm, related with the red emission of the europium ions. Computational methods were performed to simulate the crystal structure of (2). The theoretical calculations of the intensity parameters are in good agreement with the experimental values. - Graphical abstract: Scheme of obtaining the ligand 2,5-piperazinedione-1,4-diacetic acid (H{sub 2}PDA) and two new isostructural 3D-coordination polymers [Ln(PDA){sub 1.5}(H{sub 2}O)](H{sub 2}O){sub 3} (Ln=Gd{sup 3+} and Eu{sup 3+}) by hydrothermal synthesis. Display Omitted - Highlights: • The ligand 2,5-piperazinedione-1,4-diacetic acid was synthetized using the hydrothermic method and characterized. • Two new 3D-coordination polymers with this ligand containing Gd{sup 3+} and Eu{sup 3+} ions

  18. Ion conductivity and transport by porous coordination polymers and metal-organic frameworks.

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    Horike, Satoshi; Umeyama, Daiki; Kitagawa, Susumu

    2013-11-19

    Ion conduction and transport in solids are both interesting and useful and are found in widely distinct materials, from those in battery-related technologies to those in biological systems. Scientists have approached the synthesis of ion-conductive compounds in a variety of ways, in the areas of organic and inorganic chemistry. Recently, based on their ion-conducting behavior, porous coordination polymers (PCPs) and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have been recognized for their easy design and the dynamic behavior of the ionic components in the structures. These PCP/MOFs consist of metal ions (or clusters) and organic ligands structured via coordination bonds. They could have highly concentrated mobile ions with dynamic behavior, and their characteristics have inspired the design of a new class of ion conductors and transporters. In this Account, we describe the state-of-the-art of studies of ion conductivity by PCP/MOFs and nonporous coordination polymers (CPs) and offer future perspectives. PCP/MOF structures tend to have high hydrophilicity and guest-accessible voids, and scientists have reported many water-mediated proton (H(+)) conductivities. Chemical modification of organic ligands can change the hydrated H(+) conductivity over a wide range. On the other hand, the designable structures also permit water-free (anhydrous) H(+) conductivity. The incorporation of protic guests such as imidazole and 1,2,4-triazole into the microchannels of PCP/MOFs promotes the dynamic motion of guest molecules, resulting in high H(+) conduction without water. Not only the host-guest systems, but the embedding of protic organic groups on CPs also results in inherent H(+) conductivity. We have observed high H(+) conductivities under anhydrous conditions and in the intermediate temperature region of organic and inorganic conductors. The keys to successful construction are highly mobile ionic species and appropriate intervals of ion-hopping sites in the structures. Lithium (Li

  19. Rtt101-Mms1-Mms22 coordinates replication-coupled sister chromatid cohesion and nucleosome assembly.

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    Zhang, Jingjing; Shi, Di; Li, Xiaoli; Ding, Lin; Tang, Jun; Liu, Cong; Shirahige, Katsuhiko; Cao, Qinhong; Lou, Huiqiang

    2017-08-01

    Two sister chromatids must be held together by a cohesion process from their synthesis during S phase to segregation in anaphase. Despite its pivotal role in accurate chromosome segregation, how cohesion is established remains elusive. Here, we demonstrate that yeast Rtt101-Mms1, Cul4 family E3 ubiquitin ligases are stronger dosage suppressors of loss-of-function eco1 mutants than PCNA The essential cohesion reaction, Eco1-catalyzed Smc3 acetylation is reduced in the absence of Rtt101-Mms1. One of the adaptor subunits, Mms22, associates directly with Eco1. Point mutations (L61D/G63D) in Eco1 that abolish the interaction with Mms22 impair Smc3 acetylation. Importantly, an eco1LGpol30A251V double mutant displays additive Smc3ac reduction. Moreover, Smc3 acetylation and cohesion defects also occur in the mutants of other replication-coupled nucleosome assembly (RCNA) factors upstream or downstream of Rtt101-Mms1, indicating unanticipated cross talk between histone modifications and cohesin acetylation. These data suggest that fork-associated Cul4-Ddb1 E3s, together with PCNA, coordinate chromatin reassembly and cohesion establishment on the newly replicated sister chromatids, which are crucial for maintaining genome and chromosome stability. © 2017 The Authors.

  20. Group 10 Metal Benzene-1,2-dithiolate Derivatives in the Synthesis of Coordination Polymers Containing Potassium Countercations.

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    Castillo, Oscar; Delgado, Esther; Gómez-García, Carlos J; Hernández, Diego; Hernández, Elisa; Martín, Avelino; Martínez, José I; Zamora, Félix

    2017-10-02

    The use of theoretical calculations has allowed us to predict the coordination behavior of dithiolene [M(SC6H4S)2]2- (M = Ni, Pd, Pt) entities, giving rise to the first organometallic polymers {[K2(μ-H2O)2][Ni(SC6H4S)2]}n and {[K2(μ-H2O)2(thf)]2[K2(μ-H2O)2(thf)2][Pd3(SC6H4S)6]}n by one-pot reactions of the corresponding d10 metal salts, 1,2-benzenedithiolene, and KOH. The polymers are based on σ,π interactions between potassium atoms and [M(SC6H4S)2]2- (M = Ni, Pd) entities. In contrast, only σ interactions are observed when the analogous platinum derivative is used instead, yielding the coordination polymer {[K2(μ-thf)2][Pt(SC6H4S)2]}n.

  1. Dynamic assembly of ultrasoft colloidal networks enables cell invasion within restrictive fibrillar polymers

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    Douglas, Alison M.; Fragkopoulos, Alexandros A.; Gaines, Michelle K.; Lyon, L. Andrew; Fernandez-Nieves, Alberto; Barker, Thomas H.

    2017-01-01

    In regenerative medicine, natural protein-based polymers offer enhanced endogenous bioactivity and potential for seamless integration with tissue, yet form weak hydrogels that lack the physical robustness required for surgical manipulation, making them difficult to apply in practice. The use of higher concentrations of protein, exogenous cross-linkers, and blending synthetic polymers has all been applied to form more mechanically robust networks. Each relies on generating a smaller network mesh size, which increases the elastic modulus and robustness, but critically inhibits cell spreading and migration, hampering tissue regeneration. Here we report two unique observations; first, that colloidal suspensions, at sufficiently high volume fraction (ϕ), dynamically assemble into a fully percolated 3D network within high-concentration protein polymers. Second, cells appear capable of leveraging these unique domains for highly efficient cell migration throughout the composite construct. In contrast to porogens, the particles in our system remain embedded within the bulk polymer, creating a network of particle-filled tunnels. Whereas this would normally physically restrict cell motility, when the particulate network is created using ultralow cross-linked microgels, the colloidal suspension displays viscous behavior on the same timescale as cell spreading and migration and thus enables efficient cell infiltration of the construct through the colloidal-filled tunnels.

  2. Control of Directed Self-Assembly in Block Polymers by Polymeric Topcoats

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    Ramírez-Hernández, Abelardo; Suh, Hyo Seon; Nealey, Paul F.; de Pablo, Juan J.

    2014-05-27

    The morphology of a block copolymer thin film is particularly sensitive to its boundary conditions. Lithographic applications of block polymers in the microelectronics and memory device industries require formation of morphologies with perpendicularly oriented domains. Current fabrication targets envisage the creation of dense arrays of structures with domain sizes in the sub-10 nanometer regime. Such length scales can be reached by resorting to block polymers with highly incompatible blocks (and a large Flory-Huggings parameter, x). High-x values, however, generally lead to large differences in the surface energies of the corresponding blocks, thereby interfering with formation of the sought after perpendicularly oriented domains. In this work, a theoretically informed coarse grain model is used to introduce a topcoat strategy that enables control of the orientation of block copolymer domains in highly incompatible block polymer materials. A systematic study of a wide range of polymeric material combinations is presented, and the conditions leading to optimal assembly of perpendicular morphologies are clearly identified. We consider the effect of molecular weight, block polymer film thickness and architecture, and degree of incompatibility. Our results are summarized in the form of generic phase diagrams that should serve as a guide for experimental deployment of the top-coat strategy put forth in this work.

  3. Nonvolatile Transistor Memory with Self-Assembled Semiconducting Polymer Nanodomain Floating Gates.

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    Wang, Wei; Kim, Kang Lib; Cho, Suk Man; Lee, Ju Han; Park, Cheolmin

    2016-12-14

    Organic field effect transistor based nonvolatile memory (OFET-NVM) with semiconducting nanofloating gates offers additional benefits over OFET-NVMs with conventional metallic floating gates due to the facile controllability of charge storage based on the energetic structure of the floating gate. In particular, an all-in-one tunneling and floating-gate layer in which the semiconducting polymer nanodomains are self-assembled in the dielectric tunneling layer is promising. In this study, we utilize crystals of a p-type semiconducting polymer in which the crystalline lamellae of the polymer are spontaneously developed and embedded in the tunneling matrix as the nanofloating gate. The widths and lengths of the polymer nanodomains are approximately 20 nm and a few hundred nanometers, respectively. An OFET-NVM containing the crystalline nanofloating gates exhibits memory performance with a large memory window of 10 V, programming/erasing switching endurance for over 500 cycles, and a long retention time of 5000 s. Moreover, the device performance is improved by comixing with an n-type semiconductor; thus, the solution-processed p- and n-type double floating gates capable of storing both holes and electrons allow for the multilevel operation of our OFET-NVM. Four highly reliable levels (two bits per cell) of charge trapping and detrapping are achieved using this OFET-NVM by accurately choosing the programming/erasing voltages.

  4. Effect of Charge Patterning on the Phase Behavior of Polymer Coacervates for Charge Driven Self Assembly

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    Radhakrishna, Mithun; Sing, Charles E.

    Oppositely charged polymers can undergo associative liquid-liquid phase separation when mixed under suitable conditions of ionic strength, temperature and pH to form what are known as `polymeric complex coacervates'. Polymer coacervates find use in diverse array of applications like microencapsulation, drug delivery, membrane filtration and underwater adhesives. The similarity between complex coacervate environments and those in biological systems has also found relevance in areas of bio-mimicry. Our previous works have demonstrated how local charge correlations and molecular connectivity can drastically affect the phase behavior of coacervates. The precise location of charges along the chain therefore dramatically influences the local charge correlations, which consequently influences the phase behavior of coacervates. We investigate the effect of charge patterning along the polymer chain on the phase behavior of coacervates in the framework of the Restricted Primitive Model using Gibbs Ensemble Monte Carlo simulations. Our results show that charge patterning dramatically changes the phase behavior of polymer coacervates, which contrasts with the predictions of the classical Voorn-Overbeek theory. This provides the basis for designing new materials through charge driven self assembly by controlling the positioning of the charged monomers along the chain.

  5. Conformational Changes That Coordinate the Activity of BamA and BamD Allowing β-Barrel Assembly.

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    McCabe, Anne L; Ricci, Dante; Adetunji, Modupe; Silhavy, Thomas J

    2017-10-15

    Most integral outer membrane proteins (OMPs) of Gram-negative bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, assume a β-barrel structure. The β-barrel assembly machine (Bam), a five-member complex composed of β-barrel OMP BamA and four associated lipoproteins, BamB, BamC, BamD, and BamE, folds and inserts OMPs into the outer membrane. The two essential proteins BamA and BamD interact to stabilize two subcomplexes, BamAB and BamCDE, and genetic and structural evidence suggests that interactions between BamA and BamD occur via an electrostatic interaction between a conserved aspartate residue in a periplasmic domain of BamA and a conserved arginine in BamD. In this work, we characterize charge-change mutations at these key BamA and BamD residues and nearby charged residues in BamA with respect to OMP assembly and Bam complex stability. We show that Bam complex stability does not correlate with function, that BamA and BamD must adopt at least two active conformational states during OMP assembly, and that these charged residues are not required for function. Rather, these charged residues are important for coordinating the activities of BamA and BamD to allow efficient OMP assembly. We present a model of OMP assembly wherein recognition and binding of unfolded OMP substrate by BamA and BamD induce a signaling interaction between the two proteins, causing conformational changes necessary for the assembly reaction to proceed. By analogy to signal sequence recognition by SecYEG, we believe these BamA-BamD interactions ensure that both substrate and complex are competent for OMP assembly before the assembly reaction commences.IMPORTANCE Conformational changes in the proteins of the β-barrel assembly machine (Bam complex) are associated with the folding and assembly of outer membrane proteins (OMPs) in Gram-negative bacteria. We show that electrostatic interactions between the two essential proteins BamA and BamD coordinate conformational changes upon binding of unfolded substrate

  6. Engineering hybrid polymer/metal-oxide interfaces by self-assembled molecular interlayers

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    Mattoni, Alessandro

    2014-03-01

    Hybrid organic heterojunctions are of great technological interest as both optically active layers as well as hole blocking interfaces in organic or hybrid solar cells. Despite the potential of combining processable organic polymers with inorganic components, they have not yet demonstrated high efficiencies. promising approach towards more efficient systems consists in engineering the interface by self-assembled molecular interlayers that can selectively affect the interactions of the donor and acceptor components. a combination of molecular dynamics and electronic structure calculations we study thermodynamic and optoelectronic properties of polymer/metaloxide interfaces in presence of several molecular interlayers such as metal-organic macrocyclic complexes or pyridine derivatives. The theoretical results are tested on specifically designed hybrid solar cells providing evidence of impressive enhancement of interface properties.

  7. Solvent-vapour-assisted pathways and the role of pre-organization in solid-state transformations of coordination polymers

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    James S. Wright

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available A family of one-dimensional coordination polymers, [Ag4(O2C(CF22CF34(phenazine2(arenen]·m(arene, 1 (arene = toluene or xylene, have been synthesized and crystallographically characterized. Arene guest loss invokes structural transformations to yield a pair of polymorphic coordination polymers [Ag4(O2C(CF22CF34(phenazine2], 2a and/or 2b, with one- and two-dimensional architectures, respectively. The role of pre-organization of the polymer chains of 1 in the selectivity for formation of either polymorph is explored, and the templating effect of toluene and p-xylene over o-xylene or m-xylene in the formation of arene-containing architecture 1 is also demonstrated. The formation of arene-free phase 2b, not accessible in a phase-pure form through other means, is shown to be the sole product of loss of toluene from 1-tol·tol [Ag4(O2C(CF22CF34(phenazine2(toluene]·2(toluene, a phase containing toluene coordinated to Ag(I in an unusual μ:η1,η1 manner. Solvent-vapour-assisted conversion between the polymorphic coordination polymers and solvent-vapour influence on the conversion of coordination polymers 1 to 2a and 2b is also explored. The transformations have been examined and confirmed by X-ray diffraction, NMR spectroscopy and thermal analyses, including in situ diffraction studies of some transformations.

  8. Smart assembly of polymer fibers: lessons from major ampullate spider silk

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    Viney, Christopher

    1996-02-01

    Studies of major ampullate silk (MAS), especially the secretions and fibers produced by the spider Nephila clavipes (golden orb weaver), have yielded several results of potential value to the materials scientist/engineer. There are lessons to be learned about synthesis, processing and microstructural design of high-tensile polymer fibers. The 'smart' aspect of silk production in nature concerns the ability of the spider to rapidly process a concentrated, viscous aqueous solution of silk protein (stored in the gland) into water-insoluble fiber on demand. This process centers on the assembly of a shear-sensitive supramolecular liquid crystalline phase by aggregation of the solubilized globular protein molecules.

  9. Bridging dimensions in organic electronics: assembly of electroactive polymer nanodevices from fluids.

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    Hamedi, Mahiar; Tvingstedt, Kristofer; Karlsson, Roger H; Asberg, Peter; Inganas, Olle

    2009-02-01

    Processing and patterning of electroactive materials from solvents is a hallmark of flexible organic electronics, and commercial applications based on these properties are now emerging. Printing and ink-jetting are today preferred technologies for patterning, but these limit the formation of nanodevices, as they give structures way above the micrometer lateral dimension. There is therefore a great need for cheap, large area patterning of nanodevices and methods for top-down registration of these. Here we demonstrate large area patterning of connected micro/nanolines and nanotransistors from the conducting polymer PEDOT, assembled from fluids. We thereby simultaneously solve problems of large area nanopatterning, and nanoregistration.

  10. Fracton pairing mechanism for unconventional superconductors: Self-assembling organic polymers and copper-oxide compounds

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    Milovanov, A.V.; Juul Rasmussen, J.

    2002-01-01

    model that accounts for the basic superconducting properties of either class of the unconventional materials. These properties are considered as interconnected manifestations of the same phenomenon: We argue that superconductivity occurs in both cases because the charge carriers (i.e., electrons...... with experimental observations. An important prediction of the present study is the universality of ac conduction of the unconventional materials above the superconducting transition temperature T-c.......Self-assembling organic polymers and copper-oxide compounds are two classes of unconventional superconductors, whose challenging behavior does not comply with the traditional picture of Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) superconductivity in regular crystals. In this paper, we propose a theoretical...

  11. X-ray Absorption and Diffraction Studies of Thin Polymer/FePt Nanoparticle Assemblies

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    Toney, Michael F

    2003-06-20

    We have produced assemblies of FePt nanoparticles using high temperature solution phase synthesis and polymer-mediated layer-by-layer deposition allowing precise control of the particle self-assembly. The as-deposited particles have a narrow size distribution offering the potential for use as ultra-high density magnetic storage media and ultimately storage of one bit per individual nanoparticle. Vibrating sample magnetometry was applied to measure the magnetic properties of the particle assemblies as a function of anneal condition while Near Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction (XRD) were used to investigate the chemical nature and structural properties. It was found that the coercivity can be as high as 22.7 kOe for samples annealed at 800 C, the moment density (normalized to the particle volume) has a maximum of 1140 emu/cm{sup 3} for annealing at 650 C equal to the value for bulk FePt. NEXAFS spectroscopy shows that the Fe in the as-deposited assemblies is partly oxidized, and the oxidation is greatly reduced by annealing. XRD indicates an increased formation of the chemically ordered, high anisotropy L1{sub 0} phase and the onset of nanoparticle agglomeration for annealing at higher temperatures.

  12. Multi-component coordination-driven self-assembly: construction of alkyl-based structures and molecular modelling.

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    Pollock, J Bryant; Cook, Timothy R; Schneider, Gregory L; Stang, Peter J

    2013-10-01

    The design of supramolecular coordination complexes (SCCs) is typically predicated on the use of rigid molecular building blocks through which the structural outcome is determined based on the number and orientation of labile coordination sites on metal acceptors, and the angularity of the ligand donors that are to bridge these nodes. Three-component systems extend the complexity of self-assembly by utilizing two different Lewis base donors in concert with a metal that favors a heteroligated coordination environment. The thermodynamic preference for heteroligation provides a new design principle to the formation of SCCs, wherein multicomponent architectures need not employ only rigid donors. Herein, we exploit the self-selection processes of bis(phosphine) Pt(II) metal centers which favor mixed Pt(pyridyl)(carboxylate) coordination spheres over their homoligated counterparts, specifically using alkyl-based dicarboxylate ligands instead of traditionally rigid phenyl, alkenyl, or ethynyl variants. Using this mode of assembly, flexible-based 2D and 3D SCCs containing long alkyl chains were synthesized and characterized. Density functional theory (DFT) and natural population analysis (NPA) calculations were performed on model systems to probe the thermodynamic preference for heteroligated coordination spheres in the experimental systems. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  13. An initial demonstration of hierarchically porous niobium alkylphosphonates coordination polymers as potent radioanalytical separation materials.

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    Lv, Kai; Yang, Chu-Ting; Han, Jun; Hu, Sheng; Wang, Xiao-Lin

    2017-06-30

    Combining the merits of soft-templating and perchlorate oxidation methods, the first-case investigation of niobium alkylphosphonates has uncovered their unique morphology, backbone composition, thermal behavior and huge potentiality as radioanalytical separation materials. These hierarchically porous solids are random aggregates of densely stacked nanolayers perforated with worm-like holes or vesicular voids, manifesting the massif-, tower-like "polymer brush" elevated up to ∼150nm driven by the minimal surface free energy principle. These coordination polymers consist of distorted niobium (V) ions strongly linked with tetrahedral alkylphosphonate building units, exposing uncoordinated phosphonate moieties and defective metal sites. Despite the amorphous features, they demonstrate multimodal porosity covering continuous micropores, segregated mesopores and fractional macropores, beneficial for the sequestration by active Lewis acid-base center. Evidenced by the maximum distribution coefficients of thorium, lanthanides reaching 9.0×10(4), 9.5×10(4)mLg(-1) and large separation factor at pH≤1 20-element cocktail, this category of niobium alkylphosphonates are capable of harvesting thorium, lanthanides directly from the radionuclide surrogate, comparable to or even surpass the performance of the metal (IV) arylphosphonates counterparts. They also display appreciable SFEu/Sm ∼20 in 1molL(-1) HNO3, shedding light on dual approaches to achieve the isolation of americium from curium. A combinatorial radioanalytical separation protocol has been proposed to enrich thorium and europium, revealing facile utilization of these highly stable, phosphonated hybrids in sustainable development of radioanalytical separation. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Conducting polymer-based hybrid assemblies for electrochemical sensing: a materials science perspective.

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    Janáky, Csaba; Visy, Csaba

    2013-04-01

    In this topical review, progress achieved in amperometric sensing of different analytes over conducting polymer-based hybrid electrocatalysts is summarized. We report a variety of synthetic methods and the resulting hybrid assemblies, with the effectiveness of such strategies, for designing conjugated polymer-based hybrids as robust sensors for amperometric detection. Beyond incorporation of metal nanoparticles, metal-oxide and non-oxide semiconductors, carbon-based nanomaterials (nanotubes, graphene, and graphene oxide), and special dopant ions are also discussed. Moreover, some particularly interesting miscellaneous approaches, for example photo-amperometric sensing or use of overoxidized polymers, are also emphasized. Determination of dissolved gases (for example O2, NO, and NO2), ions (sulfite, nitrite, nitrate, chlorate, bromate, and iodate) and smaller and larger molecules (for example H2O2, ascorbic acid (AA), dopamine (DA), urea (UA), amino acids, hydrazine, NADH, serotonin, and epinephrine) is discussed. These achievements are reviewed from the materials perspective, addressing both synthetic and electrocatalytic aspects of the polymer-based modified electrodes. Beyond simple or more sophisticated mixing, a wide range of methods of preparation is presented, including chemical (one-pot polymerization, impregnation), electrochemical (co-deposition, doping type inclusion, etc.) and combined strategies. Classification of such synthetic routes is also included. However, it is important to note that we omit studies in which conducting polymers alone were used for determination of different species. Furthermore, because excellent reviews--cited in this work also--are available on immobilization of biomolecules (for example enzymes) for biosensing purposes, this topic, also, is excluded.

  15. Redox-switchable supramolecular graft polymer formation via ferrocene-cyclodextrin assembly.

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    Szillat, Florian; Schmidt, Bernhard V K J; Hubert, Artur; Barner-Kowollik, Christopher; Ritter, Helmut

    2014-07-01

    The redox switchable formation of very well-defined supramolecular graft polymers in aqueous solution driven by host-guest interactions between ferrocene (Fc) and cyclodextrin (CD) is presented. The Fc-containing acrylic backbone copolymer (PDMA-stat-Fc) is prepared via reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) copolymerization of N,N-dimethyl-acrylamide (DMA) and the novel monomer N-(ferrocenoylmethyl)acrylamide (NFMA). Via the RAFT process, copolymers containing variable Fc ratios (5-10 mol%) are prepared, affording polymers of molecular masses of close to 11,000 g mol(-1) and molar mass dispersities (Đ) of 1.2. The β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) containing building block is synthesized via RAFT-polymerization, too, in order to afford a polymer with well-defined molecular mass and low dispersity (Mn = 10 300 g mol(-1) , Đ = 1.1), employing a propargyl-functionalized chain transfer agent for the polymerization of N,N-diethylacrylamide (DEA). The polymerization product is subsequently terminated with β-CD via the regiospecific copper (I)-catalyzed 1,3-cycloaddition (PDEA-βCD). Host-guest interactions between Fc and CD lead to the formation of supramolecular graft-polymers, verified via nuclear Overhauser enhancement spectroscopy (NOESY). Importantly, their redox-responsive character is clearly confirmed via cyclic voltammetry (CV). The self-assembly of the statistical Fc-containing lateral polymer chain in aqueous solution leads to mono- and multi-core micelle-aggregates evidenced via TEM. Only diffused cloud-like, non-spherical nanostructures are observed after addition of PDEA-βCD (TEM). © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  16. Performance of dielectric nanocomposites: matrix-free, hairy nanoparticle assemblies and amorphous polymer-nanoparticle blends.

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    Grabowski, Christopher A; Koerner, Hilmar; Meth, Jeffrey S; Dang, Alei; Hui, Chin Ming; Matyjaszewski, Krzysztof; Bockstaller, Michael R; Durstock, Michael F; Vaia, Richard A

    2014-12-10

    Demands to increase the stored energy density of electrostatic capacitors have spurred the development of materials with enhanced dielectric breakdown, improved permittivity, and reduced dielectric loss. Polymer nanocomposites (PNCs), consisting of a blend of amorphous polymer and dielectric nanofillers, have been studied intensely to satisfy these goals; however, nanoparticle aggregates, field localization due to dielectric mismatch between particle and matrix, and the poorly understood role of interface compatibilization have challenged progress. To expand the understanding of the inter-relation between these factors and, thus, enable rational optimization of low and high contrast PNC dielectrics, we compare the dielectric performance of matrix-free hairy nanoparticle assemblies (aHNPs) to blended PNCs in the regime of low dielectric contrast to establish how morphology and interface impact energy storage and breakdown across different polymer matrices (polystyrene, PS, and poly(methyl methacrylate), PMMA) and nanoparticle loadings (0-50% (v/v) silica). The findings indicate that the route (aHNP versus blending) to well-dispersed morphology has, at most, a minor impact on breakdown strength trends with nanoparticle volume fraction; the only exception being at intermediate loadings of silica in PMMA (15% (v/v)). Conversely, aHNPs show substantial improvements in reducing dielectric loss and maintaining charge/discharge efficiency. For example, low-frequency dielectric loss (1 Hz-1 kHz) of PS and PMMA aHNP films was essentially unchanged up to a silica content of 50% (v/v), whereas traditional blends showed a monotonically increasing loss with silica loading. Similar benefits are seen via high-field polarization loop measurements where energy storage for ∼15% (v/v) silica loaded PMMA and PS aHNPs were 50% and 200% greater than respective comparable PNC blends. Overall, these findings on low dielectric contrast PNCs clearly point to the performance benefits of

  17. Polymer blend lithography: A versatile method to fabricate nanopatterned self-assembled monolayers

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    Cheng Huang

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A rapid and cost-effective lithographic method, polymer blend lithography (PBL, is reported to produce patterned self-assembled monolayers (SAM on solid substrates featuring two or three different chemical functionalities. For the pattern generation we use the phase separation of two immiscible polymers in a blend solution during a spin-coating process. By controlling the spin-coating parameters and conditions, including the ambient atmosphere (humidity, the molar mass of the polystyrene (PS and poly(methyl methacrylate (PMMA, and the mass ratio between the two polymers in the blend solution, the formation of a purely lateral morphology (PS islands standing on the substrate while isolated in the PMMA matrix can be reproducibly induced. Either of the formed phases (PS or PMMA can be selectively dissolved afterwards, and the remaining phase can be used as a lift-off mask for the formation of a nanopatterned functional silane monolayer. This “monolayer copy” of the polymer phase morphology has a topographic contrast of about 1.3 nm. A demonstration of tuning of the PS island diameter is given by changing the molar mass of PS. Moreover, polymer blend lithography can provide the possibility of fabricating a surface with three different chemical components: This is demonstrated by inducing breath figures (evaporated condensed entity at higher humidity during the spin-coating process. Here we demonstrate the formation of a lateral pattern consisting of regions covered with 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorodecyltrichlorosilane (FDTS and (3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES, and at the same time featuring regions of bare SiOx. The patterning process could be applied even on meter-sized substrates with various functional SAM molecules, making this process suitable for the rapid preparation of quasi two-dimensional nanopatterned functional substrates, e.g., for the template-controlled growth of ZnO nanostructures.

  18. Hybrid materials of lanthanide centers/functionalized 2-thenoyltrifluoroacetone/silicon-oxygen network/polymeric chain: coordination bonded assembly, physical characterization, and photoluminescence.

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    Qiao, Xiao-Fei; Yan, Bing

    2009-06-01

    2-Thenoyltrifluoroacetone (TTA) was grafted onto the coupling agent 3-(triethoxysilyl)-propyl isocyanate (TEPIC) through a hydrogen transfer addition reaction to construct the multifunctional bridge precursor. Other kinds of polymeric precursors (PVPD, PMAA, and PVPDMAA) were synthesized through the addition polymerization reactions using the monomer 4-vinylpyridine and methacrylic acid as the raw materials. The lanthanide compound was then assembled by the coordination effect between precursors and europium ions with the carbonyl, carboxyl groups, or nitrogen atoms. At last, we have utilized the first precursor hydrolyzed with the tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) via the sol-gel copolycondensation process to obtain three kinds of final hybrid polymers. The photoluminescence and microstructural, thermal, and mechanical properties were characterized and the results reveal that the hybrid materials imbedded into the single polymer (PVPD and PMAA) show more efficient intramolecular energy transfer between the europium ion and the modified ligand TTA-Si, bringing the excellent characteristic emission of europium ion. The different configuration of the polymeric precursor introduces a vital different appearance in the microstructure, and the hybrid material with PVPD shows the highest luminescence quantum efficiency and longest lifetime.

  19. Cluster computing as an assembly process: coordination with S-Net

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    Grelck, C.; Julku, J.; Penczek, F.; Shafarenko, A.; Parashar, M.; Buyya, R.

    2010-01-01

    This poster will present a coordination language for distributed computing and will discuss its application to cluster computing. It will introduce a programming technique of cluster computing whereby application components are completely dissociated from the communication/coordination

  20. Different dimensional coordination polymers with 4,4'-oxybis(benzoate): Syntheses, structures and properties

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    Lun, Huijie [Henan Key Laboratory of Polyoxometalate, Institute of Molecular and Crystal Engineering, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Henan University, Kaifeng, Henan, 475004 (China); Li, Yamin, E-mail: liyamin@henu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, Fujian 350002 (China); Zhang, Xudong [State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, Fujian 350002 (China); Yang, Jing-He; Xiao, Changyu [Henan Key Laboratory of Polyoxometalate, Institute of Molecular and Crystal Engineering, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Henan University, Kaifeng, Henan, 475004 (China); Xu, Yanqing [School of Chemistry, Key Laboratory of Cluster Science, Ministry of Education of China, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081 (China); Li, Junrui [Henan Key Laboratory of Polyoxometalate, Institute of Molecular and Crystal Engineering, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Henan University, Kaifeng, Henan, 475004 (China)

    2014-07-01

    Five transition-metal coordination polymers, namely, [Zn{sub 7}Cl{sub 6}(oba){sub 4}]{sub n} (1), [Cd{sub 7}Cl{sub 6}(oba){sub 4}]{sub n} (2), [Zn(oba)(H{sub 2}O)]{sub n} (3), [Ag{sub 2}(oba)]{sub n} (4) and [Co(oba)(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{sub n} (5) (H{sub 2}oba=4,4′-oxydibenzoic acid), have been achieved under hydrothermal conditions and structurally characterized by IR, elemental analyses, X-ray single-crystal diffraction and TGA. The X-ray single-crystal diffraction reveals that compounds 1 and 2 are isomorphism, featuring pillared-layer 3D motifs, in which the 2D inorganic layers (Zn{sub 6}Cl{sub 7}){sub n} (or (Cd{sub 6}Cl{sub 7}){sub n}) are connected by oba{sup 2−} pillars. Compound 3 exhibits 1D stair-like chain and extends to a 3D network by two different interchain O–H–O hydrogen bonding interactions while compound 4 features wave chains and stretches to 2D layer by interchain Ag–O weak contacts. Compound 5 shows 2D network in which Co-chains are pillared by oba{sup 2−} ligand and then forms a 3D network by four different O–H–O hydrogen bonding interactions. Furthermore, 1–4 exhibit luminescent properties at a solid state and 5 shows antiferromagnetic behavior. - Graphical abstract: Five new transition-metal coordination complexes 1–5 have been synthesized and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffractions, IR spectra, elemental analyses, thermogravimetric analyses (TGA), photoluminescent spectra and magnetic measurement. - Highlights: • Compound 1 exhibits a pillared-layer 3D network. • The photoluminescent properties of 1–4 have been measured. • Compound 5 exhibits antiferromagnetic behavior.

  1. Redox and catalysis 'all-in-one' infinite coordination polymer for electrochemical immunosensor of tumor markers.

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    Zhang, Bing; Liu, Bingqian; Chen, Guonan; Tang, Dianping

    2015-02-15

    Prostate-specific antigen (PSA), as a glycoprotein enzyme encoded in humans by the KLK3 gene, is one of the most important biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer. Herein, a new electrochemical immunosensor for sensitive determination of PSA was designed by using redox and catalysis 'all-in-one' infinite coordination polymer (PtNP@ICP) as signal tag on the polyamidoamine dendrimers modified electrode interface. To construct such 'all-in-one' PtNP@ICP nanostructures, the coordination polymerization was fully carried between metal ions and polydentate bridging ligands, and the PtNP was encapsulated into the ICP in the process of polymerization. The prepared PtNP@ICP nanocatalyst was characterized by transmission electron microscope (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDX), ultraviolet and visible (UV-vis) spectrophotometry and Fourier transform infrared spectroscope (FTIR). And the synthesized PtNP@ICP was utilized as signal tag for the label of PSA. With a sandwich-type immunoassay format, the conjugated signal tag on the transducer increased with the increasing PSA concentration in the sample thus enhancing the signal of the electrochemical immunosensor due to the catalytic reduction toward H2O2 of the enveloped PtNP. Under optimal conditions, the current was proportional to the logarithm of PSA concentration ranging from 0.001 to 60 ng/mL. The detection limit (LOD) was 0.3 pg/mL at 3 sB. The immunosensor displayed an acceptable reproducibility, stability and selectivity. In addition, the methodology was evaluated with human serum specimens receiving good correlation with results from commercialized enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. Cd(II) and Co(II) coordination polymers constructed from benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid and 2-(pyridin-3-yl)-1H-benzimidazole ligands.

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    Chen, Xiao-Hua; Huang, Hua; Yang, Ming-Xing; Chen, Li-Juan; Lin, Shen

    2014-05-01

    In poly[aqua(μ3-benzene-1,4-dicarboxylato-κ(5)O(1),O(1'):O(1):O(4),O(4'))[2-(pyridin-3-yl-κN)-1H-benzimidazole]cadmium(II)], [Cd(C8H4O4)(C12H9N3)(H2O)]n, (I), each Cd(II) ion is seven-coordinated by the pyridine N atom from a 2-(pyridin-3-yl)benzimidazole (3-PyBIm) ligand, five O atoms from three benzene-1,4-dicarboxylate (1,4-bdc) ligands and one O atom from a coordinated water molecule. The complex forms an extended two-dimensional carboxylate layer structure, which is further extended into a three-dimensional network by hydrogen-bonding interactions. In catena-poly[[diaquabis[2-(pyridin-3-yl-κN)-1H-benzimidazole]cobalt(II)]-μ2-benzene-1,4-dicarboxylato-κ(2)O(1):O(4)], [Co(C8H4O4)(C12H9N3)2(H2O)2]n, (II), each Co(II) ion is six-coordinated by two pyridine N atoms from two 3-PyBIm ligands, two O atoms from two 1,4-bdc ligands and two O atoms from two coordinated water molecules. The complex forms a one-dimensional chain-like coordination polymer and is further assembled by hydrogen-bonding interactions to form a three-dimensional network.

  3. Revealing and tuning the core, structure, properties and function of polymer micelles with lanthanide-coordination complexes.

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    Wang, Junyou; Groeneveld, Andrea; Oikonomou, Maria; Prusova, Alena; Van As, Henk; van Lent, Jan W M; Velders, Aldrik H

    2016-01-07

    Controlling self-assembly processes is of great interest in various fields where multifunctional and tunable materials are designed. We here present the versatility of lanthanide-complex-based micelles (Ln-C3Ms) with tunable coordination structures and corresponding functions (e.g. luminescence and magnetic relaxation enhancement). Micelles are prepared by charge-driven self-assembly of a polycationic-neutral diblock copolymer and anionic coordination complexes formed by Ln(III) ions and the bis-ligand L2EO4, which contains two dipicolinic acid (DPA) ligand groups (L) connected by a tetra-ethylene oxide spacer (EO4). By varying the DPA/Ln ratio, micelles are obtained with similar size but with different stability, different aggregation numbers and different oligomeric and polymeric lanthanide(III) coordination structures in the core. Electron microscopy, light scattering, luminescence spectroscopy and magnetic resonance relaxation experiments provide an unprecedented detailed insight into the core structures of such micelles. Concomitantly, the self-assembly is controlled such that tunable luminescence or magnetic relaxation with Eu-C3Ms, respectively, Gd-C3Ms is achieved, showing potential for applications, e.g. as contrast agents in (pre)clinical imaging. Considering the various lanthanide(III) ions have unique electron configurations with specific physical chemical properties, yet very similar coordination chemistry, the generality of the current coordination-structure based micellar design shows great promise for development of new materials such as, e.g., hypermodal agents.

  4. One- and three-dimensional silver(I)-5-sulfosalicylate coordination polymers having ligand-supported and unsupported argentophilic interactions

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    Arıcı, Mürsel; Yeşilel, Okan Zafer; Yeşilöz, Yeşim; Şahin, Onur

    2014-12-01

    Four new coordination polymers, namely, {Hemim·[Ag(Hssa)(H2O)]}n (1), {[Ag(ina)2 Ag(Hssa)]·CH3OH·H2O}n (2), {[Ag2(Hssa)(dmp)1.5]·2H2O}n (3) and [Ag2(Hssa)(daoc)]n (4) (Hssa: 5-Sulfosalicylate, emim: 2-ethyl-4-methylimidazole, ina: isonicotinamide, dmp: 2,5-dimethylpyrazine and daoc: 1,8-diaminooctane) were synthesized and characterized by IR spectroscopy, elemental analysis, single crystal X-ray diffraction, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and thermal analysis techniques. Complexes 1 and 2 are one-dimensional (1D) coordination polymers while complexes 3 and 4 are three-dimensional (3D) coordination polymers. Complex 3 consists of three dimensional (3D) 3,3,6-c net with 3,3,6T37 topology. Complex 4 exhibits a 2-fold interpenetrating 3D framework with tfc topology. Complexes 1-4 contain ligand-supported (1-3) and unsupported (4) argentophilic Ag⋯Ag interactions. Photoluminescence spectra of the complexes demonstrate that photoluminescent properties may be attributed to intraligand transition of coordinated Hssa ligand.

  5. N-(sulfoethyl) iminodiacetic acid-based lanthanide coordination polymers: Synthesis, magnetism and quantum Monte Carlo studies

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    Zhuang Guilin, E-mail: glzhuang@zjut.edu.cn [Institute of Industrial Catalysis, College of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310032 (China); Chen Wulin [Institute of Industrial Catalysis, College of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310032 (China); Zheng Jun [Center of Modern Experimental Technology, Anhui University, Hefei 230039 (China); Yu Huiyou [Institute of Industrial Catalysis, College of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310032 (China); Wang Jianguo, E-mail: jgw@zjut.edu.cn [Institute of Industrial Catalysis, College of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310032 (China)

    2012-08-15

    A series of lanthanide coordination polymers have been obtained through the hydrothermal reaction of N-(sulfoethyl) iminodiacetic acid (H{sub 3}SIDA) and Ln(NO{sub 3}){sub 3} (Ln=La, 1; Pr, 2; Nd, 3; Gd, 4). Crystal structure analysis exhibits that lanthanide ions affect the coordination number, bond length and dimension of compounds 1-4, which reveal that their structure diversity can be attributed to the effect of lanthanide contraction. Furthermore, the combination of magnetic measure with quantum Monte Carlo(QMC) studies exhibits that the coupling parameters between two adjacent Gd{sup 3+} ions for anti-anti and syn-anti carboxylate bridges are -1.0 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -3} and -5.0 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -3} cm{sup -1}, respectively, which reveals weak antiferromagnetic interaction in 4. - Graphical abstract: Four lanthanide coordination polymers with N-(sulfoethyl) iminodiacetic acid were obtained under hydrothermal condition and reveal the weak antiferromagnetic coupling between two Gd{sup 3+} ions by Quantum Monte Carlo studies. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Four lanthanide coordination polymers of H{sub 3}SIDA ligand were obtained. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Lanthanide ions play an important role in their structural diversity. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Magnetic measure exhibits that compound 4 features antiferromagnetic property. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Quantum Monte Carlo studies reveal the coupling parameters of two Gd{sup 3+} ions.

  6. Polymer mediated layer-by-layer assembly of different shaped gold nanoparticles.

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    Budy, Stephen M; Hamilton, Desmond J; Cai, Yuheng; Knowles, Michelle K; Reed, Scott M

    2017-02-01

    Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) have a wide range of properties with potential applications in electronics, optics, catalysis, and sensing. In order to demonstrate that dense, stable, and portable samples could be created for these applications, multiple layers of GNPs were assembled via drop casting on glass substrates by layer-by-layer (LBL) techniques. Two cationic polyelectrolytes, poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) and polyethyleneimine, one anionic polyelectrolyte, poly(sodium 4-styrene sulfonate), and one neutral polymer, polyvinylpyrrolidone, were combined with four different shapes of GNPs (spherical, rod, triangular prismatic, and octahedral) to prepare thin films. A subset of these polymer nanoparticle combinations were assembled into thin films. Synthesized GNPs were characterized via dynamic light scattering, UV-vis spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy and the LBL thin films were characterized using UV-vis spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy. Sensing applications of the nanoparticles in solution and thin films were tested by monitoring the localized surface plasmon resonance of the GNPs. LBL thin films were prepared ranging from 25 to 100 layers with optical densities at plasmon from 0.5 to 3.0. Sensitivity in solutions ranged from 14 to 1002nm/refractive index units (RIU) and films ranged from 18.8 to 135.1nm/RIU suggesting reduced access to the GNPs within the films. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. RAFT Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Free-Base Porphyrin Cored Star Polymers

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    Lin Wu

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT synthesis and self-assembly of free-base porphyrin cored star polymers are reported. The polymerization, in the presence of a free-base porphyrin cored chain transfer agent (CTA-FBP, produced porphyrin star polymers with controlled molecular weights and narrow polydispersities for a number of monomers including N, N-dimethylacrylamide (DMA and styrene (St. Well-defined amphiphilic star block copolymers, P-(PS-PDMA4 and P-(PDMA-PS4 (P: porphyrin, were also prepared and used for self-assembly studies. In methanol, a selective solvent for PDMA, spherical micelles were observed for both block copolymers as characterized by TEM. UV-vis studies suggested star-like micelles were formed from P-(PS-PDMA4, while P-(PDMA-PS4 aggregated into flower-like micelles. Spectrophotometric titrations indicated that the optical response of these two micelles to external ions was a function of micellar structures. These structure-related properties will be used for micelle studies and functional material development in the future.

  8. Self-assembled supramolecular polymers with tailorable properties that enhance cell attachment and proliferation.

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    Cheng, Chih-Chia; Lee, Duu-Jong; Chen, Jem-Kun

    2017-03-01

    Self-assembled supramolecular scaffolds, a combination of noncovalent interactions within a biocompatible polymer substrate, can be used for efficient construction of highly-controlled self-organizing hierarchical structures; these newly-developed biomaterials exhibit excellent mechanical properties, tunable surface hydrophilicity, low cytotoxicity and high biodegradability, making them highly attractive for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications. Herein, we demonstrate a novel supramolecular poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) containing self-complementary sextuple hydrogen-bonded uracil-diamidopyridine (U-DPy) moieties, which undergoes spontaneous self-assembly to form supramolecular polymer networks. Inclusion of various U-DPy contents enhanced the mechanical strength and viscosities of the resulting materials by up to two orders of magnitude compared to control PCL. Surface wettability and morphological studies confirmed physically-crosslinked films can be readily tailored to provide the desired surface properties. Cell viability assays indicated the excellent in vitro biocompatibility of U-DPy-functionalized substrates and indicate the potential of these materials for various biomedical applications. More importantly, mouse fibroblast NIH/3T3 cells cultured on these substrates displayed a more elongated cell morphology and had substantially higher cell densities than cells seeded on control PCL substrate, which indicates that introduction of U-DPy moieties into polymer matrixes could be used to create tissue culture surfaces that enhance cell attachment and proliferation. This new system is suggested as a potential route towards the practical realization of next-generation tissue-engineering scaffolds. In this study, we report a significant breakthrough in development of self-assembled supramolecular polymers to form well-defined scaffolds through self-complementary hydrogen-bonding interactions. These newly developed materials exhibited extremely

  9. A soft copper(II) porous coordination polymer with unprecedented aqua bridge and selective adsorption properties.

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    Quartapelle Procopio, Elsa; Fukushima, Tomohiro; Barea, Elisa; Navarro, Jorge A R; Horike, Satoshi; Kitagawa, Susumu

    2012-10-08

    Herein, the synthesis, crystal structure, and full characterization of a new soft porous coordination polymer (PCP) of ([Cu(2)(dmcapz)(2)(OH(2))]DMF(1.5))(n) (1) formulation, which is easily obtained in the reaction of CuX(2) (X = Cl, NO(3)) salts with 3,5-dimethyl-4-carboxypyrazole (H(2)dmcapz) is present. Compound 1 shows a copper(II) dinuclear secondary building unit (SBU), which is supported by two pyrazolate bridges and an unprecedented H(2)O bridge. The dinuclear SBUs are further bridged by the carboxylate ligands to build a diamondoid porous network. The structural transformations taking place in 1 framework upon guest removal/uptake has been studied in detail. Indeed, the removal of the bridging water molecules gives rise to a metastable evacuated phase (1 b) that transforms into an extremely stable porous material (1 c) after freezing at liquid-nitrogen temperature. The soaking of 1 c into water allows the complete and instantaneous recover of the water-exchanged material (1 a'). Remarkably, 1 b and 1 c materials possess structural bistability, which results in the switchable adsorptive functions. Therefore, the gas-adsorption properties of both materials have been studied by means of single-component gas adsorption isotherms as well as by variable-temperature pulse-gas chromatography. Both materials present permanent porosity and selective gas-adsorption properties towards a variety of gases and vapors of environmental and industrial interest. Moreover, the flexible nature of the coordination network and the presence of highly active convergent open metal sites confer on these materials intriguing gas-adsorption properties with guest-triggered framework-breathing phenomena being observed. The plasticity of Cu(II) metal center and its ability to form stable complexes with different coordination numbers is at the origin of the structural transformations and the selective-adsorption properties of the studied materials. Copyright © 2012 WILEY

  10. Exploiting fluorescent polymers to probe the self-assembly of virus-like particles.

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    Cadena-Nava, Ruben D; Hu, Yufang; Garmann, Rees F; Ng, Benny; Zelikin, Alexander N; Knobler, Charles M; Gelbart, William M

    2011-03-17

    The inside surfaces of the protein shells of many viruses are positively charged, thereby enhancing the self-assembly of capsid proteins around their (oppositely charged) RNA genome. These proteins have been shown to organize similarly around a variety of nonbiological, negatively charged, polymers, for example, poly(styrene sulfonate) (PSS), forming virus-like particles (VLPs). We have demonstrated recently that the VLPs formed from cowpea chlorotic mottle virus (CCMV) capsid protein increase in size (from T=2 to T=3 structures) upon increase in PSS molecular weight (from 400 kDa to 3.4 MDa), and that the total charge on the PSS exceeds that of the capsid protein by as much as a factor of 9. Here, we extend studies of this kind to PSS molecules that are sufficiently small that two or more can be packaged into VLPs. The use of 38 kDa PSS polymers that have been fluorescently labeled with Rhodamine B allows us to determine the number of PSS molecules per capsid. Electron micrographs of the VLPs show a bimodal distribution of particle diameters, with one peak centered around 19 nm, typical of a T=1 triangulation number, and the other around 21 nm, consistent with a pseudo T=2 structure; increasing the molar ratio of protein to PSS in the reaction mix shifts the VLP distribution from T=1 to T=2 structures. By combining fluorescence and gel electrophoresis measurements, it is determined that, on average, there are two polymers in each T=1 capsid and three in each T=2, with the PSS charge less than that of the capsid protein by as much as a factor of 2. VLPs of this kind provide a versatile model system for determining the principles underlying self-assembly of controlled numbers of cargo molecules in nanocontainers of increasing size. © 2011 American Chemical Society

  11. A new zinc coordination polymer in (10, 3)-d framework with unusual redox property

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    Huo, Jianqiang; Yan, Shuai; Arulsamy, Navamoney

    2017-11-01

    A new coordination polymer, [Zn(H1dimb)(Cl)]n (1) (H1dimb = 2,5-di (1H-imidazol-1-yl)benzoate), is obtained by hydrothermal synthesis and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction data and elemental analysis. Compound 1 crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pccn, and its structure exhibits a rarely observed ultimate racemic 3D network with 2-fold interpenetrating (10, 3)-d (or utp) topology due to the presence of alternating arrays of left- and right-handed helices. Thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA) data for 1 reveals that the metal-organic framework (MOF) is thermally stable up to 350 °C under a N2 atmosphere. Compound 1 also possesses interesting photoluminescent properties as expected for Zn2+ complexes of aromatic ligands. Photoemission spectra measured in the solid state reveal a very strong emission band centered at 417 nm. Cyclic voltammetric data reveal that the compound exhibits quasi reversible two-electron redox process in acidic aqueous solution and the surprising electrochemical behavior is attributed to the Zn/Zn2+ process.

  12. A Family of Uranyl Coordination Polymers Containing O-Donor Dicarboxylates and Trispyridyltriazine Guests

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    Thangavelu, Sonia G.; Cahill, Christopher L.

    2016-01-06

    Four uranyl coordination polymers [UO2(C6H8O4)(H2O)2](C18H12N6)2 (1), [UO2(C8H4O4)(H2O)2](C18H12N6)2 (2), Na[(UO2)(C12H6O4)2](C18H13N6)·H2O (3), and Na[(UO2)(C16H8O4)(C6H3NO2)](C18H12N6)·H2O (4) containing aliphatic (adipic acid) or aromatic linkers (1,4-benzene dicarboxylic acid (BDC), 1,4-napthalene dicarboxylic acid (NDC), anthracene 9,10-dicarboxylic acid (ADC)) were synthesized and characterized using single crystal X-ray diffraction, powder X-ray diffraction, and luminescence spectroscopy. The π-stacking distances or the number of π–π interactions present between trispyridyltriazine (TPTZ) guests or the host framework in 1–4 may be affected by the size of the O-donor linker (adipic acid < BDC < NDC < ADC). Luminescence studies show that substitution between adipic acid and BDC influences the emission of 1 and 2, in which the emission of 1 shows a red shift relative to that of 2. Uranyl emission was not observed in 3 and 4, and may be attributed to the position of the NDC and ADC triplet state relative to the emissive uranyl species.

  13. Porous coordination polymers as novel sorption materials for heat transformation processes.

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    Janiak, Christoph; Henninger, Stefan K

    2013-01-01

    Porous coordination polymers (PCPs)/metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are inorganic-organic hybrid materials with a permanent three-dimensional porous metal-ligand network. PCPs or MOFs are inorganic-organic analogs of zeolites in terms of porosity and reversible guest exchange properties. Microporous water-stable PCPs with high water uptake capacity are gaining attention for low temperature heat transformation applications in thermally driven adsorption chillers (TDCs) or adsorption heat pumps (AHPs). TDCs or AHPs are an alternative to traditional air conditioners or heat pumps operating on electricity or fossil fuels. By using solar or waste heat as the operating energy TDCs or AHPs can significantly help to minimize primary energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions generated by industrial or domestic heating and cooling processes. TDCs and AHPs are based on the evaporation and consecutive adsorption of coolant liquids, preferably water, under specific conditions. The process is driven and controlled by the microporosity and hydrophilicity of the employed sorption material. Here we summarize the current investigations, developments and possibilities of PCPs/MOFs for use in low-temperature heat transformation applications as alternative materials for the traditional inorganic porous substances like silica gel, aluminophosphates or zeolites.

  14. A 3D porous indium(III) coordination polymer involving in-situ ligand synthesis

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    Han, Zheng-Bo; Song, Yong-Juan; Ji, Jian-Wei; Zhang, Wei; Han, Guang-Xi

    2009-11-01

    The hydrothermal reaction of In 3+ and 1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylic acid with the presence of piperazine leads to the generation of a novel 3D porous coordination polymer, [H 3O][In 2(btc)(bdc)(OH) 2]·5.5H 2O ( 1), (btc=1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylate, bdc=1,4-benzenedicarboxylate). Compound 1 crystallizes in orthorhombic space group Pbca with a=16.216(7) Å, b=13.437(6) Å, c=31.277(14) Å, and Z=8. It is interesting to find that the in-situ decarboxylation reaction of 1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylate (btc) partially transformed into 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate (bdc) occurs. The 16 indium(III) centers were linked by four btc, four bdc and two μ2-OH ligands to form a box-girder. The adjacent box-girders are further connected by the bdc and btc ligands to generate a novel porous metal-organic framework containing nanotubular open channel with a cross-section of approximately 11.5×11.3 Å 2. The micropores are occupied by lattice water molecules, and the solvent-accessible volume of the unit cell was estimated to be 3658.6 Å 3, which is approximately 53.7% of the unit-cell volume (6815.4 Å 3).

  15. Hydrothermal syntheses, crystal structures, and photophysical properties of two coordination polymers with mixed ligands

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    Yan, Li; Liu, Chun-Ling

    2017-10-01

    Two novel metal-organic coordination polymers [Cd(ipdt)(m-BDC)·3H2O]n (1) and [Pb(mip)2(NTC) ·2H2O]n (2) [ipdt = 2,6-Dimethoxy-4-(1H-1,3,7,8-tetraaza-cyclopenta[l]phenanthren-2-yl)-phenol, mip = 2-(3-methoxyphenyl)-1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthroline, m-BDC = isophthalic acid, NTC = nicotinic acid] have been synthesized by hydrothermal reactions and characterized by elemental analysis, thermogravimetric (TG) analysis, infrared spectrum (IR) and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction reveals that 1 exhibits two-dimensional (2D) layer architecture, and 2 shows 1D chain architecture. TG analysis shows clear courses of weight loss, which corresponds to the decomposition of different ligands. The luminescent properties for the ligand ipdt, mip and complexes 1-2 are also discussed in detail, which should be acted as potential luminescent material.

  16. Switchable guest molecular dynamics in a perovskite-like coordination polymer toward sensitive thermoresponsive dielectric materials.

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    Du, Zi-Yi; Xu, Ting-Ting; Huang, Bo; Su, Yu-Jun; Xue, Wei; He, Chun-Ting; Zhang, Wei-Xiong; Chen, Xiao-Ming

    2015-01-12

    A new perovskite-like coordination polymer [(CH3)2NH2][Cd(N3)3] is reported which undergoes a reversible ferroelastic phase transition. This transition is due to varied modes of motion of the [(CH3)2NH2](+) guest accompanied by a synergistic deformation of the [Cd(N3)3](-) framework. The unusual two-staged switchable dielectric relaxation reveals the molecular dynamics of the polar cation guest, which are well controlled by the variable confined space of the host framework. As the material switches from the ferroelastic phase to the paraelastic phase, a remarkable increase of the rotational energy barrier is detected. As a result, upon heating at low temperature, this compound shows a notable change from a low to a high dielectric state in the ferroelastic phase. This thermoresponsive host-guest system may serve as a model compound for the development of sensitive thermoresponsive dielectric materials and may be key to understanding and modulating molecular/ionic dynamics of guest molecules in confined space. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. Fluorescent Sulfur-Tagged Europium(III) Coordination Polymers for Monitoring Reactive Oxygen Species.

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    Wang, Huai-Song; Bao, Wen-Jing; Ren, Shi-Bin; Chen, Ming; Wang, Kang; Xia, Xing-Hua

    2015-07-07

    Oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is harmful to biological systems and implicated in various diseases. A variety of selective fluorescent probes have been developed for detecting ROS to uncover their biological functions. Generally, the preparation of the fluorescent probes usually undergoes multiple synthetic steps, and the successful fluorescent sensing usually relies on trial-and-error tests. Herein we present a simple way to prepare fluorescent ROS probes that can be used both in biological and environmental systems. The fluorescent europium(III) coordination polymers (CPs) are prepared by simply mixing the precursors [2,2'-thiodiacetic acid and Eu(NO3)3·6H2O] in ethanol. Interestingly, with the increase of reaction temperature, the product undergoes a morphological transformation from microcrystal to nanoparticle while the structure and fluorescent properties retain. The fluorescence of the sulfur-tagged europium(III) CPs can be selectively quenched by ROS, and thus, sensitive and selective monitoring of ROS in aerosols by the microcrystals and in live cells by the nanoparticles has been achieved. The results reveal that the sulfur-tagged europium(III) CPs provide a novel sensor for imaging ROS in biological and environmental systems.

  18. Coordination Polymer Framework Based On-Chip Micro-Supercapacitors with AC Line-Filtering Performance.

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    Yang, Chongqing; Schellhammer, Karl Sebastian; Ortmann, Frank; Sun, Sai; Dong, Renhao; Karakus, Melike; Mics, Zoltán; Löffler, Markus; Zhang, Fan; Zhuang, Xiaodong; Cánovas, Enrique; Cuniberti, Gianaurelio; Bonn, Mischa; Feng, Xinliang

    2017-03-27

    On-chip micro-supercapacitors (MSCs) are important Si-compatible power-source backups for miniaturized electronics. Despite their tremendous advantages, current on-chip MSCs require harsh processing conditions and typically perform like resistors when filtering ripples from alternating current (AC). Herein, we demonstrated a facile layer-by-layer method towards on-chip MSCs based on an azulene-bridged coordination polymer framework (PiCBA). Owing to the good carrier mobility (5×10-3  cm2  V-1  s-1 ) of PiCBA, the permanent dipole moment of azulene skeleton, and ultralow band gap of PiCBA, the fabricated MSCs delivered high specific capacitances of up to 34.1 F cm-3 at 50 mV s-1 and a high volumetric power density of 1323 W cm-3 . Most importantly, such MCSs exhibited AC line-filtering performance (-73° at 120 Hz) with a short resistance-capacitance constant of circa 0.83 ms. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  19. Bisphosphonate-functionalized coordination polymer nanoparticles for the treatment of bone metastatic breast cancer.

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    He, Yuanfeng; Huang, Yanjuan; Huang, Ziyuan; Jiang, Yali; Sun, Xiaoqi; Shen, Yifeng; Chu, Weijing; Zhao, Chunshun

    2017-10-28

    Bone is the most common organ affected by metastatic breast cancer. Targeting cancers within the bone remains a great challenge due to the inefficient delivery of therapeutic to bone. In this study, a polyethylene glycol (PEG) coated nanoparticles (NPs) made of a Zn2+ coordination polymer was linked with a bone seeking moiety, alendronate (ALN), to deliver cisplatin prodrug (DSP) to the bone. The particle sizes of this novel system, DSP-Zn@PEG-ALN NPs, were regulated by adjusting the volume ratio of water phase to oil phase in microemulsion. It was small enough (about 55nm) to extravasate through the clefts (80nm) of the bone's sinusoidal capillaries and localize into metastatic bones. DSP-Zn@PEG-ALN NPs showed much higher affinity for hydroxyapatite in vitro and bone in vivo than non-targeted DSP-Zn@PEG NPs and cisplatin. In addition, the in vivo biodistribution studies demonstrated that about 4-fold of platinum was delivered to the bone metastatic lesions than that in healthy bones by DSP-Zn@PEG-ALN NPs intravenously. Finally, DSP-Zn@PEG-ALN NPs not only inhibited the tumor growth efficiently but also reduced the osteocalastic bone destruction. Besides, DSP-Zn@PEG-ALN NPs showed significantly reduced toxicity of cisplatin. These results indicate that the DSP-Zn@PEG-ALN NPs have a great potential in enhancing chemotherapeutic efficacy for the treatment of bone metastatic breast cancer. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Synthesis, crystal structure and adsorption properties of a novel Mn(II) coordination polymer

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    Cui, Lian-Sheng; Gan, Yong-Le; Li, Yuan-Cheng; Meng, Jun-Rong

    2017-11-01

    A novel Mn(II) coordination polymer based on a ;V;-shaped 1,3-di(4‧-carboxyl-phenyl)benzene acid (H2dpb, dpb = 1,3-di(4‧-carboxyl-phenyl)benzene), namely {[Mn(dpb)(4,4‧-bibp)]·H2O}n (4,4‧-bibp = 4,4‧-bis(imidazol-1-yl)biphenyl) has been hydrothermally synthesized and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and further characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectra, and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Furthermore, CO2 and SO2 adsorption properties of the complex were tested by high-pressure adsorption instrument under different pressure. The results show that the adsorption performance of CO2 is far superior to SO2 on the same conditions. The adsorption capacity increases with temperature rising. Very interestingly, the saturated adsorption amount (5.5 mmol/g) at 100 °C is less than the one at 80 °C (7.20 mmol/g). This phenomenon is caused by the escape of water vapor.

  1. Two novel metal-organic coordination polymers based on diphosphonate and oxalate: Synthesis, structures and properties

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    Niu, Qing-Jun; Zheng, Yue-Qing; Zhou, Lin-Xia; Zhu, Hong-Lin

    2015-07-01

    Two 2-(1-imidazole)-1-hydroxyl-1,1'-ethylidenediphosphonato and oxalic acid bridged coordination polymers (H2en)[Co3(H2zdn)2(ox)(H2O)2] (1) and Cd2(H2zdn)(ox)0.5(H2O) (2) (2-(1-imidazole)-1-hydroxyl-1,1'-ethylidenediphosphonic acid=H5zdn; oxalic acid=H2ox) were synthesized under hydrothermal conditions and characterized by the infrared (IR), thermogravimetric analyses (TGA), elemental analyses (EA) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Compound 1 is bridged by phosphonate anions to 1D chain, and further linked by oxalate anions to 2D layer. Compound 2 is bridged by O-P-O units of H5zdn to the layer, and then pillared by oxalate anions to generate 3D frameworks. Compound 1 shows anti-ferromagnetic behaviors analyzed with the temperature-dependent zero-field ac magnetic susceptibilities, while compound 2 exhibits an influence on the luminescent property.

  2. Regioisomeric control induced by DABCO coordination to rotatable self-assembled bis- and tetraporphyrin α,γ-cyclic octapeptide dimers.

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    Hernández-Eguía, Laura P; Brea, Roberto J; Castedo, Luis; Ballester, Pablo; Granja, Juan R

    2011-01-24

    The design and synthesis of two α,γ-cyclic octapeptides decorated with one and two Zn-porphyrin units in their periphery is described. In nonpolar organic solvents the α,γ-cyclic octapeptides quantitatively self-assemble into Zn-bis- or -tetraporphyrin architectures that could act as molecular tweezers. The self-assembly process, however, is not regioselective and affords a mixture of different regioisomers that are involved in chemical exchange processes. The regioisomers with the Zn-porphyrin units positioned in register with respect to each other are proposed to be the less abundant species in the solution mixture. It has been demonstrated that the coordination of 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABCO) to the supramolecular bis- or tetraporphyrin tweezers is an effective way to achieve regioisomeric control of the self-assembled mixture of dimers. Thus, DABCO functions as an external molecular trigger and, when used under strict stoichiometric control with respect to the Zn-porphyrin units, provokes the exclusive formation of self-assembled dimers with a cofacial arrangement of Zn-porphyrin units through the formation of sandwich-type complexes. The use of excess DABCO fragments the sandwich complexes and affords open dimers of high stoichiometry with DABCO molecules axially monocoordinated to the Zn-porphyrin units, probably as a regioisomeric mixture. In the case of Zn-tetraporphyrin tweezers, the ditopic coordination of DABCO at the two binding sites shows a moderate positive cooperativity factor, αP=5. These assemblies have potential applications as light-induced energy and electron-transfer switches regulated by DABCO coordination; such applications would require the introduction of additional chromophores in the cyclic peptide scaffold. Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  3. Isostructural metal-anion radical coordination polymers with tunable phosphorescent colors (deep blue, blue, yellow, and white) induced by terminal anions and metal cations.

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    Yong, Guoping; Li, Yingzhou; She, Wenlong; Zhang, Yiman

    2011-10-24

    Five phosphorescent metal-anion radical coordination polymers based on a new anion radical ligand generated by in situ deprotonation of a stable zwitterionic radical are described. The N,O,N-tripodal anion radical ligand links metal cations, which leads to five isostructural coordination polymers, [M(3)(bipo(-.))(4)(L)(2)](n) (M=Cd or Mn, Hbipo(-.)=2,3'-biimidazo[1,2-a]pyridin-2'-one, L=Cl(-), HCOO(-) or SCN(-)). The isostructural coordination polymers exhibit novel one-dimensional spirocycle-like structures. Three isostructural Cd(II) coordination polymers display unusual phosphorescent color changes (blue, yellow, and white) induced by terminal anions. Significantly, the Cd(II) coordination polymer with terminal Cl(-) possesses moderate quantum yield, and shows a bright white-light phosphorescence emission, which is independent of excitation wavelength and can even be excited by visible light. Upon adjusting the metal cation to Mn(II), two isostructural Mn(II) coordination polymers reveal deep-blue-light phosphorescence emissions that are independent of terminal anions. As radical-based coordination polymers, some of them show antiferromagnetic interactions between radical species or radical and metal center. Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. Properties of acyl modified poly(glycerol-adipate) comb-like polymers and their self-assembly into nanoparticles.

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    Taresco, Vincenzo; Suksiriworapong, Jiraphong; Creasey, Rhiannon; Burley, Jonathan C; Mantovani, Giuseppe; Alexander, Cameron; Treacher, Kevin; Booth, Jonathan; Garnett, Martin C

    2016-10-15

    There is an increasing need to develop bio-compatible polymers with an increased range of different physicochemical properties. Poly(glycerol-adipate) (PGA) is a biocompatible, biodegradable amphiphilic polyester routinely produced from divinyl adipate and unprotected glycerol by an enzymatic route, bearing a hydroxyl group that can be further functionalized. Polymers with an average Mn of ∼13 kDa can be synthesized without any post-polymerization deprotection reactions. Acylated polymers with fatty acid chain length of C4, C8, and C18 (PGAB, PGAO, and PGAS, respectively) at different degrees of substitution were prepared. These modifications yield comb-like polymers that modulate the amphiphilic characteristics of PGA. This novel class of biocompatible polymers has been characterized through various techniques such as FT-IR, (1)H NMR, surface, thermal analysis, and their ability to self-assemble into colloidal structures was evaluated by using DLS. The highly tunable properties of PGA reported herein demonstrate a biodegradable polymer platform, ideal for engineering solid dispersions, nanoemulsions, or nanoparticles for healthcare applications. © 2016 The Authors. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2016, 54, 3267-3278.

  5. Four Novel Zn (II Coordination Polymers Based on 4′-Ferrocenyl-3,2′:6′,3′′-Terpyridine: Engineering a Switch from 1D Helical Polymer Chain to 2D Network by Coordination Anion Modulation

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    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Four novel ZnII coordination polymers, [(ZnCl22(L2]n (1, [(ZnBr22(L2]n (2, and [(ZnI22(L2]n (3 and {[Zn(SCN2]1.5(L3}n (4, have been synthesized based on 4′-ferrocenyl-3,2′:6′,3′′-terpyridine with ZnII ions and different coordination anions under similar ambient conditions. Their structures have been confirmed using single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis, showing that complexes 1–3 are one-dimensional (1D double-stranded metal ion helical polymer chains and complex 4 is of a two-dimensional (2D network. The structural transformations of them from a 1D polymer chain to a 2D network under the influence of the coordination anions has been systematic investigated. Furthermore, the optical band gaps have been measured by optical diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, revealing that the ligand and the complexes should have semiconductor properties.

  6. Supramolecular Engineering of Hierarchically Self-Assembled, Bioinspired, Cholesteric Nanocomposites Formed by Cellulose Nanocrystals and Polymers.

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    Zhu, Baolei; Merindol, Remi; Benitez, Alejandro J; Wang, Baochun; Walther, Andreas

    2016-05-04

    Natural composites are hierarchically structured by combination of ordered colloidal and molecular length scales. They inspire future, biomimetic, and lightweight nanocomposites, in which extraordinary mechanical properties are in reach by understanding and mastering hierarchical structure formation as tools to engineer multiscale deformation mechanisms. Here we describe a hierarchically self-assembled, cholesteric nanocomposite with well-defined colloid-based helical structure and supramolecular hydrogen bonds engineered on the molecular level in the polymer matrix. We use reversible addition-fragmentation transfer polymerization to synthesize well-defined hydrophilic, nonionic polymers with a varying functionalization density of 4-fold hydrogen-bonding ureidopyrimidinone (UPy) motifs. We show that these copolymers can be coassembled with cellulose nanocrystals (CNC), a sustainable, stiff, rod-like reinforcement, to give ordered cholesteric phases with characteristic photonic stop bands. The dimensions of the helical pitch are controlled by the ratio of polymer/CNC, confirming a smooth integration into the colloidal structure. With respect to the effect of the supramolecular motifs, we demonstrate that those regulate the swelling when exposing the biomimetic hybrids to water, and they allow engineering the photonic response. Moreover, the amount of hydrogen bonds and the polymer fraction are decisive in defining the mechanical properties. An Ashby plot comparing previous ordered CNC-based nanocomposites with our new hierarchical ones reveals that molecular engineering allows us to span an unprecedented mechanical property range from highest inelastic deformation (strain up to ∼13%) to highest stiffness (E ∼ 15 GPa) and combinations of both. We envisage that further rational design of the molecular interactions will provide efficient tools for enhancing the multifunctional property profiles of such bioinspired nanocomposites.

  7. Structural aspects, thermal behavior, and stability of a self-assembled supramolecular polymer derived from flunixin-meglumine supramolecular adducts

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    Cassimiro, Douglas L.; Kobelnik, Marcelo [Institute of Chemistry, Paulista State University, Av. Prof. Francisco Degni, s/n, 14800-900 Araraquara, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Ribeiro, Clovis A., E-mail: ribeiroc@iq.unesp.br [Institute of Chemistry, Paulista State University, Av. Prof. Francisco Degni, s/n, 14800-900 Araraquara, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Crespi, Marisa S.; Boralle, Nivaldo [Institute of Chemistry, Paulista State University, Av. Prof. Francisco Degni, s/n, 14800-900 Araraquara, Sao Paulo (Brazil)

    2012-02-10

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The thermal behavior of flunixin-meglumine, a potent NSAID, was investigated. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer This supramolecular adduct self-assembled resulting in a polymer-like material. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The supramolecular polymer showed a high molecular weight around 290 {+-} 88 MDa. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NMR and FT-IR showed that hydrogen bonding can be responsible for the self-assembly. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The stability of the supramolecular polymer was also studied and presented here. - Abstract: Flunixin-meglumine, a potent non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and a cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor for Veterinary use, is a hydrogen-bonded supramolecular adduct. Two monotropically related crystalline modifications (Forms I and II) were observed for a flunixin-meglumine sample. During the melt of form I, flunixin-meglumine adducts self-assembled by hydrogen bonds involving the hydroxyl groups from meglumine, resulting in an amorphous rigid glassy supramolecular polymer, which showed a high molecular weight around 290 {+-} 88 MDa and a glass transition around 49.5 Degree-Sign C. Both the adduct and the resulting supramolecular polymer were characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and weight-average molecular weight determination by light scattering. The chemical stability and morphological changes of the depolymerization process were also investigated for the supramolecular polymer, by DSC and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), respectively.

  8. Investigation of Supramolecular Coordination Self-Assembly and Polymerization Confined on Metal Surfaces Using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

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    Lin, Tao

    Organic molecules are envisioned as the building blocks for design and fabrication of functional devices in future, owing to their versatility, low cost and flexibility. Although some devices such as organic light-emitting diode (OLED) have been already applied in our daily lives, the field is still in its infancy and numerous challenges still remain. In particular, fundamental understanding of the process of organic material fabrication at a molecular level is highly desirable. This thesis focuses on the design and fabrication of supramolecular and macromolecular nanostructures on a Au(111) surface through self-assembly, polymerization and a combination of two. We used scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) as an experimental tool and Monte Carlo (MC) and kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) simulations as theoretical tools to characterize the structures of these systems and to investigate the mechanisms of the self-assembly and polymerization processes at a single-molecular level. The results of this thesis consist of four parts as below: Part I addresses the mechanisms of two-dimensional multicomponent supramolecular self-assembly via pyridyl-Fe-terpyridyl coordination. Firstly, we studied four types of self-assembled metal-organic systems exhibiting different dimensionalities using specifically-designed molecular building blocks. We found that the two-dimensional system is under thermodynamic controls while the systems of lower dimension are under kinetic controls. Secondly, we studied the self-assembly of a series of cyclic supramolecular polygons. Our results indicate that the yield of on-surface cyclic polygon structures is very low independent of temperature and concentration and this phenomenon can be attributed to a subtle competition between kinetic and thermodynamic controls. These results shed light on thermodynamic and kinetic controls in on-surface coordination self-assembly. Part II addresses the two-dimensional supramolecular self-assembly of porphyrin

  9. Recovery of metals from simulant spent lithium-ion battery as organophosphonate coordination polymers in aqueous media.

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    Perez, Emilie; Andre, Marie-Laure; Navarro Amador, Ricardo; Hyvrard, François; Borrini, Julien; Carboni, Michaël; Meyer, Daniel

    2016-11-05

    An innovative approach is proposed for the recycling of metals from a simulant lithium-ion battery (LIBs) waste aqueous solution. Phosphonate organic linkers are introduced as precipitating agents to selectively react with the metals to form coordination polymers from an aqueous solution containing Ni, Mn and Co in a hydrothermal process. The supernatant is analyzed by ICP-AES to quantify the efficiency and the selectivity of the precipitation and the materials are characterized by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Powder X-Ray Diffraction (PXRD), Thermogravimetric Analyses (TGA) and nitrogen gas sorption (BET). Conditions have been achieved to selectively precipitate Manganese or Manganese/Cobalt from this solution with a high efficiency. This work describes a novel method to obtain potentially valuable coordination polymers from a waste metal solution that can be generalized on any waste solution. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. One-Dimensional Zinc-Based Coordination Polymer as a Higher Capacity Anode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries.

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    Song, Yidan; Yu, Lili; Gao, Yuanrui; Shi, Changdong; Cheng, Meiling; Wang, Xianmei; Liu, Hong-Jiang; Liu, Qi

    2017-10-02

    A zinc-based one-dimensional (1D) coordination polymer ([Zn(H2mpca)2(tfbdc)(H2O)], Zn-ODCP) has been synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic and physicochemical methods, single-crystal X-ray diffraction, and thermogravimetric analysis (H2mpca = 3-methyl-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid; H2tfbdc = 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoroterephthalic acid). Zn-ODCP shows blue luminescence in the solid state. When Zn-ODCP acts as an anode material for lithium ion batteries, it exhibits a good cyclic stability and a higher reversible capacity of 300 mAh g-1 at 50 mA g-1 after 50 cycles. The higher capacity may be mainly ascribed to the metal ion and ligand all taking part in lithium storage. Searching for electrode materials of lithium ion batteries from 1D metal coordination polymers is a new route.

  11. Polymer Crosslinked 3-D Assemblies of Nanoparticles: Mechanically Strong Lightweight Porous Materials

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    Leventis, Nicholas

    2005-01-01

    In analogy to supramolecular assemblies, which are pursued because of properties above and beyond those of the individual molecules, self-standing monolithic three-dimensional assemblies of nanoparticles also have unique properties attributed to their structure. For example, ultra low-density 3-D assemblies of silica nanoparticles, known as silica aerogels, are characterized by large internal void space, high surface area and very low thermal conductivity. Aerogels, however, are also extremely fragile materials, limiting their application to a few specialized environments, e.g., in nuclear reactors as Cerenkov radiation detectors, in space (refer to NASA's Stardust Program) and aboard certain planetary vehicles (thermal insulators on Mars Rovers in 1997 and 2004). The fragility problem is traced to well-defined weak points in the aerogel skeletal framework, the interparticle necks. Using the surface functionality of the nanoparticle building blocks as a focal point, we have directed attachment of a conformal polymer coating over the entire framework, rendering all necks wider. Thus, although the bulk density may increase only by 3x, the mesoporosity (pores in the range 2-50 nm) remains unchanged, while the strength of the material increases by up to 300... Having addressed the fragility problem, aerogels are now robust materials, and a variety of applications, ranging from thermal/acoustic insulators to catalyst supports, to platform for sensors, and dielectrics are all within reach. Our approach employs molecular science to manipulate nanoscopic matter for achieving useful macroscopic properties, and in our view it resides at the core of what defines nanotechnology. In that spirit, this technology is expandable in three directions. Thus, we have already crosslinked successfully amine-modified silica, and we anticipate that more rich chemistry will be realized by been creative with the nanoparticle surface modifiers. On the other hand, although we do not expect

  12. Entanglement of conjugated polymer chains influences molecular self-assembly and carrier transport

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    Zhao, Kui

    2013-06-26

    The influence of polymer entanglement on the self-assembly, molecular packing structure, and microstructure of low-Mw (lightly entangled) and high-Mw (highly entangled) poly (3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT), and the carrier transport in thin-film transistors, are investigated. The polymer chains are gradually disentangled in a marginal solvent via ultrasonication of the polymer solution, and demonstrate improved diffusivity of precursor species (coils, aggregates, and microcrystallites), enhanced nucleation and crystallization of P3HT in solution, and self-assembly of well-ordered and highly textured fibrils at the solid-liquid interface. In low-Mw P3HT, reducing chain entanglement enhances interchain and intrachain ordering, but reduces the interconnectivity of ordered domains (tie molecules) due to the presence of short chains, thus deteriorating carrier transport even in the face of improving crystallinity. Reducing chain entanglement in high-Mw P3HT solutions increases carrier mobility up to ≈20-fold, by enhancing interchain and intrachain ordering while maintaining a sufficiently large number of tie molecules between ordered domains. These results indicate that charge carrier mobility is strongly governed by the balancing of intrachain and interchain ordering, on the one hand, and interconnectivity of ordered domains, on the other hand. In high-Mw P3HT, intrachain and interchain ordering appear to be the key bottlenecks to charge transport, whereas in low-Mw P3HT, the limited interconnectivity of the ordered domains acts as the primary bottleneck to charge transport. Conjugated polymer chains of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) are gradually disentangled in solution and trends in carrier transport mechanisms in organic thin film transistors for low- and high-molecular weight P3HT are investigated. While intrachain and interchain ordering within ordered domains are the key bottlenecks to charge transport in high-Mw P3HT films, the limited interconnectivity of ordered

  13. Conformational assembly and biological properties of collagen mimetic peptides and their thermally responsive polymer conjugates

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    Krishna, Ohm Divyam

    2011-12-01

    Collagens are one of the most abundant proteins found in body tissues and organs, endowing structural integrity, mechanical strength, and multiple biological functions. Destabilized collagen inside human body leads to various degenerative diseases (ex. osteoarthritis) and ageing. This has continued to motivate the design of synthetic peptides and bio-synthetic polypeptides to closely mimic the native collagens in terms of triple helix structure and stability, potential for higher order assembly, and biological properties. However, the widespread application of de novo collagens has been limited in part by the need for hydroxylated proline in the formation of stable triple helical structures. To address this continued need, a hydroxyproline-free, thermally stable collagen-mimetic peptide (CLP-Cys) was rationally designed via the incorporation of electrostatically stabilized amino acid triplets. CLP-Cys was synthesized via solid phase peptide synthesis. The formation and stability of the triple helical structure were indicated via circular dichroism (CD) experiments and confirmed via differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) results. CLP-Cys also self-assembled into nano-rods and micro-fibrils, as evidenced via a combination of dynamic light scattering and transmission electron microscopy. Given the high thermal stability and its propensity for higher-order assembly, CLP-Cys was further functionalized at both the ends with a thermally responsive polymer, poly(diethylene glycol methyl ether methacrylate), (PDEGMEMA) to synthesize a biohybrid triblock copolymer. The CD results indicated that the triple helical form is retained, the thermal unfolding is sustained and helix to coil transition is reversible in the triblock hybrid context. The LCST of PDEGMEMA homopolymer (26 °C) is increased (to 35 °C) upon conjugation to the hydrophilic collagen peptide domain. Further, a combination of static light scattering, Cryo-SEM, TEM and confocal microscopy elucidated that the

  14. A coordination polymer based magnetic adsorbent material for hemoglobin isolation from human whole blood, highly selective and recoverable

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    Zhang, Xiaoxing; Tan, Jipeng; Xu, Xinxin; Shi, Fanian; Li, Guanglu; Yang, Yiqiao

    2017-09-01

    A composite material has been obtained successfully through the loading of nanoscale coordination polymer on magnetic Fe3O4@SiO2 core-shell particle. In this composite material, coordination polymer nanoparticles distribute uniformly on Fe3O4@SiO2 and these two components are ;tied; together firmly with chemical bonds. Adsorption experiments suggest this composite material exhibits very excellent selectivity to hemoglobin. But under the same condition, its adsorption to bovine serum albumin can almost be ignored. This selectivity can be attributed to the existence of hydrophobic interactions between coordination polymer nanoparticle and hemoglobin. For composite material, the hemoglobin adsorption process follows Langmuir model perfectly with high speed. The adsorbed hemoglobin can be eluted easily by sodium dodecyl sulfate stripping reagent with structure and biological activity of hemoglobin keeps well. The composite material was also employed to separate hemoglobin from human whole blood, which receives a very satisfactory result. Furthermore, magnetic measurement reveals ferromagnetic character of this composite material with magnetization saturation 3.56 emu g-1 and this guarantees its excellent magnetic separation performance from the treated solution.

  15. Self-assembled core-shell and Janus microphase separated structures of polymer blends in aqueous solution.

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    Guo, Hongyu; Qiu, Xueqing; Zhou, Jian

    2013-08-28

    Dissipative particle dynamics simulations are performed to systematically investigate the effects of hydrophobicity and compatibility on the inner phase separated structures (core-shell type or Janus type) of polymer nanoparticles self-assembled from a series of polymer blends in aqueous solution. Moreover, the temperature-dependent core-shell-to-Janus phase transition of a thermo-sensitive polymer blend is captured and explored by dissipative particle dynamics simulations for the first time. Our simulations reveal that both hydrophobicity and compatibility among blended polymers and the solvent play important roles in controlling the inner structures (core-shell or Janus) of polymer blend nanoparticles in aqueous solution. The phase separated structures of the studied polymer blend nanoparticles can be well predicted by using the criteria based on Neumann's triangle concept, which is derived from the corresponding interfacial tensions among the polymers and water. Besides, it was found that the hydrophobicity change of the blended thermo-responsive block copolymer induced by temperature plays a major role in the reversible transition from core-shell structure to Janus structure of the thermo-sensitive polymer blend nanoparticles. The present work is expected to provide some guidelines for designing and preparing novel polymer nanoparticles with desired structures and facilitating their applications in switching devices, nano-sensors, drug delivery system, etc.

  16. An unusual ligand in copper chemistry: coordination oligomers and polymers containing the [[CpMo(CO)2]2(mu,eta2-Sb2)] cluster.

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    Ly, Hanh V; Parvez, Masood; Roesler, Roland

    2006-01-09

    The coordination behavior of [[CpMo(CO)(2)}(2)(mu,eta(2)-Sb(2))] (1; Cp = cyclopentadiene) toward Cu(I) was investigated. Its reaction with CuX (X = Br, Cl, and I) produced oligomers or polymers of the general formula [[CpMo(CO)(2)](2)(mu,eta(2)-Sb(2))(mu-CuX)](n). While 2 (X = Cl, n = 2) and 3 (X = Br, n = 2) proved to be halogen-bridged dimers in both solution and solid state, the molecules of 4 (X = I, n = infinity) self-assembled in the crystal forming a linear polymer with a Cu-I skeleton supported by Sb-Cu bonds. The reaction of 1 with Cu[GaCl(4)] resulted in the formation of the ionic complex [[CpMo(CO)(2)](2)(mu,eta(2)-Sb(2))](4)Cu(2)[GaCl(4)](2) (5). Its dication contains four [[CpMo(CO)(2)](2)(mu,eta(2)-Sb(2))] ligands arranged around a Cu-Cu dumbbell. All new compounds were characterized using IR, electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, (1)H NMR, elemental analysis, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The ligand was oxidized by both silver(I) and copper(II), and a cyclovoltammetric study revealed that 1 suffered irreversible reduction and oxidation in a dichloromethane solution at -2.04 and 0.10 V, respectively, versus ferrocene.

  17. The structural diversity and photoluminescent properties of cadmium thiophenedicarboxylate coordination polymers.

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    Xue, Li-Ping; Chang, Xin-Hong; Li, Shi-Hui; Ma, Lu-Fang; Wang, Li-Ya

    2014-05-21

    Two series of Cd(II) coordination polymers (CPs), {[Cd(bimm)2(H2O)2][(3,4-tdc)2][H2O]2}n (1a), [Cd(3,4-tdc)(bimb)]n (2a), [Cd(3,4-tdc)(bimpy)(H2O)]n (3a) and [Cd(2,3-Htdc)2(bimm)2]n (1b), {[Cd(2,3-tdc)(bimb)](H2O)}n (2b), [Cd(2,3-tdc)(bimpy)(H2O)]n (3b) where H2tdc = thiophenedicarboxylic acid, bimm = 1,2-bis(imidazol-1'-yl)methane, bimb = 1,2-bis(imidazol-1'-yl)butane and bimpy = 3,5-bis(imidazol-1'-yl)pyridine, have been synthesized by using Cd(II) acetate with H2tdc and N-donor ligands under hydrothermal conditions. Two related isomeric thiophenedicarboxylic acids were chosen to examine the positional isomeric effect on the construction of these CPs with distinct dimensionality and connectivity. The structure of 1a is a one-dimensional (1D) cationic double chain further forming a two-dimensional (2D) supramolecular network via hydrogen-bonding interactions, while 1b exhibits a neutral double chain structure. Interestingly, a three-dimensional (3D) 4-connected cds network for 2a as well as a 1D neutral double chain structure for 2b were obtained in the presence of bimb. When the rigid tripodal bimpy was introduced, isomorphous 3a and 3b with 3D (3,5)-connected (6(2)·8) (6(7)·8(3)) nets were constructed. The structural diversity of 1a-2b mainly stems from the positional isomeric effect of thiophenedicarboxylate, while 3a and 3b are well regulated by rigid bimpy. Moreover, the thermal stability and photoluminescence of 1a-3b are investigated.

  18. Two novel metal–organic coordination polymers based on diphosphonate and oxalate: Synthesis, structures and properties

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    Niu, Qing-Jun; Zheng, Yue-Qing, E-mail: yqzhengmc@163.com; Zhou, Lin-Xia; Zhu, Hong-Lin

    2015-07-15

    Two 2-(1-imidazole)-1-hydroxyl-1,1'-ethylidenediphosphonato and oxalic acid bridged coordination polymers (H{sub 2}en)[Co{sub 3}(H{sub 2}zdn){sub 2}(ox)(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}] (1) and Cd{sub 2}(H{sub 2}zdn)(ox){sub 0.5}(H{sub 2}O) (2) (2-(1-imidazole)-1-hydroxyl-1,1'-ethylidenediphosphonic acid=H{sub 5}zdn; oxalic acid=H{sub 2}ox) were synthesized under hydrothermal conditions and characterized by the infrared (IR), thermogravimetric analyses (TGA), elemental analyses (EA) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Compound 1 is bridged by phosphonate anions to 1D chain, and further linked by oxalate anions to 2D layer. Compound 2 is bridged by O–P–O units of H{sub 5}zdn to the layer, and then pillared by oxalate anions to generate 3D frameworks. Compound 1 shows anti-ferromagnetic behaviors analyzed with the temperature-dependent zero-field ac magnetic susceptibilities, while compound 2 exhibits an influence on the luminescent property. - Graphical abstract: Linked by oxalate, two zoledronate-based metal–organic frameworks are synthesized, which exhibits the different frameworks. Magnetism and luminescent properties have been studied. The weak antiferromagnetic coupling is conducted in 1. - Highlights: • Compound 1 and 2 are first linked by oxalate anion based on zoledronic acid. • Compound 1 generates a classic “dia Diamond” (6{sup 6}) topology. • Compound 2 exhibits a (4{sup 4}·6{sup 2})(4{sup 4}·6{sup 6}) topology. • Magnetism and luminescent properties of 1 and 2 have been studied, respectively.

  19. Synthesis of nanostructured materials by using metal-cyanide coordination polymers and their lithium storage properties.

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    Nie, Ping; Shen, Laifa; Luo, Haifeng; Li, Hongsen; Xu, Guiyin; Zhang, Xiaogang

    2013-11-21

    Herein, we demonstrate a novel and simple two-step process for preparing LiCoO2 nanocrystals by using a Prussian blue analogue Co3[Co(CN)6]2 as a precursor. The resultant LiCoO2 nanoparticles possess single crystalline nature and good uniformity with an average size of ca. 360 nm. The unique nanostructure of LiCoO2 provides relatively shorter Li(+) diffusion pathways, thus facilitating the fast kinetics of electrochemical reactions. As a consequence, high reversible capacity, excellent cycling stability and rate capability are achieved with these nanocrystals as cathodes for lithium storage. The LiCoO2 nanocrystals deliver specific capacities of 154.5, 135.8, 119, and 100.3 mA h g(-1) at 0.2, 0.4, 1, and 2 C rates, respectively. Even at a high current density of 4 C, a reversible capacity of 87 mA h g(-1) could be maintained. Importantly, a capacity retention of 83.4% after 100 cycles is achieved at a constant discharge rate of 1 C. Furthermore, owing to facile control of the morphology and size of Prussian blue analogues by varying process parameters, as well as the tailored design of multi-component metal-cyanide hybrid coordination polymers, with which we have successfully prepared porous Fe2O3@NixCo3-xO4 nanocubes, one of the potential anode materials for lithium-ion batteries, such a simple and scalable approach could also be applied to the synthesis of other nanomaterials for energy storage devices.

  20. Tunable Gas Permeability of Polymer-Clay Nano Brick Wall Thin Film Assemblies

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    Gamboa, Daniel; Priolo, Morgan; Grunlan, Jaime

    2010-03-01

    Thin films of anionic natural montmorrilonite (MMT) clay and cationic polyethylenimine (PEI) have been produced by alternately dipping a plastic substrate into dilute aqueous mixtures containing each ingredient. After 40 polymer-clay layers have been deposited, the resulting transparent film exhibits an oxygen transmission rate (OTR) below 0.35 cm^3/m^2 . day when the pH of PEI solution is 10. This low permeability is due to a brick wall nanostructure comprised of completely exfoliated clay bricks in polymeric mortar. This brick wall creates an extremely tortuous path at thicknesses below 250 nm and clay concentration above 80 wt%. A 70-bilayer PEI-MMT assembly has an undetectable OTR (food.

  1. Tuning Whispering Gallery Mode Lasing from Self-Assembled Polymer Droplets

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    Ta, Van Duong; Chen, Rui; Sun, Han Dong

    2013-01-01

    Optical microcavities are important for both fundamental studies of light-matter interaction and applications such as microlasers, optical switches and filters etc... Tunable microresonators, in which resonant modes can be manipulated, are especially fascinating. Here we demonstrate a unique approach to mechanically tuning microresonators formed by polymer droplets with varying sizes. The droplets are self-assembly inside an elastic medium. By incorporating different dye molecules into the droplets, optically pumped lasing with selective wavelengths in a range of about 100 nm are achieved. Lasing action is ascribed to whispering gallery modes, verified by rigorous characterizations. Single longitudinal mode lasing is obtained when the droplet diameter is reduced to about 14 μm. Tuning lasing modes are clearly demonstrated by mechanical deformation. Our finding provides an excellent platform for exploring flexible and tunable microlasers for plastic optoelectronic devices. PMID:23449157

  2. Efficient inverted bulk-heterojunction polymer solar cells with self-assembled monolayer modified zinc oxide.

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    Kim, Wook Hyun; Lyu, Hong-Kun; Han, Yoon Soo; Woo, Sungho

    2013-10-01

    The performance of poly(3-hexylthiophen) (P3HT) and [6, 6]phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester ([60]PCBM)-based inverted bulk-heterojunction (BHJ) polymer solar cells (PSCs) is enhanced by the modification of zinc oxide (ZnO)/BHJ interface with carboxylic-acid-functionalized self-assembled monolayers (SAMs). Under simulated solar illumination of AM 1.5 (100 mW/cm2), the inverted devices fabricated with SAM-modified ZnO achieved an enhanced power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 3.34% due to the increased fill factor and photocurrent density as compared to unmodified cells with PCE of 2.60%. This result provides an efficient method for interface engineering in inverted BHJ PSCs.

  3. Layer-by-layer processed polymer solar cells with self-assembled electron buffer layer

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    Li, Hui; Qi, Zhe; Wang, Jizheng

    2013-05-01

    Layer-by-layer (LL) process is attracting more and more interests in fabricating polymer solar cells (PSCs) due to its potential advantage in realizing p-i-n like structure. Meanwhile self-organization of electron buffer layer (EBL) is drawing increasing attention. Here, we combined the two and LL processed P3HT:PCBM (poly(3-hexylthiophene):phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester) PSCs with self-assembled PEGN-C60 (poly(ethylene glycol) modified [60]fullerene) EBL. Power conversion efficiency of 4.40% was achieved, considerably higher than that of the traditional P3HT:PCBM bulk-heterojunction device, which is 3.84%. The result demonstrates that the approach we developed here could be very useful in fabricating high-performance PSCs.

  4. The role of IAEA in coordinating research and transferring technology in radiation chemistry and processing of polymers

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    Haji-Saeid, M. [International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Wagramer Strasse 5, A-1400 Vienna (Austria)], E-mail: M.Haji-Saeid@iaea.org; Sampa, M.H.; Ramamoorthy, N. [International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Wagramer Strasse 5, A-1400 Vienna (Austria); Gueven, O. [Hacettepe University, Department of Chemistry, Ankara (Turkey); Chmielewski, A.G. [Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw (Poland)

    2007-12-15

    The IAEA has been playing a significant role in fostering developments in radiation technology in general and radiation processing of polymers in particular, among its Member States (MS) and facilitate know-how/technology transfer to developing MS. The former is usually achieved through coordinated research projects (CRP) and thematic technical meetings, while the latter is mainly accomplished through technical cooperation (TC) projects. Coordinated research projects encourage research on, and development and practical application of, radiation technology to foster exchange of scientific and technical information. The technical cooperation (TC) programme helps Member States to realize their development priorities through the application of appropriate radiation technology. The IAEA has implemented several coordinated research projects (CRP) recently, including one on-going project, in the field of radiation processing of polymeric materials. The CRPs facilitated the acquisition and dissemination of know-how and technology for controlling of degradation effects in radiation processing of polymers, radiation synthesis of stimuli-responsive membranes, hydrogels and absorbents for separation purposes and the use of radiation processing to prepare biomaterials for applications in medicine. The IAEA extends cooperation to well-known international conferences dealing with radiation technology to facilitate participation of talented scientists from developing MS and building collaborations. The IAEA published technical documents, covering the findings of thematic technical meetings (TM) and coordinated research projects have been an important source of valuable practical information.

  5. SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND ANTITUMOR ACTIVITY OF A Ca (II COORDINATION POLYMER BASED ON 3-AMINO-2-PYRAZINECARBOXYLIC ACID

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    XI-SHI TAI

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available A new Ca(II coordination polymer has been obtained by reaction of Ca(ClO42·H2O with 3-amino-2-pyrazinecarboxylic acid in CH3CH2OH/H2O. It was characterized by IR, 1HNMR, thermal analysis and X-ray single crystal diffraction analysis. X-ray analysis reveals that each Ca(II center is seven-coordination with a N2O5 distorted pentagonal bipyramidal coordination environment. The Ca(II ions are linked through the O atoms of 3-amino-2-pyrazinecarboxylic acid ligands to form 1D chain structure. And then a 3D network structure is constructed by hydrogen bonds and π-π stacking. The antitumor activity of 3-amino-2-pyrazinecarboxylic acid ligand and its Ca(II coordination polymer against human intestinal adenocarcinoma HCT-8 cells, lung adenocarcinoma HCT-116 cells and human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells line have been investigated.

  6. Coordination Polymers of N, Nʼ-di-(8-Hydroxyquinolinolyl- 5-methyl-N, N-diethyl-1,3-propane diamine (QEPD

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    Asha D. Patel

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Coordination polymers containing a novel bis(oxine bidentate ligand, namely N,Nʼ-di(8-hydroxyquinolinolyl-5-methyl-N,Nʼ-diethyl-1,3-propane diamine (QEPD have been prepared with the metal ions Zn(II, Cu(II, Ni(II, Co(II and Mn(II. The novel bis-(bidentate ligand was synthesized by condensation of 5-chloromethyl-8-hydroxyquinoline hydrochloride with N,Nʼ-diethyl-1,2- propane diamine in the presence of a base catalyses. All of these coordination polymers and the parent ligand were characterized by elemental analyses, IR spectral and diffuse reflectance spectral studies. The thermal stability and number- average molecular weights (Mn¯ of all of the coordination polymers were determined by thermogravimetric analyses and non-aqueous conductometric titrations, respectively. In addition, all of the coordination polymers have been characterized by their magnetic susceptibilities.

  7. Extreme Activity of Drug Nanocrystals Coated with A Layer of Non-Covalent Polymers from Self-Assembled Boric Acid

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    Zhan, Honglei; Liang, Jun F.

    2016-12-01

    Non-covalent polymers have remarkable advantages over synthetic polymers for wide biomedical applications. In this study, non-covalent polymers from self-assembled boric acid were used as the capping reagent to replace synthetic polymers in drug crystallization. Under acidic pH, boric acid self-assembled on the surface of drug nanocrystals to form polymers with network-like structures held together by hydrogen bonds. Coating driven by boric acid self-assembly had negligible effects on drug crystallinity and structure but resulted in drug nanocrystals with excellent dispersion properties that aided in the formation of a more stable suspension. Boric acid coating improved drug stability dramatically by preventing drug molecules from undergoing water hydrolysis in a neutral environment. More importantly, the specific reactivity of orthoboric groups to diols in cell glycocalyx facilitated a rapid cross-membrane translocation of drug nanocrystals, leading to efficient intracellular drug delivery, especially on cancer cells with highly expressed sialic acids. Boric acid coated nanocrystals of camptothecin, an anticancer drug with poor aqueous solubility and stability, demonstrated extreme cytotoxic activity (IC50 boric acid will have wide biomedical applications especially in biomaterials and drug delivery field.

  8. Aromatic carboxylate effect on dimensionality of three bis(benzimidazole)-based cobalt(II) coordination polymers: Syntheses, structures and properties

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    Zhang, Ju-Wen; Gong, Chun-Hua; Hou, Li-Li; Tian, Ai-Xiang; Wang, Xiu-Li

    2013-09-01

    Three new metal-organic coordination polymers [Co(4-bbc)2(bbbm)] (1), [Co(3,5-pdc)(bbbm)]·2H2O (2) and [Co(1,4-ndc)(bbbm)] (3) (4-Hbbc=4-bromobenzoic acid, 3,5-H2pdc=3,5-pyridinedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-H2ndc=1,4-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid and bbbm=1,1-(1,4-butanediyl)bis-1H-benzimidazole) were hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. Polymer 1 is a 1D chain formed by the bbbm ligands and CoII ions. Polymer 2 exhibits a 2D network with a (3·4·5)(32·4·5·62·74) topology. Polymer 3 possesses a 3D three-fold interpenetrating framework. The versatile structures of title polymers indicate that the aromatic carboxylates have an important influence on the dimensionality of 1-3. Moreover, the thermal stability, electrochemical and luminescent properties of 1-3 were investigated.

  9. Syntheses, structures and luminescence of three copper(I) cyanide coordination polymers based on trigonal 1,3,5-tris(1H-imidazol-1-yl)benzene ligand

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    Shao, Min; Li, Ming-Xing; Lu, Li-Ruo; Zhang, Heng-Hua

    2016-09-01

    Three Cu(I)-cyanide coordination polymers based on trigonal 1,3,5-tris(1H-imidazol-1-yl)benzene (tib) ligand, namely [Cu3(CN)3(tib)]n (1), [Cu4(CN)4(tib)]n (2), and [Cu2(CN)2(tib)]n (3), have been prepared and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, PXRD, thermogravimetry and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Complex 1 displays a 3D metal-organic framework with nanosized pores. Complex 2 is a 3D coordination polymer assembled by three μ2-cyanides and a μ3-cyanide with a very short Cu(I)···Cu(I) metal bond(2.5206 Å). Complex 3 is a 2D coordination polymer constructing from 1D Cu(I)-cyanide zigzag chain and bidentate tib spacer. Three Cu(I) complexes are thermally stable up to 250-350 °C. Complexes 1-3 show similar orange emission band at 602 nm originating from LMCT mechanism.

  10. Expanding the 2, 2’-bipyrimidine bridged 1D homonuclear coordination polymers family: [MIIbpymCl2] (M=Fe, Co) magnetic and structural characterization

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    Alborés, Pablo; Rentschler, Eva

    2015-01-01

    One pot reaction of hydrated chloride salts of Fe(II) and Co(II) with stoichiometric amounts of 2, 2’-bipyrimidine (bpym) in a methanol/ acetonitrile mixture afforded the corresponding 1D homonuclear coordination polymers, [μ-(bpym)MCl2]n. Crystal structures of both complexes are isomorphous in the highly symmetric orthorhombic space group Fddd. The 1D coordination polymers are composed of almost orthogonal alternating bipyrimidine bridges linking the {MCl2} units. The magnetic behaviour of t...

  11. Syntheses and Characterization of New Nickel Coordination Polymers with 4,4’-Dipyridylsulfide. Dynamic Rearrangements of One-Dimensional Chains Responding to External Stimuli: Temperature Variation and Guest Releases/Re-Inclusions

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    Hiroyuki Kawaguchi

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Crystal structures and dynamic rearrangements of one-dimensional coordination polymers with 4,4'-dipyridylsulfide (dps have been studied. Reaction of Ni(NO32·6H2O with dps in EtOH yielded [Ni(dps2(NO32]·EtOH (1, which had channels filled with guest EtOH molecules among the four Ni(dps2 chains. This coordination polymer reversibly transformed the channel structure responding to temperature variations. Immersion of 1 in m-xylene released guest EtOH molecules to yield a guest-free coordination polymer [Ni(dps2(NO32] (2a, which was also obtained by treatment of Ni(NO32·6H2O with dps in MeOH. On the other hand, removal of the guest molecules from 1 upon heating at 130 °C under reduced pressure produced a guest-free coordination polymer [Ni(dps2(NO32] (2b. Although the 2a and 2b guest-free coordination polymers have the same formula, they showed differences in the assembled structures of the one-dimensional chains. Exposure of 2b to EtOH vapor reproduced 1, while 2a did not convert to 1 in a similar reaction. Reaction of Ni(NO32·6H2O with dps in acetone provided [Ni(dps(NO32(H2O]·Me2CO (4 with no channel structure. When MeOH or acetone was used as a reaction solvent, the [Ni(dps2(NO32]·(guest molecule type coordination polymer ,which was observed in 1, was not formed. Nevertheless, the reaction of Ni(NO32·6H2O with dps in MeOH/acetone mixed solution produced [Ni(dps2(NO32]·0.5(MeOH·acetone (5, which has an isostructural Ni-dps framework to 1.

  12. Syntheses and characterization of new nickel coordination polymers with 4,4'-dipyridylsulfide. Dynamic rearrangements of one-dimensional chains responding to external stimuli: temperature variation and guest releases/re-inclusions.

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    Kondo, Mitsuru; Takahashi, Hideaki; Watanabe, Hirotaka; Shimizu, Yusuke; Yamanishi, Katsunori; Miyazawa, Makoto; Nishina, Naoko; Ishida, Yutaka; Kawaguchi, Hiroyuki; Uchida, Fumio

    2010-08-02

    Crystal structures and dynamic rearrangements of one-dimensional coordination polymers with 4,4'-dipyridylsulfide (dps) have been studied. Reaction of Ni(NO(3))(2)·6H(2)O with dps in EtOH yielded [Ni(dps)(2)(NO(3))(2)] ·EtOH (1), which had channels filled with guest EtOH molecules among the four Ni(dps)(2) chains. This coordination polymer reversibly transformed the channel structure responding to temperature variations. Immersion of 1 in m-xylene released guest EtOH molecules to yield a guest-free coordination polymer [Ni(dps)(2)(NO(3))(2)] (2a), which was also obtained by treatment of Ni(NO(3))(2)·6H(2)O with dps in MeOH. On the other hand, removal of the guest molecules from 1 upon heating at 130 °C under reduced pressure produced a guest-free coordination polymer [Ni(dps)(2)(NO(3))(2)] (2b). Although the 2a and 2b guest-free coordination polymers have the same formula, they showed differences in the assembled structures of the one-dimensional chains. Exposure of 2b to EtOH vapor reproduced 1, while 2a did not convert to 1 in a similar reaction. Reaction of Ni(NO(3))(2)·6H(2)O with dps in acetone provided [Ni(dps)(NO(3))(2)(H(2)O)] ·Me(2)CO (4) with no channel structure. When MeOH or acetone was used as a reaction solvent, the [Ni(dps)(2)(NO(3))(2)] · (guest molecule) type coordination polymer, which was observed in 1, was not formed. Nevertheless, the reaction of Ni(NO(3))(2)·6H(2)O with dps in MeOH/acetone mixed solution produced [Ni(dps)(2)(NO(3))(2)]·0.5(MeOH·acetone) (5), which has an isostructural Ni-dps framework to 1.

  13. An automated spin-assisted approach for molecular layer-by-layer assembly of crosslinked polymer thin films.

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    Chan, Edwin P; Lee, Jung-Hyun; Chung, Jun Young; Stafford, Christopher M

    2012-11-01

    We present the design of an automated spin-coater that facilitates fabrication of polymer films based on molecular layer-by-layer (mLbL) assembly. Specifically, we demonstrate the synthesis of ultrathin crosslinked fully-aromatic polyamide (PA) films that are chemically identical to polymer membranes used in water desalination applications as measured by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. X-ray reflectivity measurements indicate that the automated mLbL assembly creates films with a constant film growth rate and minimal roughness compared with the traditional interfacial polymerization of PA. This automated spin-coater improves the scalability and sample-to-sample consistency by reducing human involvement in the mLbL assembly.

  14. An automated spin-assisted approach for molecular layer-by-layer assembly of crosslinked polymer thin films

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    Chan, Edwin P.; Chung, Jun Young; Stafford, Christopher M. [Polymers Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States); Lee, Jung-Hyun [Center for Materials Architecturing, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-11-15

    We present the design of an automated spin-coater that facilitates fabrication of polymer films based on molecular layer-by-layer (mLbL) assembly. Specifically, we demonstrate the synthesis of ultrathin crosslinked fully-aromatic polyamide (PA) films that are chemically identical to polymer membranes used in water desalination applications as measured by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. X-ray reflectivity measurements indicate that the automated mLbL assembly creates films with a constant film growth rate and minimal roughness compared with the traditional interfacial polymerization of PA. This automated spin-coater improves the scalability and sample-to-sample consistency by reducing human involvement in the mLbL assembly.

  15. Homochiral 3D coordination polymer with unprecedented three-directional helical topology from achiral precursor: synthesis, crystal structure, and luminescence properties of uranyl succinate metal-organic framework.

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    Wang, Juan; Wei, Zhen; Guo, Fengwan; Li, Chenyang; Zhu, Pengfei; Zhu, Wenhua

    2015-08-21

    A luminescent homochiral uranyl succinate coordination polymer with unprecedented three-directional helices was synthesized hydrothermally via spontaneous symmetry breaking, and fully characterized. Its homochirality has been confirmed by singe crystal X-ray diffraction and solid state circular dichroism (CD) spectra. The polymer exhibited a Stokes shift greater than 180 nm.

  16. Chirality Transfer in 1D Self-Assemblies : Influence of H-Bonding vs Metal Coordination between Dicyano[7]helicene Enantiomers

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    Shchyrba, Aneliia; Manh-Thuong Nguyen, [No Value; Waeckerlin, Christian; Martens, Susanne; Nowakowska, Sylwia; Ivas, Toni; Roose, Jesse; Nijs, Thomas; Boz, Serpil; Schaer, Michael; Stöhr, Meike; Pignedoli, Carlo A.; Thilgen, Carlo; Diederich, Francois; Passerone, Daniele; Jung, Thomas A.

    2013-01-01

    Chiral recognition as well as chirality transfer in supramolecular self-assembly and on-surface coordination is studied for the enantiopure 6,13-dicyano[7]helicene building block. It is remarkable that, with this helical molecule, both H-bonded chains and metal-coordinated chains can be formed on

  17. Assemblies of copper bis(triazole) coordination polymers using the same keggin polyoxometalate template.

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    Tian, Ai-xiang; Ying, Jun; Peng, Jun; Sha, Jing-quan; Pang, Hai-jun; Zhang, Peng-peng; Chen, Yuan; Zhu, Min; Su, Zhong-min

    2009-01-05

    Four inorganic-organic hybrid compounds, [Cu(I)(4)(bte)(4)(SiW(12)O(40))] (1), [Cu(II)(2)(bte)(4)(SiW(12)O(40))].4H(2)O (2) [bte = 1,2-bis(1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)ethane], [Cu(I)(4)(btb)(2)(SiW(12)O(40))].2H(2)O (3), and [Cu(II)(2)(btb)(4)(SiW(12)O(40))].2H(2)O (4) [btb = 1,4-bis(1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)butane], were hydrothermally synthesized through use of the same Keggin polyoxometalate as the template and tuning the molar ratio of the bis(triazole) ligand to the Cu(II) ion. The ratio of the bis(triazole) ligand to Cu(II) has a crucial influence on the structures of this series. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses indicate that compound 1 is constructed by tetranuclear ring-connecting chains and polymerized [Cu(bte)](+) chains, between which SiW(12) anions are inserted to form a three-dimensional (3D) structure. Compound 2 shows a (4(4).6(2)) two-dimensional grid sheet. The discrete SiW(12) anions are sandwiched by the sheets, just like "hamburgers". Compound 3 presents channel-like [Cu(2)(btb)](2+) polymerized chains, which are further connected by SiW(12) anions to construct a 3D framework. Compound 4 exhibits a (6(6)) 3D Cu-btb framework with hexagonal channels, into which the tetradentate SiW(12) anions are incorporated. The thermal stabilities of the compounds are discussed.

  18. Functional tetrametallic linker modules for coordination polymers and metal-organic frameworks.

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    Johansson, Frank B; Bond, Andrew D; McKenzie, Christine J

    2007-03-19

    potential construction of 1-D and 2-D coordination polymers/metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) capable of reversible O2 binding.

  19. Design and construction of diverse structures of coordination polymers: Photocatalytic properties

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    Wu, Yu, E-mail: wuyuhlj@163.com [College of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Sichuan University of Science & Engineering, Zigong 643000 (China); Institute of Functional Materials, Sichuan University of Science & Engineering, Zigong 643000 (China); Lu, Lu [College of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Sichuan University of Science & Engineering, Zigong 643000 (China); Institute of Functional Materials, Sichuan University of Science & Engineering, Zigong 643000 (China); Feng, Jianshen [Institute of Functional Materials, Sichuan University of Science & Engineering, Zigong 643000 (China); Li, Yulong; Sun, Yanchun [College of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Sichuan University of Science & Engineering, Zigong 643000 (China); Institute of Functional Materials, Sichuan University of Science & Engineering, Zigong 643000 (China); Ma, Aiqing, E-mail: maqandght@126.com [School of Pharmacy, Guangdong Medical University, Dongguan 523808 (China)

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    The reaction of Cu(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}·3H{sub 2}O/Ni(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}·6H{sub 2}O with 4′-(4-(3,5-dicarboxylphenoxy)phenyl)-4,2′:6′,4′′-terpyridine (H{sub 2}dbp) gave [Cu{sub 0.5}(Hdbp)]{sub n} (1) and [Ni(dbp)(H{sub 2}O)]{sub n} (2), while the reactions of Co(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}·6H{sub 2}O with H{sub 2}dbp in the presence of 4,4′-bipy and 2,2′-bpy generated [Co(dbp)(4,4′-bipy)]{sub n} (3) and ([Co(dbp)(2,2′-bipy)]{sub n}·H{sub 2}O) (4), respectively (4,4′-bipy=4.4′-pyridine and 2,2′-bipy=2,2′-bipyridine). X-Ray single-crystal analyses reveal that 1 contains a 1D double chain. 2 possesses a 3D architecture with (4.6{sup 2}0.8{sup 3}){sub 2} topology that is interpenetrated with each other to form a 2-fold network. In 3, the 2D [Co(dbp)]n sheets are pillared by 4,4′-bpy to form a 3D framework with 1D open channel. Compound 4 consists of a 1D ladder-like chain. The results showed that the structural diversity of the coordination polymers resulted from the different geometries of metal ions and effect of assistant ligands. Furthermore, the photocatalytic properties of 1–4 for degradation of the methyl violet (MV) have been examined. - Graphical abstract: The photocatalytic activity and selectivity of complexes 1–4 prove that they may be good and stable photocatalysts for degradation of organic dyes.

  20. Tolerance to structural disorder and tunable mechanical behavior in self-assembled superlattices of polymer-grafted nanocrystals

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    Ye, Xingchen; Koshy, David M.; Vachhani, Shraddha; Hosemann, Peter; Alivisatos, A. Paul

    2017-01-01

    Large, freestanding membranes with remarkably high elastic modulus (>10 GPa) have been fabricated through the self-assembly of ligand-stabilized inorganic nanocrystals, even though these nanocrystals are connected only by soft organic ligands (e.g., dodecanethiol or DNA) that are not cross-linked or entangled. Recent developments in the synthesis of polymer-grafted nanocrystals have greatly expanded the library of accessible superlattice architectures, which allows superlattice mechanical behavior to be linked to specific structural features. Here, colloidal self-assembly is used to organize polystyrene-grafted Au nanocrystals at a fluid interface to form ordered solids with sub-10-nm periodic features. Thin-film buckling and nanoindentation are used to evaluate the mechanical behavior of polymer-grafted nanocrystal superlattices while exploring the role of polymer structural conformation, nanocrystal packing, and superlattice dimensions. Superlattices containing 3–20 vol % Au are found to have an elastic modulus of ∼6–19 GPa, and hardness of ∼120–170 MPa. We find that rapidly self-assembled superlattices have the highest elastic modulus, despite containing significant structural defects. Polymer extension, interdigitation, and grafting density are determined to be critical parameters that govern superlattice elastic and plastic deformation. PMID:28242704

  1. Tolerance to structural disorder and tunable mechanical behavior in self-assembled superlattices of polymer-grafted nanocrystals

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    Gu, X. Wendy; Ye, Xingchen; Koshy, David M.; Vachhani, Shraddha; Hosemann, Peter; Alivisatos, A. Paul

    2017-03-01

    Large, freestanding membranes with remarkably high elastic modulus (>10 GPa) have been fabricated through the self-assembly of ligand-stabilized inorganic nanocrystals, even though these nanocrystals are connected only by soft organic ligands (e.g., dodecanethiol or DNA) that are not cross-linked or entangled. Recent developments in the synthesis of polymer-grafted nanocrystals have greatly expanded the library of accessible superlattice architectures, which allows superlattice mechanical behavior to be linked to specific structural features. Here, colloidal self-assembly is used to organize polystyrene-grafted Au nanocrystals at a fluid interface to form ordered solids with sub-10-nm periodic features. Thin-film buckling and nanoindentation are used to evaluate the mechanical behavior of polymer-grafted nanocrystal superlattices while exploring the role of polymer structural conformation, nanocrystal packing, and superlattice dimensions. Superlattices containing 3-20 vol % Au are found to have an elastic modulus of ˜6-19 GPa, and hardness of ˜120-170 MPa. We find that rapidly self-assembled superlattices have the highest elastic modulus, despite containing significant structural defects. Polymer extension, interdigitation, and grafting density are determined to be critical parameters that govern superlattice elastic and plastic deformation.

  2. Thermo-reversible morphology and conductivity of a conjugated polymer network embedded in polymeric self-assembly

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    Han, Youngkyu; Carrillo, Jan-Michael Y.; Zhang, Zhe; Li, Yunchao; Hong, Kunlun; Sumpter, Bobby G.; Ohl, Michael; Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans; Smith, Gregory S.; Do, Changwoo

    Self-assembly of block copolymers provides opportunities to create nano hybrid materials, utilizing self-assembled micro-domains with a variety of morphology and periodic architectures as templates for functional nano-fillers. Here we report new progress towards the fabrication of a thermally responsive conducting polymer self-assembly made from a water-soluble poly(thiophene) derivative with short PEO side chains and Pluronic L62 solution in water. The structural and electrical properties of conjugated polymer-embedded nanostructures were investigated by combining SANS, SAXS, CGMD simulations, and impedance spectroscopy. The L62 solution template organizes the conjugated polymers by stably incorporating them into the hydrophilic domains thus inhibiting aggregation. The changing morphology of L62 during the micellar-to-lamellar phase transition defines the embedded conjugated polymer network. The conductivity is strongly coupled to the structural change of the templating L62 phase and exhibits thermally reversible behavior with no signs of quenching of the conductivity at high temperature. The research was sponsored by the Scientific User Facilities Division, Office of BES, U.S. DOE and Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program of ORNL, managed by UT-Battelle, LLC.

  3. Structural diversification and photocatalytic properties of three Cd(II) coordination polymers decorated with different auxiliary ligands

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    Yin, Wen-Yu; Zhuang, Guo-Yong; Huang, Zuo-Long; Cheng, Hong-Jian; Zhou, Li; Ma, Man-Hong; Wang, Hao; Tang, Xiao-Yan, E-mail: xytang@cslg.edu.cn; Ma, Yun-Sheng; Yuan, Rong-Xin, E-mail: yuanrx@cslg.edu.cn

    2016-03-15

    Three cadmium coordination polymers, [Cd(bismip)]{sub n} (1), {[Cd(bismip)(phen)]·H_2O}{sub n} (2) and {[Cd_2(bismip)_2(4,4′-bipy)]·2H_2O}{sub n} (3) (H{sub 2}bismip=5-(1H-benzoimidazol-2-ylsulfanylmethyl)-isophthalic acid, phen=1,10-phenanthroline, 4,4′-bipy=4,4′-bipyridine) have been prepared under solvothermal conditions. In 1, the [Cd{sub 4}(bismip){sub 3}] units are jointed by bismip ligands to afford a three-dimensional (3D) architecture. Complex 2 exhibits a 3D supramolecular framework based on the interconnection of 1D chains through hydrogen bonding interactions and π-π packing interactions. 3 is a two-fold interpenetrating 3D architecture with a (4·8{sup 2})(4{sup 2}·8{sup 4}) Schläfli symbol in which 2D layers are interlinked by 4,4′-bipy ligands. The diverse structures of compounds 1–3 indicate that the auxiliary ligands have significant effects on the final structures. The photoluminescent properties and photocatalytic properties of these coordination polymers in the solid state were also investigated. Remarkably, 3 shows the wide gap semiconductor nature and exhibit excellent photocatalytic performance. - Graphical abstract: Three cadmium coordination polymers with different architectures based on 5-(1H-benzoimidazol-2-ylsulfanylmethyl)-isophthalic acid have been prepared. Their photoluminescent properties were also investigated. - Highlights: • Three new Cd(II) Cps were synthesized based on H{sub 2}bismip. • Compounds 1 and 3 show 3D networks and 2 exhibits a 1D chain. • Compoud 3 exhibits good catalytic activity of methylene blue photodegradation.

  4. Assembly of Two Transgenes in an Artificial Chromatin Domain Gives Highly Coordinated Expression in Tobacco

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    Mlynárová, Ludmila; Loonen, Annelies; Mietkiewska, Elzbieta; Jansen, Ritsert C.; Nap, Jan-Peter

    The chromatin loop model predicts that genes within the same chromatin domain exhibit coordinated regulation. We here present the first direct experimental support for this model in plants. Two reporter genes, the E. coli β-glucuronidase gene and the firefly luciferase gene, driven by different

  5. Development and Modeling of a Novel Self-Assembly Process for Polymer and Polymeric Composite Nanoparticles

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    Sumpter, Bobby G. [ORNL; Carrillo, Jan-Michael Y. [ORNL; Ahn, Suk-Kyun [ORNL; Barnes, Mike D. [University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Shelton, William A. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL); Harrison, Robert J. [Stony Brook University (SUNY); W. Noid, Donald [Retired

    2017-10-01

    Extensive computational simulations and experiments have been used to investigate the structure, dynamics and resulting photophysical properties of a number para-phenylenevinylene (PPV) based polymers and oligomers. These studies have shown how the morphology and structure are controlled to a large extent by the nature of the solute-solvent interactions in the initial solution phase preparation. A good solvent such as dichloromethane generates non-compact structures with more of a defect-extended chain like morphology while a bad solvent such as toluene leads to compact organized and folded structures with rod-like morphologies. Secondary structural organization is induced by using the solution phase structures to generate solvent-free single molecule nanoparticles. These nanoparticles are very compact and rod shaped, consisting of near-cofacial ordering of the conjugated PPV chain backbones between folds located at tetrahedral defects (sp3 C-C bonds). The resulting photophysical properties exhibit a significant enhancement in the photoluminescence quantum yield, lifetime, and stability. In addition, the single molecule nanoparticles have Gaussian-like emission spectra with discrete center frequencies that are correlated to a conjugation length, allowing the design of nanoparticles which luminesces at a particular frequency. We followed a similar approach and applied a comparable methodology in our recent work on polythiophenes in order to study the effect of polymer architecture on nanoscale assembly. Unlike linear chains of comparable size, we observed aggregation of the bottlebrush architecture of poly(norbornene)-g-poly(3-hexylthiophene) (PNB-g-P3HT) after the freeze-drying and dissolution processes. The behavior can be attributed to a significant enhancement in the number of π-π interactions between grafted P3HT side chains.

  6. Fe-nitrilotriacetic acid coordination polymer nanowires: an effective sensing platform for fluorescence-enhanced nucleic acid detection

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    Zhou, Yunchun; Liu, Qian; Sun, Xuping; Kong, Rongmei

    2017-02-01

    The determination of specific nucleic acid sequences is key in identifying disease-causing pathogens and genetic diseases. In this paper we report the utilization of Fe-nitrilotriacetic acid coordination polymer nanowires as an effective nanoquencher for fluorescence-enhanced nucleic acid detection. The detection is fast and the whole process can be completed within 15 min. This nanosensor shows a low detection limit of 0.2 nM with selectivity down to single-base mismatch. This work provides us with an attractive sensing platform for applications.

  7. Solvent induced synthesis, structure and properties of coordination polymers based on 5-hydroxyisophthalic acid as linker and 1,10-phenanthroline as auxiliary ligand

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    Kariem, Mukaddus; Yawer, Mohd; Sheikh, Haq Nawaz, E-mail: hnsheikh@rediffmail.com

    2015-11-15

    Three new coordination polymers [Mn(hip)(phen) (H{sub 2}O)]{sub n} (1), [Co(hip)(phen) (H{sub 2}O)]{sub n} (2), and [Cd(hip) (phen) (H{sub 2}O)]{sub n} (3) (H{sub 2}hip=5-hydroxyisophthalic acid; phen=1,10-phenanthroline) have been synthesized by solvo-hydrothermal method using diethyl formamide-water (DEF-H{sub 2}O) as solvent system. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis reveals that all three coordination polymers 1, 2 and 3 crystallize in monoclinic space group P2/n. Metal ions are inter-connected by hydroxyisophthalate anions forming zig-zag 1D chain. 1D chains are further inter-connected by hydrogen bonding and π–π stacking interactions leading to 3D supramolecular architecture. Hydrogen-bonding and π–π stacking provide thermal stability to polymers. Compounds 1 and 2 are paramagnetic at room temperature and variable temperature magnetic moment measurements revealed weak ferromagnetic interactions between metal ions at low temperature. Compound 3 exhibits excellent photoluminescence with large Stokes shift. - Graphical abstract: 1D helical chains of coordination polymers were synthesized by solvo-hydrothermal reaction of 5-hydroxyisopthalic acid and 1,10-phenanthroline with MnCl{sub 2}·4H{sub 2}O / CoCl{sub 2}·6H{sub 2}O / Cd(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}·6H{sub 2}O. - Highlights: • Solvent induced synthesis of three coordination polymers with 1D zig-zag structure. • Crystal structures of coordination polymers are reported and discussed. • 1,10-Phenanthroline influences magnetic and luminescent properties of polymers. • Coordination polymer of Cd is luminescent exhibiting large Stokes shift.

  8. N-(sulfoethyl) iminodiacetic acid-based lanthanide coordination polymers: Synthesis, magnetism and quantum Monte Carlo studies

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    Zhuang, Gui-lin; Chen, Wu-lin; Zheng, Jun; Yu, Hui-you; Wang, Jian-guo

    2012-08-01

    A series of lanthanide coordination polymers have been obtained through the hydrothermal reaction of N-(sulfoethyl) iminodiacetic acid (H3SIDA) and Ln(NO3)3 (Ln=La, 1; Pr, 2; Nd, 3; Gd, 4). Crystal structure analysis exhibits that lanthanide ions affect the coordination number, bond length and dimension of compounds 1-4, which reveal that their structure diversity can be attributed to the effect of lanthanide contraction. Furthermore, the combination of magnetic measure with quantum Monte Carlo(QMC) studies exhibits that the coupling parameters between two adjacent Gd3+ ions for anti-anti and syn-anti carboxylate bridges are -1.0×10-3 and -5.0×10-3 cm-1, respectively, which reveals weak antiferromagnetic interaction in 4.

  9. Spontaneous aggregation of lithium ion coordination polymers in fluorinated electrolytes for high-voltage batteries.

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    Malliakas, Christos D; Leung, Kevin; Pupek, Krzysztof Z; Shkrob, Ilya A; Abraham, Daniel P

    2016-04-28

    Fluorinated carbonates are pursued as liquid electrolyte solvents for high-voltage Li-ion batteries. Here we report aggregation of [Li(+)(FEC)3]n polymer species in fluoroethylene carbonate containing electrolytes and scrutinize the causes for this behavior.

  10. Interplay between intrachain and interchain interactions in semiconducting polymer assemblies: the HJ-aggregate model.

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    Yamagata, H; Spano, F C

    2012-05-14

    A new model for analyzing the photophysics of polymer aggregates is introduced taking into account exciton motion along a polymer chain and across polymer chains. Excitonic coupling and vibronic coupling are treated on equal footing using a Holstein-based Hamiltonian represented in a multi-particle basis set. In the HJ-aggregate model the competition between intrachain (through-bond) coupling leading to Wannier-Mott excitons, and interchain (through-space) coupling leading to Frenkel excitons, is studied in detail for two model dimers: one composed of red-phase polydiacetylene (PDA) chains and the other composed of regioregular P3HT chains. The resulting photophysical properties are shown to depend critically on the relative magnitudes of the intrachain and interchain exciton bandwidths. Dominant intraband (interband) coupling favors a photophysical response resembling J-aggregates (H-aggregates). In PDA dimers, where intrachain coupling prevails, the absorption spectrum is dominated by the 0-0 peak, as is characteristic of J-aggregates. The photoluminescence (PL) spectrum displays hybrid character: the ratio of the main (0-0) band to the first vibronic sideband intensities is initially zero at T = 0 K due to the forbidden nature of the 0-0 transition, but then increases with temperature in a manner characteristic of H-aggregates, peaking when kT ≈ ΔE, where ΔE is the interchain splitting. Further increases in temperature result in a decline of the PL ratio, as in a J-aggregate. This remarkable H to J transition is also predicted for the temperature dependence of the radiative decay rate, k(rad). The maximum (peak) rate scales as, k(rad) (max)∼(W(intra)/W(inter))(1/2), where W(intra) (W(inter)) is the intrachain (interchain) exciton bandwidth. Hence, when W(intra) is sufficiently larger than W(inter) the dimer displays thermally activated superradiance. In P3HT the intrachain coupling is far weaker than in PDA making the intrachain and interchain couplings

  11. Synthesis and structural characterization of homochiral 2D coordination polymers of zinc and copper with conformationally flexible ditopic imidazolium-based dicarboxylate ligands.

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    Nicasio, Antonio I; Montilla, Francisco; Álvarez, Eleuterio; Colodrero, Rosario P; Galindo, Agustín

    2017-01-03

    Different novel coordination polymers containing zinc, 1-4, and copper, 5-8, metals, connected via chiral imidazolium-based dicarboxylate ligands, [L R ] - , were isolated by reaction between zinc acetate or copper acetate and enantiomerically pure HL R compounds. They were characterised and structurally identified by X-ray diffraction methods (single crystal and powder). These compounds are two-dimensional homochiral coordination polymers, [M(L R ) 2 ] n , in which the metal ions are coordinated by the two carboxylate groups of [L R ] - anions in a general bridging monodentate μ 2 -κ 1 -O 1 ,κ 1 -O 3 fashion that afforded tetrahedral metal coordination environments for zinc, 1-4, and square planar for copper, 5-8, complexes. In all the compounds the 3D supramolecular architecture is constructed by non-covalent interactions between the hydrophobic parts (R groups) of the homochiral 2D coordination polymers and, in some cases, by weak C-HO non-classical hydrogen bonds that provided, in general, a dense crystal packing. DFT calculations on the [L R ] - anions confirmed their conformational flexibility as ditopic linkers and this fact makes possible the formation of different coordination polymers for four-coordinated metal centers. Preliminary studies on the Zn-catalyzed synthesis of chiral α-aminophosphonates were carried out and, unfortunately, no enantioselectivity was observed in these reactions.

  12. Coordination Polymers Derived from Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs for Cell Imaging and Drug Delivery.

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    Paul, Mithun; Dastidar, Parthasarathi

    2016-01-18

    A new series of Mn(II) coordination polymers, namely, [{Mn(L)(H2 O)2 }⋅2 Nap]∞ (CP1), [{Mn(L)(Ibu)2 (H2 O)2 }]∞ (CP2), [{Mn(L)(Flr)2 (H2 O)2 }]∞ (CP3), [{Mn(L)(Ind)2 (H2 O)2 }⋅H2 O]∞ (CP4), [{Mn2 (L)2 (μ-Flu)4 (H2 O)}⋅L]∞ (CP5), [{Mn2 (L)2 (μ-Tol)4 (H2 O)2 }]∞ (CP6) and [{Mn2 (L)2 (μ-Mef)4 (H2 O)2 }]∞ (CP7) (Nap=naproxen, Ibu=ibuprofen, Flr=flurbiprofen, Ind=indometacin, Flu=flufenamic acid, Tol=tolfenamic acid and Mef=mefenamic acid) derived from various non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and the organic linker 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethylene (L) have been synthesized with the aim of being used for cell imaging and drug delivery. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction (SXRD) studies revealed that the NSAID molecules were part of the coordination polymeric network either through coordination to the metal center (in the majority of the cases) or through hydrogen bonding. Remarkably, all the Mn(II) coordination polymers were found to be soluble in DMSO, thereby making them particularly suitable for the desired biological applications. Two of the coordination polymers (namely, CP1 and CP3) reported herein, were found to be photoluminescent both in the solid as well as in the solution state. Subsequent experiments (namely, MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide), and PGE2 (prostaglandin E2 ) assays) established their biocompatibility and anti-inflammatory response. In vitro studies by using a macrophage cell line (i.e., RAW 264.7) revealed that both CP1 and CP3 were excellent cell imaging agents. Finally, biodegradability studies under simulated physiological conditions in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) at pH 7.6 showed that slow and sustained release of the corresponding NSAID was indeed possible from both CP1 and CP3. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  13. Synthesis, crystal structure, and luminescent properties of two coordination polymers based on 1,4-phenylenediacetic acid

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    Zhang, Meili; Ren, Yixia; Ma, Zhenzhen; Qiao, Lei

    2017-06-01

    Two coordination polymers, [Zn(pda)(bib)]n (1) and [Cd(pda)0.5(bib)Cl]n (2)]. (H2pda = 1,4-phenylenediacetic acid, bib = 1,2-bis(imidazol-1-ylmethyl)benzene), have been synthesized by using Zn(II)/Cd(II) salts with two flexible ligands pda and bib under hydrothermal conditions. Their structures have been characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, single-crystal X-ray crystallography and powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) analysis. Due to the coordination geometry around the metal ions and the diverse coordination modes of the flexible ligands, the obtained complex show diverse structures. In the structure of 1, a pair of bib ligands connect two Zn(II) atoms give rise a 22-membered ring, which is further extended by pda ligands in bidentate coordination mode leading a ring-containing 2D layer. In 2, bib ligands join [Cd2Cl2]2+ dimmers generate 1D polymeric ribbon, the pda ligands further extend such ribbon forming a 2D layer network containing rectangular windows, which discovers the effect of the central metal ions on the formation of metal-organic frameworks. In additional, luminescent properties of two complexes have also been studied, they could be potential fluorescence materials.

  14. Formation and geometrical control of polygon-like metal-coordination assemblies.

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    Maeda, Hiromitsu; Akuta, Ryo; Bando, Yuya; Takaishi, Kazuto; Uchiyama, Masanobu; Muranaka, Atsuya; Tohnai, Norimitsu; Seki, Shu

    2013-08-26

    Polygon-like [2+2]- and [3+3]-type metal complexes were prepared from dipyrrin dimers connected by acute-angled spacers. The electrical conduction depends strongly on the packing alignment of the compounds, revealing the presence of effective hopping pathways for holes with relatively high mobility up to 0.11 cm(2)  V(-1)  s(-1) along the aligned axis of [3+3]-type metal-bridged assemblies. These observations correlated with the geometrical control of the π-conjugated metal complexes in the cyclic structures, which enables their ordered arrangement in the assemblies. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  15. Effect of oligonucleic acid (ONA) backbone features on assembly of ONA-star polymer conjugates: a coarse-grained molecular simulation study.

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    Condon, Joshua E; Jayaraman, Arthi

    2017-10-04

    Understanding the impact of incorporating new physical and chemical features in oligomeric DNA mimics, termed generally as "oligonucleic acids" (ONAs), on their structure and thermodynamics will be beneficial in designing novel materials for a variety of applications. In this work, we conduct coarse-grained molecular simulations of ONA-star polymer conjugates with varying ONA backbone flexibility, ONA backbone charge, and number of arms in the star polymer at a constant ONA strand volume fraction to elucidate the effect of these design parameters on the thermodynamics and assembly of multi-arm ONA-star polymer conjugates. We quantify the thermo-reversible behavior of the ONA-star polymer conjugates by quantifying the hybridization of the ONA strands in the system as a function of temperature (i.e. melting curve). Additionally, we characterize the assembly of the ONA-star polymer conjugates by tracking cluster formation and percolation as a function of temperature, as well as cluster size distribution at temperatures near the assembly transition region. The key results are as follows. The melting temperature (Tm) of the ONA strands decreases upon going from a neutral to a charged ONA backbone and upon increasing flexibility of the ONA backbone. Similar behavior is seen for the assembly transition temperature (Ta) with varying ONA backbone charge and flexibility. While the number of arms in the ONA-star polymer conjugate has a negligible effect on the ONA Tm in these systems, as the number of ONA-star polymer arms increase, the assembly temperature Ta increases and local ordering in the assembled state improves. By understanding how factors like ONA backbone charge, backbone flexibility, and ONA-star polymer conjugate architecture impact the behavior of ONA-star polymer conjugate systems, we can better inform how the selection of ONA chemistry will influence resulting ONA-star polymer assembly.

  16. Performance enhancement of membrane electrode assemblies with plasma etched polymer electrolyte membrane in PEM fuel cell

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    Cho, Yong-Hun; Yoon, Won-Sub [School of Advanced Materials Engineering, Kookmin University, 861-1 Jeongneung-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 136-702 (Korea); Bae, Jin Woo; Cho, Yoon-Hwan; Lim, Ju Wan; Ahn, Minjeh; Jho, Jae Young; Sung, Yung-Eun [World Class University (WCU) program of Chemical Convergence for Energy and Environment (C2E2), School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, College of Engineering, Seoul National University (SNU), 599 Gwanak-Ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-744 (Korea); Kwon, Nak-Hyun [Fuel Cell Vehicle Team 3, Advanced Technology Center, Corporate Research and Development Division, Hyundai-Kia Motors, 104 Mabuk-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 446-912 (Korea)

    2010-10-15

    In this work, a surface modified Nafion 212 membrane was fabricated by plasma etching in order to enhance the performance of a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) in a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell. Single-cell performance of MEA at 0.7 V was increased by about 19% with membrane that was etched for 10 min compared to that with untreated Nafion 212 membrane. The MEA with membrane etched for 20 min exhibited a current density of 1700 mA cm{sup -2} at 0.35 V, which was 8% higher than that of MEA with untreated membrane (1580 mA cm{sup -2}). The performances of MEAs containing etched membranes were affected by complex factors such as the thickness and surface morphology of the membrane related to etching time. The structural changes and electrochemical properties of the MEAs with etched membranes were characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform-infrared spectrometry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and cyclic voltammetry. (author)

  17. Multi-colored fibers by self-assembly of DNA, histone proteins, and cationic conjugated polymers.

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    Wang, Fengyan; Liu, Zhang; Wang, Bing; Feng, Liheng; Liu, Libing; Lv, Fengting; Wang, Yilin; Wang, Shu

    2014-01-07

    The development of biomolecular fiber materials with imaging ability has become more and more useful for biological applications. In this work, cationic conjugated polymers (CCPs) were used to construct inherent fluorescent microfibers with natural biological macromolecules (DNA and histone proteins) through the interfacial polyelectrolyte complexation (IPC) procedure. Isothermal titration microcalorimetry results show that the driving forces for fiber formation are electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions, as well as the release of counterions and bound water molecules. Color-encoded IPC fibers were also obtained based on the co-assembly of DNA, histone proteins, and blue-, green-, or red- (RGB-) emissive CCPs by tuning the fluorescence resonance energy-transfer among the CCPs at a single excitation wavelength. The fibers could encapsulate GFP-coded Escherichia coli BL21, and the expression of GFP proteins was successfully regulated by the external environment of the fibers. These multi-colored fibers show a great potential in biomedical applications, such as biosensor, delivery, and release of biological molecules and tissue engineering. Copyright © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  18. Water-Based Assembly of Polymer-Metal Organic Framework (MOF) Functional Coatings

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    De, Souvik [Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A& M University, 77843-3122 TAMU College Station TX 77843-3122 USA; Nandasiri, Manjula I. [Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland WA 99352 USA; Schaef, Herbert T. [Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland WA 99352 USA; McGrail, Benard Peter [Energy & Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 902 Battelle Boulevard Richland WA 99352 USA; Nune, Satish K. [Energy & Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 902 Battelle Boulevard Richland WA 99352 USA; Lutkenhaus, Jodie L. [Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A& M University, 77843-3122 TAMU College Station TX 77843-3122 USA; Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Texas A& M University, 3122 TAMU College Station TX 77843-3122 USA

    2016-12-27

    Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) have gained tremendous attention for their porosity, size selectivity, and structural diversity. There is a need for MOF-based coatings, particularly in applications such as separations, electronics and energy; yet forming thin, functional, conformal coatings is prohibitive because MOFs exist as a powder. Layer-by- layer assembly, a versatile thin film coating approach, offers a unique solution to this problem, but this approach requires MOFs that are water-dispersible and bear a surface charge. Here, we address these issues by examining water-based dispersions of MIL-101(Cr) that facilitate the formation of robust polymer-MOF hybrid coatings. Specifically, the substrate to be coated is alternately exposed to an aqueous solution of poly(styrene sulfonate) and dispersion MIL-101(Cr), yielding linear film growth and coatings with a MOF content as high as 77 wt%.This approach is surface-agnostic, in which the coating is successfully applied to silicon, glass, flexible plastic, and even cotton fabric, conformally coating individual fibers. In contrast, prior attempts at forming MOF-coatings were severely limited to a handful of surfaces, required harsh chemical treatment, and were not conformal. The approach presented here unambiguously confirms that MOFs can be conformally coated onto complex and unusual surfaces, opening the door for a wide variety of applications.

  19. Chemically crosslinked nanogels of PEGylated poly ethyleneimine (L-histidine substituted) synthesized via metal ion coordinated self-assembly for delivery of methotrexate: Cytocompatibility, cellular delivery and antitumor activity in resistant cells

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    Abolmaali, Samira Sadat, E-mail: s.abolmaali@gmail.com [Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology Department, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz 71345 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Tamaddon, Ali Mohammad, E-mail: amtamadon@gmail.com [Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz 71345 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mohammadi, Samaneh, E-mail: samaneh.mohammadi1986@gmail.com [Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz 71345 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Amoozgar, Zohreh, E-mail: zohreh_amoozgar@dfci.harvard.edu [Department of Cancer Immunology and Aids, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 (United States); Dinarvand, Rasoul, E-mail: dinarvand@tums.ac.ir [Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 14174 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2016-05-01

    Self-assembled nanogels were engineered by forming Zn{sup 2+}-coordinated micellar templates of PEGylated poly ethyleneimine (PEG-g-PEI), chemical crosslinking and subsequent removal of the metal ion. Creation of stable micellar templates is a crucial step for preparing the nanogels. To this aim, imidazole moieties were introduced to the polymer by Fmoc-L-histidine using carbodiimide chemistry. It was hypothesized the nanogels loaded with methotrexate (MTX), a chemotherapeutic agent, circumvent impaired carrier activity in HepG2 cells (MTX-resistant hepatocellular carcinoma). So, the nanogels were post-loaded with MTX and characterized by {sup 1}H-NMR, FTIR, dynamic light scattering-zeta potential, atomic force microscopy, and drug release experiments. Cellular uptake and the antitumor activity of MTX-loaded nanogels were investigated by flow cytometry and MTT assay. Discrete, spherical and uniform nanogels, with sizes about 77–83 nm and a relatively high drug loading (54 ± 4% w/w), showed a low polydispersity and neutral surface charges. The MTX-loaded nanogels, unlike empty nanogels, lowered viability of HepG2 cells; the nanogels demonstrated cell-cycle arrest and apoptosis comparably higher than MTX as free drug that was shown to be through i) cellular uptake of the nanogels by clathrin-mediated transport and ii) endosomolytic activity of the nanogels in HepG2 cells. These findings indicate the potential antitumor application of this preparation, which has to be investigated in-vivo. - Highlights: • Nanogel synthesis through chemical crosslinking of the transition metal ion coordinated polymer self-assembly • An enhanced cytocompatibility if compared to unmodified polymer • A noticeable endocytic cellular internalization and endosomolytic activity • A specific antitumor cytotoxicity, cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in resistant tumor cells.

  20. Kinetic Effects on Self-Assembly and Function of Protein-Polymer Bioconjugates in Thin Films Prepared by Flow Coating

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    Chang, Dongsook [Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA 02142 USA; Huang, Aaron [Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA 02142 USA; Olsen, Bradley D. [Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA 02142 USA

    2016-11-04

    The self-assembly of nanostructured globular protein arrays in thin films is demonstrated using protein–polymer block copolymers based on a model protein mCherry and the polymer poly(oligoethylene glycol acrylate) (POEGA). Conjugates are flow coated into thin films on a poly(ethylene oxide) grafted Si surface, forming self-assembled cylindrical nanostructures with POEGA domains selectively segregating to the air–film interface. Long-range order and preferential arrangement of parallel cylinders templated by selective surfaces are demonstrated by controlling relative humidity. Long-range order increases with coating speed when the film thicknesses are kept constant, due to reduced nucleation per unit area of drying film. Fluorescence emission spectra of mCherry in films prepared at <25% relative humidity shows a small shift suggesting that proteins are more perturbed at low humidity than high humidity or the solution state.

  1. Effects of Nafion impregnation using inkjet printing for membrane electrode assemblies in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells

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    Wang, Zhuqing; Nagao, Yuki

    2014-01-01

    We present a method of using inkjet printing to deposit Nafion ionomer as the transport media onto catalyst layer made into membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) for polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEMFCs). This method provides a more suitable mode of controlling the solution deposition than the existing deposition methods such as spray painting. The cyclic voltammetry results also show that the inkjet printing method has better performance than spray painting by improving catalyst efficiency....

  2. Structural diversification and photocatalytic properties of three Cd(II) coordination polymers decorated with different auxiliary ligands

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    Yin, Wen-Yu; Zhuang, Guo-Yong; Huang, Zuo-Long; Cheng, Hong-Jian; Zhou, Li; Ma, Man-Hong; Wang, Hao; Tang, Xiao-Yan; Ma, Yun-Sheng; Yuan, Rong-Xin

    2016-03-01

    Three cadmium coordination polymers, [Cd(bismip)]n (1), {[Cd(bismip)(phen)]·H2O}n (2) and {[Cd2(bismip)2(4,4‧-bipy)]·2H2O}n (3) (H2bismip=5-(1H-benzoimidazol-2-ylsulfanylmethyl)-isophthalic acid, phen=1,10-phenanthroline, 4,4‧-bipy=4,4‧-bipyridine) have been prepared under solvothermal conditions. In 1, the [Cd4(bismip)3] units are jointed by bismip ligands to afford a three-dimensional (3D) architecture. Complex 2 exhibits a 3D supramolecular framework based on the interconnection of 1D chains through hydrogen bonding interactions and π-π packing interactions. 3 is a two-fold interpenetrating 3D architecture with a (4·82)(42·84) Schläfli symbol in which 2D layers are interlinked by 4,4‧-bipy ligands. The diverse structures of compounds 1-3 indicate that the auxiliary ligands have significant effects on the final structures. The photoluminescent properties and photocatalytic properties of these coordination polymers in the solid state were also investigated. Remarkably, 3 shows the wide gap semiconductor nature and exhibit excellent photocatalytic performance.

  3. A luminescent lanthanide coordination polymer based on energy transfer from metal to metal for hydrogen peroxide detection.

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    Zeng, Hui-Hui; Zhang, Li; Rong, Lian-Qing; Liang, Ru-Ping; Qiu, Jian-Ding

    2017-03-15

    A bimetal lanthanide coordination polymer nanoparticle (ATP-Ce/Tb-Tris CPNs) with good biocompatibility was synthesized in Tris-HCl buffer using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules as the bridge ligands. The large absorption cross section and suitable emission energy of Ce3+ matching to the adsorption energy of Tb3+(4fn) results in the efficient energy transfer from Ce3+ to Tb3+, thus the synthesized ATP-Ce/Tb-Tris CPNs exhibit the characteristic green emission of Tb3+. Such energy transfer from metal to metal in fluorescent lanthanide coordination polymer nanoparticles (Ln-CPNs) has been demonstrated. It is found that the oxidation of Ce3+ in ATP-Ce/Tb-Tris CNPs to Ce4+ would interrupt the energy transfer from Ce3+ to Tb3+, leading to fluorescence quenching of Tb3+. On the basis of this quenching mechanism, ATP-Ce/Tb-Tris CPNs has been successfully used to detect reactive oxygen H2O2 with detection limit as low as 2nM. If glucose oxidase is present in the system, glucose can be determined using the ATP-Ce/Tb-Tris CNPs nanosensor. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  4. 3-D coordination polymers based on the tetrathiafulvalenetetracarboxylate (TTF-TC) derivative: synthesis, characterization, and oxidation issues.

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    Nguyen, Thi Le Anh; Demir-Cakan, Rezan; Devic, Thomas; Morcrette, Mathieu; Ahnfeldt, Tim; Auban-Senzier, Pascale; Stock, Norbert; Goncalves, Anne-Marie; Filinchuk, Yaroslav; Tarascon, Jean-Marie; Férey, Gérard

    2010-08-02

    The reactivity of the redox-active tetracarboxylic acid derived from the tetrathiafulvalene (TTF-TC)H(4) with alkaline cations (K, Rb, Cs) is reported. The exploration of various experimental parameters (temperature, pH) led to the formation of four crystalline three-dimensional coordination polymers formulated M(2)(TTF-TC)H(2) (M = K, Rb, Cs), denoted MIL-132(K), MIL-133(isostructural K, Rb), and MIL-134(Cs). Thermogravimetric analysis and thermodiffraction show that all of the solids are thermally stable up to 150-200 degrees C in the air. In order to exploit the possibility of oxidation of the organic linker in TTF-based compounds, they were employed as positive electrodes in a classical lithium cell. A highly reversible cyclability was achieved at high current density (10 C) with a reasonable performance (approximately 50 mAh g(-1)). Finally, combined electro-(sub)hydrothermal synthesis was used to prepare a fifth 3-D coordination polymer formulated K(TTF-TC)H(2) (denoted MIL-135(K)), this time not based on the neutral TTF-TC linker but its radical, oxidized form TTF-TC(+*). This solid is less thermally stable than its neutral counterparts but exhibits a semiconducting behavior, with a conductivity at room temperature of about 1 mS cm(-1).

  5. Aerogels of 1D Coordination Polymers: From a Non-Porous Metal-Organic Crystal Structure to a Highly Porous Material

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    Adrián Angulo-Ibáñez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The processing of an originally non-porous 1D coordination polymer as monolithic gel, xerogel and aerogel is reported as an alternative method to obtain novel metal-organic porous materials, conceptually different to conventional crystalline porous coordination polymer (PCPs or metal-organic frameworks (MOFs. Although the work herein reported is focused upon a particular kind of coordination polymer ([M(μ-ox(4-apy2]n, M: Co(II, Ni(II, the results are of interest in the field of porous materials and of MOFs, as the employed synthetic approach implies that any coordination polymer could be processable as a mesoporous material. The polymerization conditions were fixed to obtain stiff gels at the synthesis stage. Gels were dried at ambient pressure and at supercritical conditions to render well shaped monolithic xerogels and aerogels, respectively. The monolithic shape of the synthesis product is another remarkable result, as it does not require a post-processing or the use of additives or binders. The aerogels of the 1D coordination polymers are featured by exhibiting high pore volumes and diameters ranging in the mesoporous/macroporous regions which endow to these materials the ability to deal with large-sized molecules. The aerogel monoliths present markedly low densities (0.082–0.311 g·cm−3, an aspect of interest for applications that persecute light materials.

  6. Diverse lanthanide coordination polymers tuned by the flexibility of ligands and the lanthanide contraction effect: syntheses, structures and luminescence.

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    Zhou, Xiaoyan; Guo, Yanling; Shi, Zhaohua; Song, Xueqin; Tang, Xiaoliang; Hu, Xiong; Zhu, Zhentong; Li, Pengxuan; Liu, Weisheng

    2012-02-14

    Two new flexible exo-bidentate ligands were designed and synthesized, incorporating different backbone chain lengths bearing two salicylamide arms, namely 2,2'-(2,2'-oxybis(ethane-2,1-diyl)bis(oxy))bis(N-benzylbenzamide) (L(I)) and 2,2'-(2,2'-(ethane-1,2-diylbis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy)bis(N-benzylbenzamide) (L(II)). These two structurally related ligands are used as building blocks for constructing diverse lanthanide polymers with luminescent properties. Among two series of lanthanide nitrate complexes which have been characterized by elemental analysis, TGA analysis, X-ray powder diffraction, and IR spectroscopy, ten new coordination polymers have been determined using X-ray diffraction analysis. All the coordination polymers exhibit the same metal-to-ligand molar ratio of 2 : 3. L(I), as a bridging ligand, reacts with lanthanide nitrates forming two different types of 2D coordination complexes: herringbone framework {[Ln(2)(NO(3))(6)(L(I))(3)·mC(4)H(8)O(2)](∞) (Ln = La (1), and Pr (2), m = 1, 2)} as type I,; and honeycomb framework {[Ln(2)(NO(3))(6)(L(I))(3)·nCH(3)OH](∞) (Ln = Nd (3), Eu (4), Tb (5), and Er (6), n = 0 or 3)} as type II, which change according to the decrease in radius of the lanthanide. For L(II), two distinct structure types of 1D ladder-like coordination complexes were formed with decreasing lanthanide radii: [Ln(2)(NO(3))(6)(L(II))(3)·2C(4)H(8)O(2)](∞) (Ln = La (7), Pr (8), Nd (9)) as type III, [Ln(2)(NO(3))(6)(L(I))(3)·mC(4)H(8)O(2)·nCH(3)OH](∞) (Ln = Eu (10), Tb (11), and Er (12), m, n = 2 or 0) as type IV. The progressive structural variation from the 2D supramolecular framework to 1D ladder-like frameworks is attributed to the varying chain length of the backbone group in the flexible ligands. The photophysical properties of trivalent Sm, Eu, Tb, and Dy complexes at room temperature were also investigated in detail.

  7. Syntheses, structures and selective dye adsorption of five formic-based coordination polymers prepared by in-situ hydrolysis of N, N‧-dimethylformamide

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    Zhu, Zheng; Meng, Xiang-min; Zhang, Dong-mei; Zhang, Xia; Wang, Mei; Jin, Fan; Fan, Yu-hua

    2017-04-01

    Five functional coordination polymers (formic-based CPs) namely: {[Cu2(CHOO)3(bibp)2]·CHOO}n (1), {[Co2(CHOO)3(bibp)2]·NO3·H2O}n (2), {[Ni2(CHOO)3(bibp)2]·NO3·H2O}n (3) [Co(CHOO)2(bbibp)]n (4) and [Zn(CHOO)2(bbibp)]n (5) (bibp=4,4‧-bis(imidazolyl)biphenyl, bbibp=4,4‧-bis(benzoimidazo-1-yl)biphenyl) have been successfully hydrothermally synthesized using the in-situ hydrolysis of N, N‧-dimethylformamide (DMF) as the source of formate. All of these five polymers were characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, elemental analysis, IR spectra, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), and thermogravimetric (TG) analysis. Complexes 1-3 have the similar three-dimensional 3D kag topological framework built from the bibp ligand as the support member between the neighboring formic planes. Both complexes 4 and 5 have the similar one-dimensional 1D linear chain which is further assembled into 3D supermolecular structure by C-H…O hydrogen bonds. The dyes adsorption experiments have also been investigated systematically. The results show that complexes 2 and 3 exhibit high selective adsorption ability towards anionic dyes in their aqueous solution. Moreover, complex 2 displays good reversibility in the process of the dyes adsorption-release. Meanwhile, the unusual blocking phenomenon was firstly observed when complex 2 was in MO/OIV aqueous solutions with different concentration.

  8. Syntheses, structures and selective dye adsorption of five formic-based coordination polymers prepared by in-situ hydrolysis of N, N′-dimethylformamide

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    Zhu, Zheng; Meng, Xiang-min; Zhang, Dong-mei; Zhang, Xia; Wang, Mei [Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory and Technology, Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, Shandong 266100 (China); Jin, Fan [Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology & LOEWE Center for Synthetic Microbiology (SYNMIKRO), Marburg 35043 (Germany); Fan, Yu-hua [Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory and Technology, Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, Shandong 266100 (China)

    2017-04-15

    Five functional coordination polymers (formic-based CPs) namely: ([Cu{sub 2}(CHOO){sub 3}(bibp){sub 2}]·CHOO){sub n} (1), ([Co{sub 2}(CHOO){sub 3}(bibp){sub 2}]·NO{sub 3}·H{sub 2}O)n (2), ([Ni{sub 2}(CHOO){sub 3}(bibp){sub 2}]·NO{sub 3}·H{sub 2}O){sub n} (3) [Co(CHOO){sub 2}(bbibp)]{sub n} (4) and [Zn(CHOO){sub 2}(bbibp)]{sub n} (5) (bibp=4,4′-bis(imidazolyl)biphenyl, bbibp=4,4′-bis(benzoimidazo-1-yl)biphenyl) have been successfully hydrothermally synthesized using the in-situ hydrolysis of N, N′-dimethylformamide (DMF) as the source of formate. All of these five polymers were characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, elemental analysis, IR spectra, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), and thermogravimetric (TG) analysis. Complexes 1–3 have the similar three-dimensional 3D kag topological framework built from the bibp ligand as the support member between the neighboring formic planes. Both complexes 4 and 5 have the similar one-dimensional 1D linear chain which is further assembled into 3D supermolecular structure by C–H…O hydrogen bonds. The dyes adsorption experiments have also been investigated systematically. The results show that complexes 2 and 3 exhibit high selective adsorption ability towards anionic dyes in their aqueous solution. Moreover, complex 2 displays good reversibility in the process of the dyes adsorption-release. Meanwhile, the unusual blocking phenomenon was firstly observed when complex 2 was in MO/OIV aqueous solutions with different concentration.

  9. Syntheses, structures and characterization of isomorphous CoII and NiII coordination polymers based on 2-[(1H-imidazol-1-yl)methyl]-6-methyl-1H-benzimidazole and benzene-1,4-dicarboxylate.

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    Huang, Qiu Ying; Zhao, Yang; Meng, Xiang Ru

    2017-08-01

    Careful choice of the organic ligands is one of the most important parameters in the rational design and synthesis of coordination polymers. Aromatic polycarboxylates have been widely used in the preparation of metal-organic polymers since they can utilize various coordination modes to form diverse structures and can act as hydrogen-bond acceptors and donors in the assembly of supramolecular structures. Nitrogen-heterocyclic organic compounds have also been used extensively as ligands for the construction of polymers with interesting structures. In the polymers catena-poly[[[diaquabis{2-[(1H-imidazol-1-yl)methyl]-6-methyl-1H-benzimidazole-κN3}cobalt(II)]-μ2-benzene-1,4-dicarboxylato-κ2O1:O4] dihydrate], {[Co(C8H4O4)(C12H11N4)2(H2O)2]·2H2O}n, (I), and catena-poly[[[diaquabis{2-[(1H-imidazol-1-yl)methyl]-6-methyl-1H-benzimidazole-κN3}nickel(II)]-μ2-benzene-1,4-dicarboxylato-κ2O1:O4] dihydrate], {[Ni(C8H4O4)(C12H11N4)2(H2O)2]·2H2O}n, (II), the CoII or NiII ion lies on an inversion centre and exhibits a slightly distorted octahedral coordination geometry, coordinated by two N atoms from two imidazole rings and four O atoms from two monodentate carboxylate groups and two water molecules. The dicarboxylate ligands bridge metal ions forming a polymeric chain. The 2-[(1H-imidazol-1-yl)methyl]-6-methyl-1H-benzimidazole ligands coordinate to the CoII or NiII centres in monodentate modes through an imidazole N atom and are pendant on opposite sides of the main chain. The two structures are isomorphous. In the crystal, the one-dimensional chains are further connected through O-H...O, O-H...N and N-H...O hydrogen bonds, leading to a three-dimensional supramolecular architecture. In addition, the IR spectroscopic properties, PXRD patterns, thermogravimetric behaviours and fluorescence properties of both polymers have been investigated.

  10. Functionalization at the central position of vinyl polymer chains: highly associable multipoint hydrogen bonds for complementary self-assemblies.

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    Lee, Sang-Ho; Ouchi, Makoto; Sawamoto, Mitsuo

    2014-02-01

    This paper deals with the precision introduction of a multiple hydrogen-bonding site of a high association constant at the central position of a vinyl polymer chain for complementary self-assemblies. The interactive site consists of an array of hydrogen donors (D) and acceptors (A) to induce a multiple and highly associable interaction with a complementary counterpart. A bifunctional initiator (Cl-DADDAD-Cl) for metal-catalyzed living radical polymerization is thus designed and synthesized to embed a "Hamilton receptor" (DADDAD) between two terminal chlorides (Cl). In the presence of a ruthenium complex, the dichloride gives controlled polymers (Cl∼∼∼DADDAD∼∼∼Cl, ∼ ∼ ∼: polymer backbone) of narrow molecular weight distributions (Mw/Mn MMA). The receptor-decorated polystyrene recognizes complementary associable molecules and polymers carrying an ADADA unit (ADADA-Anthracene and ADADA-PMMA) to form self-assemblies where the association constant is as high as K(ass) ≈ 8000 m(-1). © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  11. Le cyclame, une plateforme modulaire pour la conception de polymères de coordination : de la molécule "switch" au matériau moléculaire dynamique.

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    Gasnier, Aurélien

    2008-01-01

    This dissertation is devoted to the elaboration of soluble coordination polymers based on the association of two terpyridines arms with a tetraazamacrocylic coordinating core. A dioxocyclame core allows polymers to grow by formation of bis-terpyridine complexes. In basic media, copper (II) leads to dioxocyclame monocomplexe. This compound, offering free terpyridines culminate in homo- and heterometallic coordination polymers, in the presence of CoII, CuII, FeII, NiII. Viscometry on these solu...

  12. F-RAG: Generating Atomic Coordinates from RNA Graphs by Fragment Assembly.

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    Jain, Swati; Schlick, Tamar

    2017-11-24

    Coarse-grained models represent attractive approaches to analyze and simulate ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules, for example, for structure prediction and design, as they simplify the RNA structure to reduce the conformational search space. Our structure prediction protocol RAGTOP (RNA-As-Graphs Topology Prediction) represents RNA structures as tree graphs and samples graph topologies to produce candidate graphs. However, for a more detailed study and analysis, construction of atomic from coarse-grained models is required. Here we present our graph-based fragment assembly algorithm (F-RAG) to convert candidate three-dimensional (3D) tree graph models, produced by RAGTOP into atomic structures. We use our related RAG-3D utilities to partition graphs into subgraphs and search for structurally similar atomic fragments in a data set of RNA 3D structures. The fragments are edited and superimposed using common residues, full atomic models are scored using RAGTOP's knowledge-based potential, and geometries of top scoring models is optimized. To evaluate our models, we assess all-atom RMSDs and Interaction Network Fidelity (a measure of residue interactions) with respect to experimentally solved structures and compare our results to other fragment assembly programs. For a set of 50 RNA structures, we obtain atomic models with reasonable geometries and interactions, particularly good for RNAs containing junctions. Additional improvements to our protocol and databases are outlined. These results provide a good foundation for further work on RNA structure prediction and design applications. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Coordination-assembly for quantitative construction of bis-branched molecular shuttles.

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    Zhu, Liangliang; Lu, Meiqun; Qu, Dahui; Wang, Qiaochun; Tian, He

    2011-06-07

    The development and utilization of a new way to build molecular devices is of importance. To build a novel topology of interlocked molecular systems with a controllable mechanical motion, an axle-like compound comprising azobenzene and alkoxy isophthalate moieties was synthesized first. It would form a switchable hemi-rotaxane structure with α-cyclodextrin (α-CD) ring encapsulated in aqueous solution. Next, the hemi-rotaxane was reacted with ethylene diamine palladium nitrate (Pd(en)(NO(3))(2)) and ethylene diamine platinum nitrate (Pt(en)(NO(3))(2)), respectively, to quantitatively form two bis-branched molecular shuttles in situ. The bis-coordinated Pd(II) complex was formed quickly at room temperature, whereas the bis-coordinated Pt(II) one was effectively treated at 333 K but more stable than the former. In this case, transformation of ring shuttling direction could take place in the stable bis-branched Pt(II) complex. The steric effect of the co-stopper, namely the Pt(II) metal center, made the α-CD ring dynamically shuttle inwards to the alkoxy isophthalate station with the azobenzene's photoisomerization, rather than dethreading from the axle.

  14. Self-assembly of conjugated polymer-Ag@SiO2 hybrid fluorescent nanoparticles for application to cellular imaging.

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    Tang, Fu; He, Fang; Cheng, Huicong; Li, Lidong

    2010-07-20

    A novel fluorescent nanoparticle was prepared via a simple self-assembly technique based on water-soluble conjugated polymers (CPs) and Ag@SiO(2) core-shell nanoparticles. Core-shell nanoparticles with silver NPs core show a unique property referred to as metal-enhanced fluorescence (MEF). In the present work, the cationic conjugated polymer poly[9,9'-bis(6''-(N,N,N-trimethylammonium)-hexyl) fluorene-2,7-ylenevinylene-co-alt-1,4-phenylene dibromide] (PFV) was hybridized with Ag@SiO(2) NPs via simple self-assembly procedure, and given high stability, monodispersity. The fluorescence intensity of PFV after assembling on Ag@SiO(2) core-shell NPs is enhanced 1.3-fold compared with the fluorescence intensity of PFV assembled on silica NPs without silver cores for the MEF property of the Ag@SiO(2) nanostructure. Nanocomposite with bright fluorescence was obtained. Moreover, the nanocomposition exhibits good monodispersity and low cytotoxicity, which promote their application in cellular imaging. Furthermore, fluorescent nanoparticles with amendable peripheral surfaces can also be potentially obtained because of the easy modification property of CPs and give potential application in selective biological sensing and imaging.

  15. Tellurium rings as electron pair donors in cluster compounds and coordination polymers; Tellurringe als Elektronenpaardonoren in Clusterverbindungen und Koordinationspolymeren

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    Guenther, Anja

    2011-11-08

    In this dissertation novel and already known molecular tellurium rings are presented in cluster compounds and quasi-one-dimensional coordination polymers. The cyclic, homonuclear units are always stabilized by coordination to electron-rich transition metal atoms, with the coordinating tellurium atoms acting as two-electron donors. As a synthesis route, the solid-state reaction in quartz glass vials was used uniformly. In addition to structural determination, the focus was on the characterization of the resulting compounds. For this purpose, resistance measurements were carried out on selected compounds, the magnetic behavior and the thermal degradation reactions were investigated and accompanying quantum chemical calculations were carried out. [German] In dieser Dissertation werden neuartige sowie bereits bekannte molekulare Tellurringe in Clusterverbindungen und quasi-eindimensionalen Koordinationspolymeren vorgestellt. Die Stabilisierung der zyklischen, homonuklearen Einheiten erfolgt dabei stets durch die Koordination an elektronenreiche Uebergangsmetallatome, wobei die koordinierenden Telluratome gegenueber diesen als Zwei-Elektronendonoren fungieren. Als Syntheseroute wurde dabei einheitlich auf die Festkoerperreaktion in Quarzglasampullen zurueckgegriffen. Neben der Strukturaufklaerung stand die Charakterisierung der erhaltenden Verbindungen im Fokus der Arbeit. Dazu wurden an ausgewaehlten Verbindungen Widerstandsmessungen durchgefuehrt, das magnetische Verhalten sowie die thermischen Abbaureaktionen untersucht und begleitende quantenchemische Rechnungen durchgefuehrt.

  16. Robust Photocatalytic H2O2 Production by Octahedral Cd3(C3N3S3)2 Coordination Polymer under Visible Light

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    Zhuang, Huaqiang; Yang, Lifang; Xu, Jie; Li, Fuying; Zhang, Zizhong; Lin, Huaxiang; Long, Jinlin; Wang, Xuxu

    2015-11-01

    Herein, we reported a octahedral Cd3(C3N3S3)2 coordination polymer as a new noble metal-free photocatalyst for robust photocatalytic H2O2 production from methanol/water solution. The coordination polymer can give an unprecedented H2O2 yield of ca. 110.0 mmol • L-1 • g-1 at pH = 2.8 under visible light illumination. The characterization results clearly revealed that the photocatalytic H2O2 production proceeds by a pathway of two-electron reduction of O2 on the catalyst surface. This work showed the potential perspective of Mx(C3N3S3)y (M = transitional metals) coordination polymers as a series of new materials for solar energy storage and conversion.

  17. Robust Photocatalytic H2O2 Production by Octahedral Cd3(C3N3S3)2 Coordination Polymer under Visible Light.

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    Zhuang, Huaqiang; Yang, Lifang; Xu, Jie; Li, Fuying; Zhang, Zizhong; Lin, Huaxiang; Long, Jinlin; Wang, Xuxu

    2015-11-19

    Herein, we reported a octahedral Cd3(C3N3S3)2 coordination polymer as a new noble metal-free photocatalyst for robust photocatalytic H2O2 production from methanol/water solution. The coordination polymer can give an unprecedented H2O2 yield of ca. 110.0 mmol • L(-1) • g(-1) at pH = 2.8 under visible light illumination. The characterization results clearly revealed that the photocatalytic H2O2 production proceeds by a pathway of two-electron reduction of O2 on the catalyst surface. This work showed the potential perspective of Mx(C3N3S3)y (M = transitional metals) coordination polymers as a series of new materials for solar energy storage and conversion.

  18. Synthesis of Biocompatible Nanoparticulate Coordination Polymers for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications

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    Kandanapitiye, Murthi S.

    The combination of nanotechnology with medicinal chemistry has developed into a burgeoning research area. Nanomaterials (NMs) could be seamlessly interfaced with various facets in biology, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry and environmental chemistry that may not be available to the same material in the bulk scale. This dissertation research has focused on the development of nanoparticulate coordination polymers for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Modern imaging techniques include X-ray computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET). We have successfully developed several types of nanoparticulate diagnostics and therapeutics that have some potential usefulness in biomedicine. Synthesis and characterization of nanoparticulate based PET (Positron emission tomography)/SPECT (Single photon emission computed tomography) are discussed in chapter 3. In chapter 4, preparation and potential utility of non-gadolinium based MRI contrast agent are reported for T1-weighted application. As far as the solely effectiveness of relaxation is concerned, Gd-based T 1-weighted MRI contrast agents have excellent enhancement of image contrast but they have risks of biological toxicity. Consequently, the search for T 1-weighted CAs with high efficacy and low toxicity has gained attention toward the Mn(II) and Fe(III). Fe(III) is considered to be more toxic to cells because free ferric or ferrous ions can catalyze the production of reactive oxygen species via the Fenton reactions. Paramagnetic chelates of Mn(II) could be employed as T1-weighted CAs. However, it is challenging to design and synthesize highly stable Mn(II) complexes that could maintain the integrity when administered to living system. Chapter 4 describes the synthesis and utility of nanoparticulate Mn analogue of Prussian blue (K2Mn 3[FeII(CN)6]2) as an effective T1 MRI contrast agent for cellular imaging X

  19. Coordination-Enabled One-Step Assembly of Ultrathin, Hybrid Microcapsules with Weak pH-Response.

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    Yang, Chen; Wu, Hong; Yang, Xiao; Shi, Jiafu; Wang, Xiaoli; Zhang, Shaohua; Jiang, Zhongyi

    2015-05-06

    In this study, an ultrathin, hybrid microcapsule is prepared though coordination-enabled one-step assembly of tannic acid (TA) and titanium(IV) bis(ammonium lactate) dihydroxide (Ti-BALDH) upon a hard-templating method. Briefly, the PSS-doped CaCO3 microspheres with a diameter of 5-8 μm were synthesized and utilized as the sacrificial templates. Then, TA-Ti(IV) coatings were formed on the surface of the PSS-doped CaCO3 templates through soaking in TA and Ti-BALDH aqueous solutions under mild conditions. After removing the template by EDTA treatment, the TA-Ti(IV) microcapsules with a capsule wall thickness of 15 ± 3 nm were obtained. The strong coordination bond between polyphenol and Ti(IV) conferred the TA-Ti(IV) microcapsules high structural stability in the range of pH values 3.0-11.0. Accordingly, the enzyme-immobilized TA-Ti(IV) microcapsules exhibited superior pH and thermal stabilities. This study discloses the formation of TA-Ti(IV) microcapsules that are suitable for use as supports in catalysis due to their extensive pH and thermal stabilities.

  20. Formation of polymeric assemblies of six-coordinate metal complexes with mixed bridges of dicarboxylato-azido moieties

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    Riyadh M. Ahmed

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available New biscarboxylato zwitterionic ligands, namely bis(N-carboxylatoethyl-4,4′-dipyridinum L1 and bis(N-carboxylatopropyl--4,4′-dipyridinum L2, were synthesized from the reaction of 4,4′-dipyridine with 3-bromopropanoic acid and 4-bromobutanoic acid, respectively. The reaction of these ligands and the azido coligand with some metal ions resulted in the formation of polymeric complexes of general formulae [Cr2(Ln(N34]Cl2·H2O and [M2(Ln(N34] xH2O, where (M=Mn (II, Fe(II, Co(II, Ni(II, Cu(II, Zn(II and Cd(II; n=1, 2; x=1, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1, and 1, respectively. The oxygens of the carboxylato group are coordinated to the metal ion in a bidentate fashion. The mode of bonding and overall geometry of the complexes were determined through IR, UV–VIS, NMR and mass spectral studies, magnetic moment measurements, elemental analysis, metal content, chloride content and conductance. These studies revealed the formation of polymeric assemblies of six-coordinate complexes with distorted octahedral geometries about metal centers.

  1. Zn(II) coordination polymers with flexible V-shaped dicarboxylate ligand: Syntheses, helical structures and properties

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    Li, Lin [School of Environment and Chemical Engineering, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang 330063 (China); Liu, Chong-Bo, E-mail: cbliu@nchu.edu.cn [School of Environment and Chemical Engineering, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang 330063 (China); Yang, Gao-Shan [School of Environment and Chemical Engineering, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang 330063 (China); Xiong, Zhi-Qiang [Center for Analysis and Testing, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang 330063 (China); Liu, Hong [School of Environment and Chemical Engineering, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang 330063 (China); Wen, Hui-Liang [State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, Nanchang University, Nanchang 330047 (China)

    2015-11-15

    Hydrothermal reactions of 2,2′-[hexafluoroisopropylidenebis(p-phenyleneoxy)]diacetic acid (H{sub 2}L) and zinc ions in the presence of N-donor ancillary ligands afford four novel coordination polymers, namely, [Zn{sub 2}(μ{sub 2}-OH)(μ{sub 4}-O){sub 0.5}(L)]·0.5H{sub 2}O (1), [Zn(L)(2,2′-bipy)(H{sub 2}O)] (2), [Zn{sub 3}(L){sub 3}(phen){sub 2}]·H{sub 2}O (3) and [Zn{sub 2}(L){sub 2}(4,4′-bipy)] (4) (2,2′-bipy=2,2′-bipyridine; 4,4′-bipy=4,4′-bipyridine; phen=1,10-phenanthroline). Their structures have been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses, elemental analyses, IR spectra, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), and thermogravimetric (TG) analyses. Complex 1 shows a 3-D clover framework consisting of [Zn{sub 4}(µ{sub 4}-O)(µ{sub 2}-OH){sub 2}]{sup 4+} clusters, and exhibits a novel (3,8)-connected topological net with the Schläfli symbol of {3·4·5}{sub 2}{3"4·4"4·5"2·6"6·7"1"0·8"2}, and contains double-stranded and two kinds of meso-helices. 2 displays a helical chain structure, which is further extended via hydrogen bonds into a 3-D supramolecular structure with meso-helix chains. 3 displays a 2-D {4"4·6"2} parallelogram structure, which is further extended via hydrogen bonds into a 3-D supramolecular structure with single-stranded helical chains. 4 shows a 2-D {4"4·6"2} square structure with left- and right-handed helical chains. Moreover, the luminescent properties of 1–4 have been investigated. - Graphical abstract: Four new Zn(II) coordination polymers with helical structures based on flexible V-shaped dicarboxylate ligand have been synthesized and structurally characterized. Photoluminescent properties have been investigated. - Highlights: • Four novel Zn(II) coordination polymers with V-shaped ligand were characterized. • Complexes 1–4 show diverse intriguing helical characters. • Fluorescence properties of complexes 1–4 were investigated.

  2. Coordination polymers of divalent metal ions based on 1,2,4,5 ...

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    There is considerable interest in assembling extended metal–ligand polymeric networks using an organic molecule as the basic building block 1,2. In recent years, a number of such metal–organic frameworks have been constructed and their molecular structures established by diffraction studies. Interest in such polymeric ...

  3. A two-dimensional yttrium phthalate coordination polymer, [Y4(H2O ...

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    The variations in the coordination environment of the Y atoms and the presence of Y–O–Y interactions along with the favourable π…πinteractions bet- ween the benzene rings from different layers are noteworthy structural features. Crystal data: triclinic, space group = P–1 (no. 2), a = 12⋅6669 (2), b = 13⋅8538 (2),.

  4. Rapid and enhanced activation of microporous coordination polymers by flowing supercritical CO.sub.2

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    Matzger, Adam J.; Liu, Baojian; Wong-Foy, Antek G.

    2016-07-19

    Flowing supercritical CO.sub.2 is used to activate metal organic framework materials (MOF). MOFs are activated directly from N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) thus avoiding exchange with a volatile solvent. Most MCPs display increased surface areas directly after treatment although those with coordinatively unsaturated metal centers benefit from additional heating.

  5. Solvent-free porous framework resulted from 3D entanglement of 1D zigzag coordination polymer

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    2010-01-01

    A solvent-free porous metal organic framework is constructed by the 3D entanglement of 1D zigzag coordination polymeric chains. The role of solvents and the effect of reaction conditions on such unique entanglement are addressed. © 2010 The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

  6. Seven new Zn(II)/Cd(II) coordination polymers with 2-(hydroxymethyl)-1H-benzo[d]imidazole-5-carboxylic acid: Synthesis, structures and properties

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    Wang, Xin-Fang; Zhou, Sheng-Bin; Du, Ceng-Ceng; Wang, Duo-Zhi; Jia, Dianzeng

    2017-08-01

    Using a new simi-rigid multitopic ligand 2-(hydroxymethyl)-1H-benzo[d]imidazole-5-carboxylic acid (H2L), seven new coordination polymers [Zn3(L)2(μ2-OH)2]n (1), {[Zn2(HL)2(H2O)2]·SiF6}n (2), [Zn(HL)(SCN)]n (3), {[Zn2(HL)2(SO4)]·(4,4‧-bpy)}n (4) [4,4‧-bpy =4,4‧-bipyridine], {[Zn(HL)2]·2H2O}n (5), {[Cd(HL)2]·2H2O}n (6) and [Cd2(HL)2(H2O)2(SO4)]n (7) have been successfully obtained from H2L ligand under solvothermal conditions and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, elemental analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, powder X-ray diffraction and IR spectroscopy. In addition, UV-vis diffuse-reflectance spectra demonstrate wide band gaps. Complex 1 features a 3D topological net of {412·63} with the stoichiometry (6-c), contains 1D channels with the accessible solvent volume of 42.1%. 3, 4, 5 and 6 have a 1D chain structure, 5 and 6 further assemble to form 2D sheet and 3D supramolecular frameworks by hydrogen-bonding interactions, respectively. Complexes 2 and 7 possess a 2D layered structure, and the 2D supramolecular network of 2 can be rationalized to be four-connected {44·62} topological sql network with the dinuclear units, while 7 shows a 3-nodal 2D net with a point symbol of {63}. Moreover, the fluorescent emission, fluorescence lifetimes of 1-7 have been investigated and discussed. Interesting enough, complex 1 showed high efficiency for catalyzing the Knoevenagel condensation reaction between 4-substituted aromatic aldehydes and malononitrile as selective heterogeneous catalyst. The CPs combining catalytic and fluorescent properties could further meet the requirement as a multifunctional material. Seven new Zn(II)/Cd(II) coordination polymers with simi-rigid multitopic ligand, [(2-(hydroxymethyl)-1H-benzo[d]imidazole-5-carboxylic acid) (H2L)] have been successfully obtained and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, elemental analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, powder X-ray diffraction and IR

  7. Hand-Ground Nanoscale ZnII-Based Coordination Polymers Derived from NSAIDs: Cell Migration Inhibition of Human Breast Cancer Cells.

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    Paul, Mithun; Sarkar, Koushik; Deb, Jolly; Dastidar, Parthasarathi

    2017-04-27

    Increased levels of intracellular prostaglandin E 2 (PGE 2 ) have been linked with the unregulated cancer cell migration that often leads to metastasis. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are known inhibitors of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes, which are responsible for the increased PGE 2 concentration in inflamed as well as cancer cells. Here, we demonstrate that NSAID-derived Zn II -based coordination polymers are able to inhibit cell migration of human breast cancer cells. Various NSAIDs were anchored to a series of 1D Zn II coordination polymers through carboxylate-Zn coordination, and these structures were fully characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Hand grinding in a pestle and mortar resulted in the first reported example of nanoscale coordination polymers that were suitable for biological studies. Two such hand-ground nanoscale coordination polymers NCP1 a and NCP2 a, which contained naproxen (a well-studied NSAID), were successfully internalized by the human breast cancer cells MDA-MB-231, as was evident from cellular imaging by using a fluorescence microscope. They were able to kill the cancer cells (MTT assay) more efficiently than the corresponding mother drug naproxen, and most importantly, they significantly inhibited cancer cell migration thereby displaying anticancer activity. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  8. Mea6 controls VLDL transport through the coordinated regulation of COPII assembly

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    Wang, Yaqing; Liu, Liang; Zhang, Hongsheng; Fan, Junwan; Zhang, Feng; Yu, Mei; Shi, Lei; Yang, Lin; Lam, Sin Man; Wang, Huimin; Chen, Xiaowei; Wang, Yingchun; Gao, Fei; Shui, Guanghou; Xu, Zhiheng

    2016-01-01

    Lipid accumulation, which may be caused by the disturbance in very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) secretion in the liver, can lead to fatty liver disease. VLDL is synthesized in endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and transported to Golgi apparatus for secretion into plasma. However, the underlying molecular mechanism for VLDL transport is still poorly understood. Here we show that hepatocyte-specific deletion of meningioma-expressed antigen 6 (Mea6)/cutaneous T cell lymphoma-associated antigen 5C (cTAGE5C) leads to severe fatty liver and hypolipemia in mice. Quantitative lipidomic and proteomic analyses indicate that Mea6/cTAGE5 deletion impairs the secretion of different types of lipids and proteins, including VLDL, from the liver. Moreover, we demonstrate that Mea6/cTAGE5 interacts with components of the ER coat protein complex II (COPII) which, when depleted, also cause lipid accumulation in hepatocytes. Our findings not only reveal several novel factors that regulate lipid transport, but also provide evidence that Mea6 plays a critical role in lipid transportation through the coordinated regulation of the COPII machinery. PMID:27311593

  9. Mixed ligand coordination polymers with flexible bis-imidazole linker and angular sulfonyldibenzoate: Crystal structure, photoluminescence and photocatalytic activity

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    Bisht, Kamal Kumar; Rachuri, Yadagiri [Analytical Discipline and Centralized Instrument Facility, CSIR—Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, G. B. Marg, Bhavnagar-364 002, Gujarat (India); Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR—Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, G. B. Marg, Bhavnagar-364 002, Gujarat (India); Parmar, Bhavesh [Analytical Discipline and Centralized Instrument Facility, CSIR—Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, G. B. Marg, Bhavnagar-364 002, Gujarat (India); Suresh, Eringathodi, E-mail: esuresh@csmcri.org [Analytical Discipline and Centralized Instrument Facility, CSIR—Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, G. B. Marg, Bhavnagar-364 002, Gujarat (India); Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR—Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, G. B. Marg, Bhavnagar-364 002, Gujarat (India)

    2014-05-01

    Four ternary coordination polymers (CPs) namely, ([Ni(SDB)(BITMB)(H{sub 2}O)]·H{sub 2}O){sub n} (CP1), ([Cd(SDB)(BITMB) (H{sub 2}O)]·(THF)(H{sub 2}O)){sub n} (CP2), ([Zn{sub 2}(SDB){sub 2}(BITMB)]·(THF){sub 2}){sub n} (CP3) and ([Co{sub 2}(SDB){sub 2}(BITMB)]·(Dioxane){sub 3}){sub n} (CP4) composed of angular dicarboxylate SDB (4,4'-sulfonyldibenzoate) and N-donor BITMB (1,3-bis(imidazol-1-ylmethyl)-2,4,6-trimethyl benzene) have been synthesized by solvothermal reactions and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction and other physico-chemical techniques. CP1 possesses one-dimensional ribbon type metal–organic motifs glued together by H-bonds and π⋯π interactions, whereas CP2–CP4, exhibit non-interpenetrated sql networks supported by weak supramolecular interactions. Structural diversity of these CPs can be attributed to the coordination geometry adopted by the metal nodes, versatile coordination modes of SDB and conformational flexibility of BITMB. Solid state luminescence properties of CP1–CP4 were explored. Photocatalytic performance of all CPs for the decomposition of metanil yellow by dilute hydrogen peroxide in the presence of visible light was also investigated. 25–83% dye removal from aqueous solutions in the presence of CP1–CP4 was observed. - Graphical abstract: Four new ternary transition metal CPs have been hydrothermally prepared and their structural aspects as well as photocatalytic activity for decolourization of metanil yellow (MY) dye have been investigated. - Highlights: • Four ternary coordination polymers containing Ni, Cd, Zn and Co center are prepared. • Crystal structure and thermal stability of all four CPs has been described. • PL and diffuse reflectance spectra of synthesized CPs have also been examined. • Band gap values suggest semiconducting behavior of prepared CPs. • Photocatalytic activity of CPs for oxidative degradation of metanil yellow is studied.

  10. Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Nanoporous Aluminum-Based Coordination Polymers as Catalysts for Selective Sulfoxidation Reaction

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    Madhan Vinu

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available A series of aluminum-based coordination polymers or metal–organic frameworks (Al–MOFs, i.e., DUT-4, DUT-5, MIL-53, NH2-MIL-53, and MIL-100, have been facile prepared by microwave (MW-assisted reactions and used as catalysts for selective sulfoxidation reactions. The MW-assisted synthesis drastically reduced the reaction time from few days to hours. The prepared MOFs have smaller and uniform particle sizes and better yield compared to conventional hydrothermal method. Furthermore, the Al–MOFs have been successfully demonstrated as catalysts in oxidation reaction of methyl phenyl sulfide with H2O2 as oxidant, even under mild conditions, with more than 95% conversion.

  11. Construction of 1-D 4f and 3d-4f coordination polymers with flexible Schiff base ligands.

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    Yang, Xiaoping; Lam, Daniel; Chan, Christopher; Stanley, Julie M; Jones, Richard A; Holliday, Bradley J; Wong, Wai-Kwok

    2011-10-14

    Three new lanthanide 1-D coordination polymers ({[Ln(2)(H(2)L)(OAc)(6)]·EtOH·2H(2)O}(n) (Ln = Eu (1), Er (2)) and {YbNiLCl(OAc)(2)(H(2)O)}(n) (3)) and a heterobinuclear complex [YbNiLCl(3)(H(2)O)(3)] (4) are reported which are formed from salen type Schiff-base ligands H(2)L (H(2)L = N,N'-bis(3-methoxysalicylidene)butane-1,4-diamine). The polymeric structures are formed by bridging H(2)L units in the case of 1 and 2, and by acetate groups in 3. The structures of 1-4 were determined by single crystal X-ray crystallographic studies and their luminescence properties in MeCN solution were determined.

  12. Highly Polarizable Triiodide Anions (I3(-)) as Cross-Linkers for Coordination Polymers: Closing the Semiconductive Band Gap.

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    He, Jun; Cao, Peng; Wu, Chao; Huang, Jiahong; Huang, Jian; He, Yonghe; Yu, Lin; Zeller, Matthias; Hunter, Allen D; Xu, Zhengtao

    2015-07-06

    From a hydrothermal reaction using CuI, KI, and 3,3'5,5'-tetramethyl-4,4'-bipyrazole (TMBP), the triiodide anion I3(-) has been integrated into the water-stable 2D coordination polymer Cu(TMBP)I3 (1). In contrast with other metal triiodide complexes, 1 features remarkably small distortions in the bond distances associated with the I3(-) units (i.e., the Cu-I and I-I bonds), which effectively link up the copper(I) centers into infinite CuI3 chains. The electronic band gaps and electrical conductivity data are also found to be consistent with the I3(-) ion acting as an effective linker across the copper(I) centers.

  13. Monomers, dimers, and trimers of [Au(CN2]− in a Ba(diaza-18-crown-62+ coordination polymer

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    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available The structure of the title compound, poly[triaquatetra-μ-cyanido-tetracyanidobis(1,4,10,13-tetraoxa-7,16-diazacyclooctadecanedibarium(IItetragold(I], [Au4Ba2(CN8(C12H26N2O42(H2O3]n, displays O—H...N hydrogen bonding between water molecules and cyano ligands and an unusual pattern of aurophilic interactions that yields a monomer, dimer, and trimer of [Au(CN2]− within the same crystal structure. In two of the five Au positions, the atom resides on a center of inversion. The overall arrangement is that of a coordination polymer assisted by aurophilic and hydrogen-bonded interactions.

  14. Charge-Transfer Phase Transition of a Cyanide-Bridged Fe(II) /Fe(III) Coordination Polymer.

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    Zhang, Kuirun; Kang, Soonchul; Yao, Zi-Shuo; Nakamura, Kazusa; Yamamoto, Takashi; Einaga, Yasuaki; Azuma, Nobuaki; Miyazaki, Yuji; Nakano, Motohiro; Kanegawa, Shinji; Sato, Osamu

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    Heterometallic Prussian blue analogues are known to exhibit thermally induced charge transfer, resulting in switching of optical and magnetic properties. However, charge-transfer phase transitions have not been reported for the simplest FeFe cyanide-bridged systems. A mixed-valence Fe(II) /Fe(III) cyanide-bridged coordination polymer, {[Fe(Tp)(CN)3 ]2 Fe(bpe)⋅5 H2 O}n , which demonstrates a thermally induced charge-transfer phase transition, is described. As a result of the charge transfer during this phase transition, the high-spin state of the whole system does not change to a low-spin state. This result is in contrast to FeCo cyanide-bridged systems that exhibit charge-transfer-induced spin transitions. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  15. Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Luminescence Properties of a New Calcium(II Coordination Polymer Based on L-Malic Acid

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    Duraisamy Senthil Raja

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A new calcium coordination polymer [Ca(HL-MA]n (H3L-MA = L-malic acid has been solvothermally synthesized. The structure of the newly synthesized complex has been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis and further characterized by elemental analysis, reflectance UV-Vis & IR spectra, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD, and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA. The single crystal structure analysis showed that the complex forms three-dimensional framework. The new Ca(II complex has displayed very high thermal stability which was inferred from TGA and PXRD results. As far as the optical property of the new complex is concerned, the complex emitted its own characteristic sensitized luminescence.

  16. Directed self-assembly lithography using coordinated line epitaxy (COOL) process

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    Seino, Yuriko; Kasahara, Yusuke; Sato, Hironobu; Kobayashi, Katsutoshi; Kubota, Hitoshi; Minegishi, Shinya; Miyagi, Ken; Kanai, Hideki; Kodera, Katsuyoshi; Kihara, Naoko; Kawamonzen, Yoshiaki; Tobana, Toshikatsu; Shiraishi, Masayuki; Nomura, Satoshi; Azuma, Tsukasa

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    In this study, half-pitch (HP) 15 nm line-and-space (L/S) metal wires were successfully fabricated and fully integrated on a 300 mm wafer by applying directed self-assembly (DSA) lithography and pattern transfer for semiconductor device manufacturing. In order to evaluate process performances of DSA, we developed a simple sub-15 nm L/S patterning process using polystyrene-block-poly(methyl methacrylate) (PS-b-PMMA) lamellar block copolymer (BCP), which utilizes trimming resist and shallow etching spin-on-glass (SOG) as pinning guide[1]-[4]. From the results of defect inspection after SOG etch using Electron Beam (EB) inspection system, defects were classified as typical DSA defects or defects relating to DSA pattern transfer. From the evaluation of DSA L/S pattern Critical Dimension (CD), roughness and local placement error using CD-SEM, it is considered that isolated PS lines are placed at the centerline between guides and that placement of paired PS lines depends on the guide width. The control of the guide resist CD is the key to local placement error and the paired lines adjacent to the guide shifted toward the outside (0.5 nm) along the centerline of the isolated line after SOG etch. We demonstrated fabrication of HP 15 nm metal wires in trenches formed by the DSA process with reactive ion etching (RIE), followed by metal chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and chemical mechanical polishing (CMP). By SEM observation of alignment errors between the trenches and connect spaces, overlay shift patterns (-4 nm) in guide lithography mask were fabricated without intra-wafer alignment errors.

  17. The first polyoxometalate-templated four-fold interpenetrated coordination polymer with new topology and ferroelectricity.

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    Zheng, Shou-Tian; Yang, Guo-Yu

    2010-01-21

    MOFs including non-coordinating POMs as a template are rare. We report here the first four-fold interpenetrated POM-templated 3D MOF [Cu(3)(4,4'-bpy)(5)](2)[H(2)SiW(11)O(39)] x 5H(2)O, whose framework topology is previously unknown with the vertex symbol (6 x 6 x 8(2))(2)(6 x 6 x 8 x 8 x 10(6) x 10(6)).

  18. Influence of reversible cross-link coordination on the mechanical behavior of a linear polymer chain

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    Shabbir, H.; Hartmann, M. A.

    2017-09-01

    In this work, we investigate the effect of the coordination of cross-links (i.e., the number of monomers participating in one cross-link) on the mechanical performance of a single polymeric chain. The framework provided by the reactive empirical bond order potential is used to generically describe the ability of certain monomers to form cross-links of different coordination. A systematic investigation of the influence of the coordination of cross-links on the mechanical properties of single polymeric chains is presented by comparing systems that contain cross-links in the classical form between two monomers (dimer) and such where the cross-links are formed by three monomers (trimer). The results show that the mechanical performance crucially depends on the coordination of cross-links. The overall shape of the load-displacement curves as well as mechanical parameters like stiffness, strength and work-to-straighten the molecule are different for the different systems. While the load-displacement curve shows an overall more continuous shape for the system containing trimers compared to the system including dimers only, the mechanical parameters are consistently lower for the first system. On the other hand, in contrast to the dimer case a trimer remains stable upon detachment of one of the monomers and the bonds are more mobile. This will be of importance in the case of fiber bundles, where the loading situation is even more complicated than in the single chain system due to the presence of inter-chain cross-links.

  19. Hydrothermal synthesis and crystal structure of a new lanthanum(III coordination polymer with fumaric acid

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The title compound, poly[diaquatris(μ4-but-2-enedioato(μ2-but-2-enedioic aciddilanthanum(III], [La2(C4H2O43(C4H4O4(H2O2]n, was synthesized by the reaction of lanthanum chloride pentahydrate with fumaric acid under hydrothermal conditions. The asymmetric unit comprises an LaIII cation, one and a half fumarate dianions (L2−, one a half-molecule of fumaric acid (H2L and one coordinated water molecule. Each LaIII cation has the same nine-coordinate environment and is surrounded by eight O atoms from seven distinct fumarate moieties, including one protonated fumarate unit and one water molecule in a distorted tricapped trigonal–prismatic environment. The LaO8(H2O polyhedra centres are edge-shared through three carboxylate bridges of the fumarate ligand, forming chains in three dimensions to construct the MOF. The crystal structure is stabilized by O—H...O hydrogen-bond interactions between the coordinated water molecule and the carboxylate O atoms, and also between oxygen atoms of fumaric acid

  20. The use of nano polymeric self-assemblies based on novel amphiphilic polymers for oral hydrophobic drug delivery.

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    Clare, Hoskins; Lin, Paul Kong Thoo; Tetley, Laurence; Cheng, Woei Ping

    2012-03-01

    To investigate the use of nano self-assemblies formed by polyallylamine (PAA) modified with 5 or 10% mole fluorenylmethoxy carbonyl (Fmoc(5)/(10)), dimethylamino-1-naphthalenesulfonyl (Dansyl(5)/(10)) and 5% mole cholesteryl group (Ch(5)) for oral hydrophobic drug delivery. Propofol, griseofulvin and prednisolone were loaded into amphiphilic PAAs. Particle size and morphology of drug-loaded self-assemblies were determined using photon correlation spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Solubilising capacity, in vitro drug release and formulation stability were analysed by HPLC, and in vitro biocompatibility studies (haemolysis and cytotoxicity) were carried out on bovine erythrocytes and Caco-2 cells, respectively. Dansyl(10) and Ch(5) griseofulvin formulations were administered intra-gastrically to rats, and drug plasma levels were analysed by HPLC. Drug-encapsulated self-assemblies typically have hydrodynamic size of 300-400 nm. Dansyl(10) exhibited universal drug solubiliser property and had significantly improved prednisolone, griseofulvin and propofol solubility by 145, 557 and 224-fold, respectively. Fmoc polymers resulted in modest drug solubility improvement. These polymers were non-haemolytic, did not enhance cytotoxicity compared to unmodified PAA, and demonstrated significant increase in griseofulvin plasma concentration compared to griseofulvin in water after oral administration. Ch(5) and Dansyl(10) showed promising potential as nano-carriers for oral hydrophobic drug delivery.

  1. Flexible porous coordination polymer of Ni(II) for developing nanoparticles through acid formation and redox activity of the framework

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    Agarwal, Rashmi A.

    2017-10-01

    Immobilization of the nanoparticles (NPs) in a two dimensional porous coordination polymer (PCP) is currently an emerging field for a number of applications. But still it is a great challenge to fabricate any specified metal NPs in a single network. Herein the synthesis of Au, Pd, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, Mg, Li, Fe/Cu, Zn/Mg etc, NPs in a highly flexible PCP of Ni(II); {[Ni3(TBIB)2(BTC)2(H2O)6]·5C2H5OH·9H2O}n [TBIB = 1,3,5-tri(1H-benzo[d]imidazol-1-yl)benzene, H3BTC = 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid] have been reported. This universal host is able to grow mixed metal NPs from mixed metal precursors. Monodentate carboxylate groups of BTC linker act as anchoring sites for the metal ions of the metal precursors. This is the main driving force to grow NPs within the cavities along with the high flexibility of this polymer at room temperature. Mechanism involves acid formation followed by redox reaction to synthesize metal NPs explained by EPR and FTIR. Paramagnetic properties have been shown by as-synthesized Fe NPs integrated framework at room temperature under applied magnetic field up to 17,500 Oe.

  2. Lanthanide coordination polymers based on multi-donor ligand containing pyridine and phthalate moieties: Structures, luminescence and magnetic properties

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    Feng, Xun; Liu, Lang; Wang, Li-Ya; Song, Hong-Liang; Qiang Shi, Zhi; Wu, Xu-Hong; Ng, Seik-Weng

    2013-10-01

    A new family of five lanthanide-organic coordination polymers incorporating multi-functional N-hetrocyclic dicarboxylate ligand, namely, [Ln2(Hdpp)2(dpp)2]nLn=Pr(1), Eu(2), Gd(3), Dy(4), Er(5) (H2dpp=1-(3, 4-dicarboxyphenyl) pyridin-4-ol) have been fabricated successfully through solvothermal reaction of 1-(3,4-dicarboxyphenyl)-4-hydroxypyridin-1-ium chloride with trivalent lanthanide salts, and have been characterized systematically. The complexes 1-5 are isomorphous and isostructural. They all feature three dimensional (3D) frameworks based on the interconnection of 1D double chains composed of the binuclear moiety [Ln2(Hdpp)2]4+ basic carboxylate as secondary building unit (SBU). The results of magnetic analysis shows the same bridging fashion of carboxylic group in this case results in the different magnetic properties occurring within lanthanide polymers. Moreover, the Eu(III) and Dy(III) complexes display characteristic luminescence emission in the visible regions.

  3. Polar self-assembly: steric effects leading to polar mixed-ligand coordination cages.

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    Zhang, Jianyong; Miller, Philip W; Nieuwenhuyzen, Mark; James, Stuart L

    2006-03-08

    We present a highly unusual example of self-assembly, specifically a polar, mixed-ligand cage which forms in preference to symmetrical homo-ligand products, and which suggests that steric effects can be exploited to obtain novel non-uniform polyhedral cages. In particular, reaction between the bulky tripodal triphosphine 2,4,6-tris(diphenylphosphino)triazine, L1, the non-bulky tripodal trinitrile 2,4,6-tris(cyanomethyl)trimethylbenzene, L2 and silver hexafluoroantimonate, AgSbF6, in a 3:1:4 ratio gives the mixed-ligand aggregate [Ag4(L1)3(L2)(SbF6)]3+, 1-SbF6, instantly as the only product in quantitative yield. The X-ray crystal structure of complex 1-SbF6 is consistent with the suspected solution-state structure. The cage derives from trigonal-pyramidal geometry, the basal vertices of which are defined by three bulky triphosphines, L1, and the apical vertex by the non-bulky trinitrile, L2. There is apical elongation amounting to 19% in comparison to the ideal uniform tetrahedron. The cage also encapsulates an SbF6 anion. 19F NMR spectra in solution for the analogous PF6 complex [Ag4(L1)3(L2)(PF6)]3+, 1-PF6, confirm that one anion is also encapsulated in solution. The synthesis of the analogous CF3SO3(-) complex, [Ag4(L1)3(L2)(OTf)]3+, 1-OTf, in solution is also described, although 1-PF6 and 1-OTf could not be isolated due to slow decomposition in solution. The selective formation of these mixed-ligand cages is discussed in terms of ligand-ligand and ligand-included anion steric repulsions, which we propose prevent the formation of the competing hypothetical homo-ligand tetrahedral structure [Ag4(L1)4(SbF6)]3+, and thus favour the mixed ligand cage. "Cage cone angles" for L1 and L2 are estimated at 115 degrees and 101 degrees, respectively. Variable-temperature 31P NMR spectroscopy shows that complex 1-SbF6 and the related previously reported partial tetrahedral complex [Ag4(L1)3(anion)]3+ undergo dynamic twisting processes in solution between enantiomeric C3

  4. Coordinated assembly of a new 3D mesoporous Fe₃O₄@Cu₂O-graphene oxide framework as a highly efficient and reusable catalyst for the synthesis of quinoxalines.

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    Wang, Zhiyi; Hu, Guowen; Liu, Jian; Liu, Weisheng; Zhang, Haoli; Wang, Baodui

    2015-03-25

    A new three-dimensional (3D) mesoporous hybrid framework was synthesized by coordinated layer-by-layer assembly between nanosheets of reduced graphene oxide and Fe3O4@Cu2O. This 3D mesoporous framework shows an excellent catalytic performance with a remarkable activity, selectivity (>99%), and strong durability in the synthesis of quinoxalines.

  5. Structural variability in Cu(I) and Ag(I) coordination polymers with a flexible dithione ligand: Synthesis, crystal structure, microbiological and theoretical studies

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    Beheshti, Azizolla, E-mail: a.beheshti@scu.ac.ir [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Nozarian, Kimia; Babadi, Susan Soleymani; Noorizadeh, Siamak [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Motamedi, Hossein [Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Mayer, Peter [LMU München Department Chemie, Butenandtstr 5-13, D-81377 München (Germany); Bruno, Giuseppe [Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica, Università di Messina, Vill. S. Agata, Salita Sperone 31, 98166 Messina (Italy); Rudbari, Hadi Amiri [Faculty of Chemistry, University of Isfahan, Isfahan 81746-73441 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2017-05-15

    Two new compounds namely [Cu(SCN)(µ-L)]{sub n} (1) and ([Ag (µ{sub 2}-L)](ClO{sub 4})){sub n} (2) have been synthesized at room temperature by one-pot reactions between the 1,1-(1,4-butanediyl)bis(1,3-dihydro-3-methyl-1H-imidazole- 2-thione) (L) and appropriate copper(I) and silver(I) salts. These polymers have been characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction, XRPD, TGA, elemental analysis, infrared spectroscopy, antibacterial activity and scanning probe microscopy studies. In the crystal structure of 1, copper atoms have a distorted trigonal planar geometry with a CuS{sub 2}N coordination environment. Each of the ligands in the structure of 1 acting as a bidentate S-bridging ligand to form a 1D chain structure. Additionally, the adjacent 1D chains are interconnected by the intermolecular C-H…S interactions to create a 2D network structure. In contrast to 1, in the cationic 3D structure of 2 each of the silver atoms exhibits an AgS{sub 4} tetrahedral geometry with 4-membered Ag{sub 2}S{sub 2} rings. In the structure of 2, the flexible ligand adopts two different conformations; gauche-anti-gauche and anti-anti-anti. The antibacterial studies of these polymers showed that polymer 2 is more potent antibacterial agent than 1. Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) study of the treated bacteria was carried out to investigate the structural changes cause by the interactions between the polymers and target bacteria. Theoretical study of polymer 1 investigated by the DFT calculations indicates that observed transitions at 266 nm and 302 nm in the UV–vis spectrum could be attributed to the π→π* and MLCT transitions, respectively. - Graphical abstract: Two new Cu(I) and Ag(I) coordination polymers have been have been synthesized by one-pot reactions. Copper complex has a 2D non-covalent structure, but silver compound is a 3D coordination compound. These compounds have effective antibacterial activity. - Highlights: • Cu(I) and Ag(I) based coordination polymers

  6. Effect of self-assembly on triiodide diffusion in water based polymer gel electrolytes: an application in dye solar cell.

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    Soni, S S; Fadadu, K B; Vekariya, R L; Debgupta, J; Patel, K D; Gibaud, A; Aswal, V K

    2014-07-01

    The preparation of ordered polymer gels from the amphiphilic block copolymers, Pluronic® F77, P123 and polyethylene glycol in the presence of ionic liquid, iodine and organic additives is presented. At 35%(w/w) concentration these copolymers (F77 and P123) self-assembled into cubic liquid crystalline phase in aqueous solution and characterized by using SAXS and AFM measurements. The effects of micellar aggregation formed by polymers on the ionic transport and triiodide diffusion have been studied by electrochemistry and SANS experiments. The ionic migration or triiodide diffusion through these polymer gels is found to be affected by the PEO/PPO content in the polymer backbone. These gels were successfully employed as an electrolyte in a dye sensitized solar cell. A remarkable solar to electricity conversion efficiency and good stability was obtained using Pluronic® F77 based gel, which is attributed to its thermoreversible sol to gel transition. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Incorporating the Thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole Unit into a Coordination Polymer with Interdigitated Structure

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    Simon Millan

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available The linker 2,5-di(4-pyridylthiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole (Dptztz, whose synthesis and structure is described here, was utilized together with benzene-1,3-dicarboxylate (isophthalate, 1,3-BDC2− for the preparation of the two-dimensional coordination network [Zn(1,3-BDCDptztz]·DMF (DMF = dimethylformamide via a solvothermal reaction. Compound [Zn(1,3-BDCDptztz]·DMF belongs to the class of coordination polymers with interdigitated structure (CIDs. The incorporated DMF solvent molecules can be removed through solvent exchange and evacuation such that the supramolecular 3D packing of the 2D networks retains porosity for CO2 adsorption in activated [Zn(1,3-BDCDptztz]. The first sorption study of a tztz-functionalized porous metal-organic framework material yields a BET surface of 417 m2/g calculated from the CO2 adsorption data. The heat of adsorption for CO2 exhibits a relative maximum with 27.7 kJ/mol at an adsorbed CO2 amount of about 4 cm3/g STP, which is interpreted as a gate-opening effect.

  8. Structures and Spectroscopy Studies of Two M(II-Phosphonate Coordination Polymers Based on Alkaline Earth Metals (M = Ba, Mg

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    Kui-Rong Ma

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The two examples of alkaline-earth M(II-phosphonate coordination polymers, [Ba2(L(H2O9]·3H2O (1 and [Mg1.5(H2O9]·(L-H21.5·6H2O (2 (H4L = H2O3PCH2N(C4H8NCH2PO3H2, N,N′-piperazinebis(methylenephosphonic acid, (L-H2 = O3PH2CHN(C4H8NHCH2PO3 have been hydrothermally synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR, PXRD, TG-DSC, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Compound 1 possesses a 2D inorganic-organic alternate arrangement layer structure built from 1D inorganic chains through the piperazine bridge, in which the ligand L−4 shows two types of coordination modes reported rarely at the same time. In 1, both crystallographic distinct Ba(1 and Ba(2 ions adopt 8-coordination two caps and 9-coordination three caps triangular prism geometry structures, respectively. Compound 2 possesses a zero-dimensional mononuclear structure with two crystallographic distinct Mg(II ions. Free metal cations   [MgO6]n2+ and uncoordinated anions (L-H2n2- are joined together by static electric force. Results of photoluminescent measurement indicate three main emission bands centered at 300 nm, 378.5 nm, and 433 nm for 1 and 302 nm, 378 nm, and 434.5 nm for 2 (λex=235 nm, respectively. The high energy emissions could be derived from the intraligand π∗-n transition stations of H4L (310 nm and 382 nm, λex=235 nm, while the low energy emission (>400 nm of 1-2 may be due to the coordination effect with metal(II ions.

  9. COORDINATION COMPOUNDS OF OXOVANADIUM(IV BASED ON S-METHYLISOTHIOSEMICARBAZIDE AS DYES FOR THERMOPLASTIC POLYMERS

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    Maria Cocu

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available We have investigated the properties as dyes of coordination compounds synthesized by us previously (8-(1',2'-naphthyl-1-R-3-methyl-6-thiomethyl-4,5,7-triazanona-1,3,5,7-tetraenato-1,1'-diolato(--O1, O1', N4, N7-vanadil, where R=CH3 (1 , C6H5 (2, which can be used for colouring thermoplastic masses. The compounds have a high photostability (7 points, thermostability (>250° and an intensity of colour that give a low consumption (0.006-0.010g.

  10. 'Janus-type' organopotassium chemistry observed in deprotonation of mesoionic imidazolium aminides and amino N-heterocyclic carbenes: coordination and organometallic polymers.

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    Danopoulos, Andreas A; Braunstein, Pierre

    2014-03-21

    The first direct observation of the tautomeric equilibrium between mesoionic imidazolium aminides (IA) and amino NHCs (AC) shows its dependence on the aminide substituent. A potassium (imidazol-2-ylidenyl)(anilide), an ion-pair with the 'free' anionic NHC, and potassium organometallic polymers, with the repeat unit exhibiting 'Janus-type' coordination, are reported.

  11. Synthesis, crystal structures, and magnetism of cobalt coordination polymers based on dicyanamide and pyrazine-dioxide derivatives.

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    Sun, Hao-Ling; Wang, Zhe-Ming; Gao, Song

    2005-04-04

    Three coordination polymers of Co(II) with dicyanamide (dca) were obtained by adding coligands of 2,5-dimethylpyrazine-dioxide (2,5-dmpdo), 2,3,5-trimethylpyrazine-dioxide (2,3,5-tmpdo), or 2,3,5,6-tetramethylpyrazine-dioxide (2,3,5,6-tmpdo) to the binary system of Co-dca. Co2(dca)(4)(2,5-dmpdo)2 (1) crystallizes in the triclinic space group P with a=7.4962(2), b=9.0364(2), c = 10.4783(4) A, alpha = 72.567(1), beta = 72.557(1), gamma = 68.814(2) degrees , V = 616.61(3) A(3), Z = 1, and R1 = 0.0345. [Co3(dca)6(H2O)4].2(2,3,5-tmpdo) (2) is in the monoclinic space group C2/c with a = 29.477(1), b = 7.3735(2), c = 17.4631(7) A, beta = 93.652(1) degrees , V = 3787.9(2) A(3), Z = 4, and R1 = 0.0532. [Co(dca)2(H2O)2].2(2,3,5,6-tmpdo) (3) is in the monoclinic space group P2(1)/c with a = 9.4739(3), b = 11.3876(3), c = 12.1778(3) A, beta = 98.967(1) degrees , V = 1297.74(6) A(3), Z = 4, and R1 = 0.0481. 1 contains an unusual (4,4) Co-dca layer, representing a rare example of metal-dca coordination polymers with mixing 1,3-mu(2)- and 1,5-mu2-dca bridges. The Co-dca (4, 4) layers are connected by 2,5-dmpdo to give an alpha-Po-type network, which displays antiferromagnetic ordering below 10.8 K. 2 is a unique 3D framework composed of 2D twinned 1,5-mu2-dca bridged layers, which are connected by Co-H2O-Co linkages. The noncoordinated 2,3,5-tmpdo units and the coordination water molecules form hydrogen-bonded chains that thread the framework. 3 has alternating stacks of usual Co-dca (4, 4) layers through 1,5-mu2-dca bridges and organic layers of noncoordinated 2,3,5,6-tmpdo. Weak antiferromagnetic and weak ferromagnetic coupling was observed in 2 and 3, respectively.

  12. A series of silver(I) coordination polymers with saccarinate and flexible aliphatic diamines

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    Yeşilel, Okan Zafer, E-mail: yesilel@ogu.edu.tr [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, 26480 Eskişehir (Turkey); Karamahmut, Bingül [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, 26480 Eskişehir (Turkey); Semerci, Fatih [Department of Energy Systems Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Kırklareli University, 39000 Kırklareli (Turkey); Darcan, Cihan [Department of Molecular Biology and Genetic, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University, Gülümbe-Bilecik (Turkey); Yılmaz, Filiz [Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Anadolu University, Eskişehir (Turkey)

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    /DTA) of the complexes were investigated. - Graphical abstract: In this study, six new silver coordination compounds were synthesized by using saccharinate and flexible aliphatic diamine derivatives. All the compounds were characterized by elemental analysis, IR and single-crystal X-ray analysis. TG/DTA. Furthermore, biological activities, luminescence properties and thermal analysis (TG/DTA) of the complexes have been investigated. Complexes 1–5a and 6 were synthesized with the same reactant ratio and room temperature by using a mixture of AgNO{sub 3}, sac and different length diamine derivatives. The complex 5b is also synthesized was similar to that of 1 at 80 °C. In the complexes, the diamine derivatives ligands show bis(bridging) coordination mode. The sac ligand exhibits a µ-bridging coordination mode in 1 and N-donor monodentate coordination mode in 2–6. Complexes 1–5 exhibit 1D chain structure while complex 6 are tetranuclear structure. In the crystal packing of complexes, 3D supramolecular frameworks are formed via C-H···Ag, Ag···π and Ag···Ag interactions.

  13. Syntheses, structures and properties of four 3D microporous lanthanide coordination polymers based on 3,5-pyrazoledicarboxylate and oxalate ligands

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    Song, Juan [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi' an 710069 (China); Wang, Ji-Jiang [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Yanan University, Yan' an 716000 (China); Hu, Huai-Ming, E-mail: ChemHu1@NWU.EDU.CN [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi' an 710069 (China); Wu, Qing-Ran; Xie, Juan; Dong, Fa-Xin; Yang, Meng-Lin; Xue, Gang-Lin [Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi' an 710069 (China)

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    Four three-dimensional lanthanide coordination polymers with reversible structural interconversions, [Ln{sub 2}(Hpdc){sub 2}(C{sub 2}O{sub 4})(H{sub 2}O){sub 4}]{sub n}·2nH{sub 2}O [Ln=Sm (1), Eu (2), Tb (3) and Dy (4)], have been synthesized by hydrothermal reactions of lanthanide nitrates with 3,5-pyrazoledicarboxylic (H{sub 3}pdc) and oxalic acids. It is noteworthy that there is an in situ reaction in 1, in which H{sub 3}pdc was decomposed into (ox){sup 2−} with Cu(II)–Sm(III) synergistic effect under hydrothermal conditions. These compounds are isostructural and crystallized in the monoclinic P2{sub 1}/c space group. The Ln(III) ions are eight-coordinated with dodecahedron coordination geometry. These polyhedra are linked by oxalate groups to form 1D zigzag chain, which are further connected by 3,5-pyrazoledicarboxylate to extend similar 3D frameworks with channels along c-axis in 1–4. These coordination polymers display the characteristic emission bands of the Ln(III) ions in the solid state and possess good thermal stabilities. - Graphical abstract: Four 3D microporous lanthanide coordination polymers with reversible structural interconversion have been synthesized. They exhibit characteristic emission bands of the lanthanide ions and possess great thermal stability. - Highlights: • Four lanthanide coordination polymers have been hydrothermal synthesized. • There is an in situ reaction in 1 in which H{sub 3}pdc was decomposed into (ox){sup 2−} with the Cu(II)–Sm(III) synergistic effect under hydrothermal conditions. • TGA and XRD studies reveal that upon hydration–dehydration, compounds 1–4 undergo a reversible structural interconversion process through a cooling-heating cycle. • Compounds 1–4 exhibit characteristic lanthanide-centered luminescence.

  14. Balancing the stability and drug release of polymer micelles by the coordination of dual-sensitive cleavable bonds in cross-linked core.

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    Deng, Hongzhang; Zhang, Yumin; Wang, Xue; Jianhuazhang; Cao, Yan; Liu, Jinjian; Liu, Jianfeng; Deng, Liandong; Dong, Anjie

    2015-01-01

    The optimal structure design of nanocarriers to inhibit premature release of anticancer drugs from nanocarriers during blood circulation and improve drug release inside tumor cells is still a significant issue for polymer micelles applied to antitumor drug delivery. Herein, in order to balance the contradiction between polymer micellar stability and drug release, dual-sensitive cleavable cross-linkages of benzoic imine conjugated disulfide bonds were introduced into the core of the amphiphilic copolymer micelles to form core-cross-linked micelles. First, biodegradable poly(ethylene glycol)-b-(polycaprolactone-g-poly(methacrylic acid-p-hydroxy benzaldehyde-cystamine)), i.e. mPEG-b-(PCL-g-P(MAA-Hy-Cys)) (PECMHC) copolymers were synthesized and assembled into PECMHC micelles (PECMHC Ms). Then, simply by introducing H2O2 to the PECMHC Ms dispersions to oxidate the thiol groups of cystamine moieties in the core, core-cross-linked PECMHC micelles (cc-PECMHC Ms) ∼100 nm in size were readily obtained in water. In vitro studies of doxorubicin (DOX)-loaded cc-PECMHC Ms show that the cross-linked core impeded the drug release in the physical conditions, owing to the high stability of the micelles against both extensive dilution and salt concentration, while it greatly accelerated DOX release in mildly acidic (pH ∼5.0-6.0) medium with glutathione, owing to the coordination of the pH-sensitive cleaving of benzoic imine bonds and the reduction-sensitive cleaving of disulfide bonds. The in vivo tissue distribution and tumor accumulation of the DOX-loaded cc-PECMHC Ms were monitored via fluorescence images of DOX. DOX-loaded cc-PECMHC Ms exhibited enhanced tumor accumulation because of their high stability in blood circulation and less DOX premature release. Therefore, the cc-PECMHC Ms with dual-sensitive cleavable bonds in the cross-linked core were of excellent biocompatibility, high extracellular stability and had intelligent intracellular drug release properties

  15. Electrochemical synthesis, characterization of Ir-Zn containing coordination polymer, and application in oxygen and glucose sensing.

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    Cheng, Kum-Yi; Wang, Jing-Chang; Lin, Chun-Yen; Lin, Wei-Ren; Chen, Yi-An; Tsai, Fu-Ju; Chuang, Yu-Chun; Lin, Gu-Ying; Ni, Cheng-Wei; Zeng, Yu-Ting; Ho, Mei-Lin

    2014-05-07

    A simple and sensitive biosensor array based on phosphorescence detection that is able to detect oxygen and glucose in human serum, respectively, has been developed. We demonstrate an electrochemical method as a fast, effective, tunable, and versatile means of growing phosphorescence sensing material. This sensing material, crystalline iridium(III)-Zn(II) coordination polymers, namely Ir-Zn(e), was grown on a stainless steel mesh and then doped in a sol-gel matrix. The emission of Ir-Zn(e) was ascribed to a metal-to-ligand charge transfer transition (MLCT). The noteworthy oxygen-sensing properties of Ir-Zn(e) were also evaluated. The optimal oxygen-sensing conditions of Ir-Zn(e) with a deduced K(SV) value of 3.55 were 5 V and 30 °C for 1 hour. Moreover, the short response time (23 s) and the recovery time (21 s) toward oxygen have been measured. The reversibility experiment was carried out for eleven cycles. The resulting >70% recovery of intensity for Ir-Zn(e) on each cycle demonstrated a high degree of reproducibility during the sensing process. The detection limit could be 0.050% for gaseous oxygen. The sensing substrate was subsequently built up under glucose oxidase encapsulated in hydrogel and then immobilized on an egg membrane by the layer-by-layer method. Once the glucose solution was injected into this array, oxygen content depleted simultaneously with a concomitant increase in the phosphorescence of coordination polymers. The linear dynamic range for the determination of glucose was 0.1-6.0 mM, the correlation coefficient (R(2)) was 0.9940 (y = 0.75 [glucose] + 0.539), and the response time was less than 120 s. The minimum detectable concentration for glucose was calculated to be 0.05 mM from three times signal to noise. The photophysical properties of the sensing material and the effects of buffer concentration, pH, interference, matrix effect, temperature, and the stability of the biosensor array have also been studied in detail. The biosensor array

  16. Three coordination polymers based on different carboxylates, metals and a tri(4-imidazolylphenyl)amine ligand

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    Wu, Hua; Shi, Chenjie; Zhao, Yanqing; Jiang, Yutong; Tao, Yuehong

    2015-04-01

    In this paper, three new coordination complexes based on a flexible tri(4-imidazolylphenyl)amine (Tipa) ligand, namely [Co(Tipa)(L1)2]·H2O (1), [Zn2(Tipa)(L1)4(H2O)]·2H2O (2) and [Mn(Tipa)(L2)]·2H2O (3), where HL1 = benzoic acid H2L2 = 5-OH-1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid and Tipa = tri(4-imidazolylphenyl)amine, have been synthesized under the hydrothermal condition and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, elemental analysis and IR spectra. Compound 1 exhibits a 1D ladder chain with the benzoic anions hanging on the two sides of the chain. For compound 2, it shows a fascinating 1D zigzag chain. Compound 3 displays (3,5)-connected (42·6)(42·67·8) topology, where the identical 2D networks entangle in highly rare parallel fashions to give a fascinating 2D → 3D framework with polycatenation and polyrotaxane characters. Moreover, the photoluminescent properties for the compounds 2 and 3 were also investigated.

  17. Hydrothermal reactions: From the synthesis of ligand to new lanthanide 3D-coordination polymers

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    da Silva, Fausthon Fred; de Oliveira, Carlos Alberto Fernandes; Falcão, Eduardo Henrique Lago; Gatto, Claudia Cristina; da Costa, Nivan Bezerra; Freire, Ricardo Oliveira; Chojnacki, Jarosław; Alves Júnior, Severino

    2013-11-01

    The organic ligand 2,5-piperazinedione-1,4-diacetic acid (H2PDA) was synthesized under hydrothermal conditions starting from the iminodiacetic acid and catalyzed by oxalic acid. The X-ray powder diffraction data indicates that the compound crystallizes in the P21/c monoclinic system as reported in the literature. The ligand was also characterized by elemental analysis, magnetic nuclear resonance, infrared spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis. Two new coordination networks based on lanthanide ions were obtained with this ligand using hydrothermal reaction. In addition to single-crystal X-ray diffraction, the compounds were characterized by infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, scanning electron microscopy and elemental analysis. Single-crystal XRD showed that the compounds are isostructural, crystallizing in P21/n monoclinic system with chemical formula [Ln(PDA)1.5(H2O)](H2O)3 (Ln=Gd3+(1) and Eu3+(2)).The luminescence properties of both compounds were studied. In the compound (1), a broad emission band was observed at 479 nm, redshifted by 70 nm in comparison of the free ligand. In (2), the typical f-f transition was observed with a maximum peak at 618 nm, related with the red emission of the europium ions. Computational methods were performed to simulate the crystal structure of (2). The theoretical calculations of the intensity parameters are in good agreement with the experimental values.

  18. Sensitive Western-Blot Analysis of Azide-Tagged Protein Post Translational Modifications Using Thermoresponsive Polymer Self-Assembly.

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    Liu, Tong; Zhang, Wanjun; Zhang, Zheng; Chen, Mingli; Wang, Jianhua; Qian, Xiaohong; Qin, Weijie

    2018-02-06

    Western-blot (WB) is a powerful analytical technique for protein identification in complex biological samples and has been widely used in biological studies for decades. Detection specificity and sensitivity of WB largely relies on quality of the antibodies and performance of the conjugated HRP. However, the application of WB analysis for the detection of protein post-translational modifications (PTMs) is hampered by the low abundance of protein PTMs and by the limited availability of antibodies that specifically differentiate various kinds of PTMs from their protein substrates. Therefore, new recognition mechanisms and signal amplification strategies for WB analysis of protein PTMs is in high demand. In this work, we prepared a soluble polymer that detects various azide-tagged PTM proteins in WB analysis using triarylphosphine and HRP modified thermoresponsive polymer. Specific and efficient detection of azide-tagged PTM protein is achieved via the bioorthogonal reaction between azide and triarylphosphine. More importantly, the chemiluminiscent signal in the WB analysis is largely amplified by the temperature induced self-assembly of numerous thermoresponsive polymer chains carrying multiple HRPs. As a result, approximately 100 times more sensitive detection than commercial antibodies is achieved by this method using standard PTM proteins. Though, this new reagent does not directly detect native PTMs in cell, tissue or blood samples, it still has important application potential in protein PTM studies, considering the wide availability of azide-tagging techniques to a variety of PTMs.

  19. Manufacturing of polymer optical waveguides using self-assembly effect on pre-conditioned 3D-thermoformed flexible substrates

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    Hoffmann, Gerd-Albert; Wolfer, Tim; Zeitler, Jochen; Franke, Jörg; Suttmann, Oliver; Overmeyer, Ludger

    2017-02-01

    Optical data communication is increasingly interesting for many applications in industrial processes. Therefore mass production is required to meet the requested price and lot sizes. Polymer optical waveguides show great promises to comply with price requirements while providing sufficient optical quality for short range data transmission. A high efficient fabrication technology using polymer materials could be able to create the essential backbone for 3D-optical data transmission in the future. The approach for high efficient fabrication technology of micro optics described in this paper is based on a self-assembly effect of fluids on preconditioned 3D-thermoformed polymer foils. Adjusting the surface energy on certain areas on the flexible substrate by flexographic printing mechanism is presented in this paper. With this technique conditioning lines made of silicone containing UV-varnish are printed on top of the foils and create gaps with the exposed substrate material in between. Subsequent fabrication processes are selected whether the preconditioned foil is coated with acrylate containing waveguide material prior or after the thermoforming process. Due to the different surface energy this material tends to dewet from the conditioning lines. It acts like regional barriers and sets the width of the arising waveguides. With this fabrication technology it is possible to produce multiple waveguides with a single coating process. The relevant printing process parameters that affect the quality of the generated waveguides are discussed and results of the produced waveguides with width ranging from 10 to 300 μm are shown.

  20. Hierarchical Sol-Gel Transition Induced by Thermosensitive Self-Assembly of an ABC Triblock Polymer in an Ionic Liquid

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    Kitazawa, Yuzo; Ueki, Takeshi; McIntosh, Lucas D.; Tamura, Saki; Niitsuma, Kazuyuki; Imaizumi, Satoru; Lodge, Timothy P.; Watanabe, Masayoshi (U of Tokyo); (UMM); (Yokohama)

    2016-04-29

    Here we investigate a hierarchical morphology change and accompanying sol–gel transition using a doubly thermosensitive ABC-triblock copolymer in an ionic liquid (IL). The triblock copolymer contains two different lower critical solution temperature (LCST) thermosensitive polymers, poly(benzyl methacrylate) (PBnMA) and poly(2-phenylethyl methacrylate) (PPhEtMA), as the end blocks and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) as the middle block (PBnMA-b-PMMA-b-PPhEtMA: BMP). BMP undergoes a hierarchical phase transition corresponding to the self-assembly of each of the thermosensitive blocks in the IL, and a sol–gel transition was observed in concentrated, above 10 wt %, polymer solutions. The gelation behavior was affected by polymer concentration, and at 20 wt %, the BMP/IL composite showed a phase transition, with increasing temperature, from solution through a jammed micelle suspension to a physically cross-linked gel. For each phase was formed reversibly and rapidly over the corresponding temperature range. Finally, the jammed micelle and cross-linked gel states were characterized using viscoelastic measurements and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS).

  1. Anion-dependent formation of four coordination polymers based on N,N‧-di(3-pyridine) oxamide (DPOM): Crystal structures and luminescence

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    Deng, Ji-Hua; Wen, Ya-Qiong; Luo, Xu-Zhong; Zhong, Di-Chang

    2017-09-01

    Presented in this article are the anion-tuning formation, crystal structures and luminescent properties of four coordination polymers of N,N‧-di(3-pyridine) oxamide (DPOM), including two one-dimensional (1D) chain/ladder polymers, [Ni(DPOM)(H2O)4]SO4·2H2O (1) and [Cd4(DPOM)6(NO3)8] (2), as well as two 3D coordination polymers, [Zn2(DPOM)(H2O)4(SO4)2] (3) and [Cd2(DPOM)(H2O)4(SO4)2] (4). The results of single crystal X-ray diffraction analyses indicate that in these coordination polymers, DPOM ligand serves as a bridge, connecting metal ions by both terminal pyridine N atoms. 1 is a 1D chain structure formed by the bridge of DPOM. 2 is a 1D ladder-like structure featuring Cd(NO3)2 structural units bridged by DPOM ligands. Both 3 and 4 are 3D pillar-layer structures with the 2D inorganic layer ZnSO4/CdSO4 pillared by DPOM ligands. The results of photoluminescent measurements illustrate that upon excitation, 2-4 can emit fluorescence in 408, 416, and 422 nm in the solid state, respectively.

  2. Structural diversity and photoluminescent properties of zinc benzotriazole-5-carboxylate coordination polymers.

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    Liu, Juan; Zhang, Hua-Bin; Tan, Yan-Xi; Wang, Fei; Kang, Yao; Zhang, Jian

    2014-02-03

    A series of zinc(II) compounds, [Zn2(btca)2(im)2]·(DMA) (1; H2btca = benzotriazole-5-carboxylate acid, im = imidazole, and DMA = N,N-dimethylacetamide), [Zn(btca)(im)]·(DMF) (2; DMF = N,N-dimethylformamide), [Zn2(btca)2(tmdpy)]·2(DMF)·5(H2O) [3; tmdpy = 1,3-di(4-pyridyl)propane], and [H2N(CH3)2]2[Zn3(btca)4]·(DMF) (4), have been successfully synthesized via rational control of experimental conditions. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses indicate that compounds 1 and 2 are isomers, and both of them exhibit two-dimensional structures with the same uninodal 3-connected fes topology. Additionally, the three-dimensional (3D) structure of 3 was obtained by using tmdpy instead of an im ligand under synthesis conditions similar to those of compound 2. Interestingly, compound 3 presents a pillared-layer structure with a (3,4)-connected (4.8(2).10(3))(4.8(2)) topology. When 4,4'-bipyridine was used to replace tmdpy, the assembly between Zn(2+) ions and H2btca ligands produced a chiral 3D framework of 4. Furthermore, compound 4 showed a new (3,4)-connected topology with a vertex symbol of (4.6.8(4))2(4.6.8)(4.8(2))(6.8(2))2(6.8(5)). A comparison of all compounds suggested that the structural diversity of the compounds could be tuned by altering the auxiliary ligand. In addition, the photoluminescent properties of compounds 1-4 were measured.

  3. Tuning whispering gallery mode lasing from self-assembled polymer droplets

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    Ta, Van Duong; Chen, Rui; Sun, Han Dong

    2013-01-01

    .... The droplets are self-assembly inside an elastic medium. By incorporating different dye molecules into the droplets, optically pumped lasing with selective wavelengths in a range of about 100 nm are achieved...

  4. Robust Crosslinked Stereocomplexes and C60 Inclusion Complexes of Vinyl-Functionalized Stereoregular Polymers Derived from Chemo/Stereoselective Coordination Polymerization

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    Vidal, Fernando

    2016-07-07

    The successful synthesis of highly syndiotactic polar vinyl polymers bearing the reactive pendant vinyl group on each repeat unit, which is enabled by perfectly chemoselective and highly syndiospecific coordination polymerization of divinyl polar monomers developed through this work, has allowed the construction of robust crosslinked supramolecular stereocomplexes and C60 inclusion complexes. The metal-mediated coordination polymerization of three representative polar divinyl monomers, including vinyl methacrylate (VMA), allyl methacrylate (AMA), and N,N-diallyl acrylamide (DAA) by Cs-ligated zirconocenium ester enolate catalysts under ambient conditions exhibits complete chemoselectivity and high stereoselectivity, thus producing the corresponding vinyl-functionalized polymers with high (92% rr) to quantitative (>99% rr) syndiotacticity. A combined experimental (synthetic, kinetic, and mechanistic) and theoretical (DFT) investigation has yielded a unimetallic, enantiomorphic-site controlled propagation mechanism. Post-functionalization of the obtained syndiotactic vinyl-functionalized polymers via the thiol-ene click and photocuring reactions readily produced the corresponding thiolated polymers and flexible crosslinked thin film materials, respectively. Complexation of such syndiotactic vinyl-functionalized polymers with isotactic poly(methyl methacrylate) and fullerene C60 generates supramolecular crystalline helical stereocomplexes and inclusion complexes, respectively. Crosslinking of such complexes afforded robust crosslinked stereocomplexes that are solvent resistant and also exhibit considerably enhanced thermal and mechanical properties as compared to the uncrosslinked stereocompexes.

  5. Hairy nanoparticle assemblies as one-component functional polymer nanocomposites: opportunities and challenges

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    Fernandes, Nikhil J.

    2013-03-01

    Over the past three decades, the combination of inorganic-nanoparticles and organic-polymers has led to a wide variety of advanced materials, including polymer nanocomposites (PNCs). Recently, synthetic innovations for attaching polymers to nanoparticles to create hairy nanoparticles (HNPs) has expanded opportunities in this field. In addition to nanoparticle compatibilization for traditional particle-matrix blending, neat-HNPs afford one-component hybrids, both in composition and properties, which avoids issues of mixing that plague traditional PNCs. Continuous improvements in purity, scalability, and theoretical foundations of structure-performance relationships are critical to achieving design control of neat-HNPs necessary for future applications, ranging from optical, energy, and sensor devices to lubricants, green-bodies, and structures. © 2013 Materials Research Society.

  6. Self-Assembly of Block Copolymer Chains To Promote the Dispersion of Nanoparticles in Polymer Nanocomposites.

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    Liu, Jun; Wang, Zixuan; Zhang, Zhiyu; Shen, Jianxiang; Chen, Yulong; Zheng, Zijian; Zhang, Liqun; Lyulin, Alexey V

    2017-10-05

    In this paper we adopt molecular dynamics simulations to study the amphiphilic AB block copolymer (BCP) mediated nanoparticle (NP) dispersion in polymer nanocomposites (PNCs), with the A-block being compatible with the NPs and the B-block being miscible with the polymer matrix. The effects of the number and components of BCP, as well as the interaction strength between A-block and NPs on the spatial organization of NPs, are explored. We find that the increase of the fraction of the A-block brings different dispersion effect to NPs than that of B-block. We also find that the best dispersion state of the NPs occurs in the case of a moderate interaction strength between the A-block and the NPs. Meanwhile, the stress-strain behavior is probed. Our simulation results verify that adopting BCP is an effective way to adjust the dispersion of NPs in the polymer matrix, further to manipulate the mechanical properties.

  7. Development and Application of a Sample Holder for In Situ Gaseous TEM Studies of Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells.

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    Kamino, Takeo; Yaguchi, Toshie; Shimizu, Takahiro

    2017-10-01

    Polymer electrolyte fuel cells hold great potential for stationary and mobile applications due to high power density and low operating temperature. However, the structural changes during electrochemical reactions are not well understood. In this article, we detail the development of the sample holder equipped with gas injectors and electric conductors and its application to a membrane electrode assembly of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell. Hydrogen and oxygen gases were simultaneously sprayed on the surfaces of the anode and cathode catalysts of the membrane electrode assembly sample, respectively, and observation of the structural changes in the catalysts were simultaneously carried out along with measurement of the generated voltages.

  8. Carbon Nanotube Dispersion in Solvents and Polymer Solutions: Mechanisms, Assembly, and Preferences.

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    Pramanik, Chandrani; Gissinger, Jacob R; Kumar, Satish; Heinz, Hendrik

    2017-12-26

    Debundling and dispersion of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in polymer solutions play a major role in the preparation of carbon nanofibers due to early effects on interfacial ordering and mechanical properties. A roadblock toward ultrastrong fibers is the difficulty to achieve homogeneous dispersions of CNTs in polyacrylonitrile (PAN) and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) precursor solutions in solvents such as dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMAc), and N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF). In this contribution, molecular dynamics simulations with accurate interatomic potentials for graphitic materials that include virtual π electrons are reported to analyze the interaction of pristine single wall CNTs with the solvents and polymer solutions at 25 °C. The results explain the barriers toward dispersion of SWCNTs and quantify CNT-solvent, polymer-solvent, as well as CNT-polymer interactions in atomic detail. Debundling of CNTs is overall endothermic and unfavorable with dispersion energies of +20 to +30 mJ/m 2 in the pure solvents, + 20 to +40 mJ/m 2 in PAN solutions, and +20 to +60 mJ/m 2 in PMMA solutions. Differences arise due to molecular geometry, polar, van der Waals, and CH-π interactions. Among the pure solvents, DMF restricts CNT dispersion less due to the planar geometry and stronger van der Waals interactions. PAN and PMMA interact favorably with the pure solvents with dissolution energies of -0.7 to -1.1 kcal per mole monomer and -1.5 to -2.2 kcal per mole monomer, respectively. Adsorption of PMMA onto CNTs is stronger than that of PAN in all solvents as the molecular geometry enables more van der Waals contacts between alkyl groups and the CNT surface. Polar side groups in both polymers prefer interactions with the polar solvents. Higher polymer concentrations in solution lead to polymer aggregation via alkyl groups and reduce adsorption onto CNTs. PAN and PMMA solutions in DMSO and dilute solutions in DMF support CNT dispersion more than other

  9. Six new coordination polymers constructed by 3-carboxyl-5-oxycarboxymethylpyridinio-1-carboxylate: Crystal structures, topologies, photoluminescent and magnetic properties

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    Yuan, Hong-Yan; Han, Min-Min; Jiang, Xian-Rong; Jiang, Zhan-Guo; Feng, Yun-Long

    2013-06-01

    Six new two-dimensional (2D) coordination polymers, [ML(H2O)3]n (M=Zn (1), Cd (2), Mn (3), Co (4)), [CdL(H2O)]n (5), [CdL(4,4'-bipy)]n·nH2O (6), (H2L=3-carboxyl-5-oxycarboxymethylpyridinio-1-carboxylate, 4,4'-bipy=4,4'-bipyridine), have been hydrothermally synthesized and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction analyses, IR spectra, and thermogravimetric analyses. 1, 2, 3, 4 are isostructural and feature a binodal (4,6)-connected topology with left- and right-handed helical chains with a pitch of 9.9560 Å. 5 can be topologically presented as an uninodal 6-connected network if the hydrogen bonds are also considered. 6 is a binodal (3,5)-connected 2D layer network. The photoluminescent properties of 1, 2, 5, 6 and magnetic properties of 3, 4 have been studied and discussed.

  10. Two novel indium coordination polymers derived from 2,6-pyridinedicarboxylate ligand: Syntheses, structures and photoluminescent properties

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    Yang, Lu; Xu, Jianing; Xia, Jing; Liu, Yunling; Wang, Li; Fan, Yong

    2014-10-01

    Two indium coordination polymers (CPs) with different structures InCl(2,6-pdc)(H2O) (1) and In2Cl4(2,6-pdc)(4,4‧-bipy)2 (2) were synthesized by the reactions of InCl3 with 2,6-pyridinedicarboxylic acid (2,6-H2pdc) and 4,4‧-bipyridine (4,4‧-bipy) ligands. Compound 1 features a two dimensional (2D) network with the rhombic windows constructed from novel [In2O6(H2O)2Cl2(2,6-pdc)2] dimeric building units and 2,6-pdc2- ligands. Compound 2 possesses a 2D layer structure which is accomplished by connecting the wavy chains to the distorted 4,4‧-bipy ligands. The different structures of 1 and 2 show the predominant influence of chlorine atoms and organic ligands. In addition, non-classical hydrogen-bond (C-H⋯Cl) interactions also play an important role in the formation of supramolecular architectures, for instance, to link 2D entities to 3D frameworks. These new In(III) CPs show intense fluorescence emission with long lifetimes in the solid state at room temperature.

  11. Synthetic Architecture of MgO/C Nanocomposite from Hierarchical-Structured Coordination Polymer toward Enhanced CO2 Capture.

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    Li, Ping; Liu, Wen; Dennis, John S; Zeng, Hua Chun

    2017-03-22

    Highly efficient, durable, and earth-abundant solid sorbents are of paramount importance for practical carbon capture, storage, and utilization. Here, we report a novel and facile two-step strategy to synthesize a group of hierarchically structured porous MgO/C nanocomposites using flowerlike Mg-containing coordination polymer as a precursor. The new nanocomposites exhibit superb CO2 capture performance with sorption capacity up to 30.9 wt % (at 27 °C, 1 bar CO2), fast sorption kinetics, and long cycling life. Importantly, the achieved capacity is >14 times higher than that of commercial MgO, and favorably exceeds the highest value recorded to date for MgO-based sorbents under similar operating conditions. On the basis of the morphological and textural property analysis, together with CO2 sorption mechanism study using CO2-TPD and DRIFT techniques, the outstanding performance in CO2 uptake originates from unique features of this type of sorbent materials, which include hierarchical architecture, porous building blocks of nanosheets, high specific surface area (ca. 300 m2/g), evenly dispersed MgO nanocrystallites (ca. 3 nm) providing abundant active sites, and the in situ generated carbon matrix that acts as a stabilizer to prevent the growth and agglomeration of MgO crystallites. The nanocomposite system developed in this work shows good potential for future low-cost CO2 abatement and utilization.

  12. Integration of porous coordination polymers and gold nanorods into core-shell mesoscopic composites toward light-induced molecular release.

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    Khaletskaya, Kira; Reboul, Julien; Meilikhov, Mikhail; Nakahama, Masashi; Diring, Stéphane; Tsujimoto, Masahiko; Isoda, Seiji; Kim, Franklin; Kamei, Ken-ichiro; Fischer, Roland A; Kitagawa, Susumu; Furukawa, Shuhei

    2013-07-31

    Besides conventional approaches for regulating in-coming molecules for gas storage, separation, or molecular sensing, the control of molecular release from the pores is a prerequisite for extending the range of their application, such as drug delivery. Herein, we report the fabrication of a new porous coordination polymer (PCP)-based composite consisting of a gold nanorod (GNR) used as an optical switch and PCP crystals for controlled molecular release using light irradiation as an external trigger. The delicate core-shell structures of this new platform, composed of an individual GNR core and an aluminum-based PCP shell, were achieved by the selective deposition of an aluminum precursor onto the surface of GNR followed by the replication of the precursor into aluminum-based PCPs. The mesoscopic structure was characterized by electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray elemental mapping, and sorption experiments. Combination at the nanoscale of the high storage capacity of PCPs with the photothermal properties of GNRs resulted in the implementation of unique motion-induced molecular release, triggered by the highly efficient conversion of optical energy into heat that occurs when the GNRs are irradiated into their plasmon band. Temporal control of the molecular release was demonstrated with anthracene as a guest molecule and fluorescent probe by means of fluorescence spectroscopy.

  13. High-energy coordination polymers (CPs) exhibiting good catalytic effect on the thermal decomposition of ammonium dinitramide

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    Li, Xin; Han, Jing; Zhang, Sheng; Zhai, Lianjie; Wang, Bozhou; Yang, Qi; Wei, Qing; Xie, Gang; Chen, Sanping; Gao, Shengli

    2017-09-01

    High-energy coordination polymers (CPs) not only exhibit good energetic performances but also have a good catalytic effect on the thermal decomposition of energetic materials. In this contribution, two high-energy CPs Cu2(DNBT)2(CH3OH)(H2O)3·3H2O (1) and [Cu3(DDT)2(H2O)2]n (2) (H2DNBT = 3,3‧-dinitro-5,5‧-bis(1H-1,2,4-triazole and H3DDT = 4,5-bis(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)-2H-1,2,3-triazole) were synthesized and structurally characterized. Furthermore, 1 was thermos-dehydrated to produce Cu2(DNBT)2(CH3OH)(H2O)3 (1a). The thermal decomposition kinetics of 1, 1a and 2 were studied by Kissinger's method and Ozawa's method. Thermal analyses and sensitivity tests show that all compounds exhibit high thermal stability and low sensitivity for external stimuli. Meanwhile, all compounds have large positive enthalpy of formation, which are calculated as being (1067.67 ± 2.62) kJ mol-1 (1), (1464.12 ± 3.12) kJ mol-1 (1a) and (3877.82 ± 2.75) kJ mol-1 (2), respectively. The catalytic effects of 1a and 2 on the thermal decomposition of ammonium dinitramide (ADN) were also investigated.

  14. Two-dimensional coordination polymer matrix for solid-phase extraction of pesticide residues from plant Cordia salicifolia.

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    de Carvalho, Pedro Henrique Viana; Barreto, Alysson Santos; Rodrigues, Marcelo O; Prata, Vanessa de Menezes; Alves, Péricles Barreto; de Mesquita, Maria Eliane; Alves, Severino; Navickiene, Sandro

    2009-06-01

    The 2D coordination polymer (infinity[Gd(DPA)(HDPA)]) was tested for extraction of acephate, chlorpropham, pirimicarb, bifenthrin, tetradifon, and phosalone from the medicinal plant Cordia salicifolia, whose extracts are commercialized in Brazil as diuretic, appetite suppressant, and weight loss products, using GC/MS, SIM. Considering that there are no Brazilian regulations concerning maximum permissible pesticide residue concentrations in medicinal herbs, recovery experiments were carried out (seven replicates), at two arbitrary fortification levels (0.5 and 1.0 mg/kg), resulting in recoveries in range of 20 to 107.7% and SDRSDs were between 5.6 and 29.1% for infinity[Gd(DPA)(HDPA)] sorbent. Detection and quantification limits for herb ranged from 0.10 to 0.15 mg/kg and from 0.15 to 0.25 mg/kg, respectively, for the different pesticides studied. The developed method is linear over the range assayed, 0.5-10.0 microg/mL, with correlation coefficients ranging from 0.9975 to 0.9986 for all pesticides. Comparison between infinity[Gd(DPA)(HDPA)] sorbent and conventional sorbent (neutral alumina) showed similar performance of infinity[Gd(DPA)(HDPA)] polymeric sorbent for three (bifenthrin, tetradifon, and phosalone) out of six pesticides tested.

  15. A novel label-free amperometric immunosensor for carcinoembryonic antigen based on Ag nanoparticle decorated infinite coordination polymer fibres.

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    Lu, Wenbo; Cao, Xiaowei; Tao, Lin; Ge, Juan; Dong, Jian; Qian, Weiping

    2014-07-15

    In this article, for the first time, a novel, high-yield and template-free method for the synthesis of Ag nanoparticle decorated thionine/infinite coordination polymer (AgNP/THI/ICP) fibres is proposed. The thionine can be adsorbed to the AgNP/THI/ICP fibres by π-conjugation and act as the redox probe. The AgNP/THI/ICP fibres not only favor the immobilization of antibody but also facilitate the electron transfer. It is found that the AgNP/THI/ICP fibres can be designed to act as a sensitive label-free electrochemical immunosensor for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) determination. Under the optimized conditions, the linear range of the proposed immunosensor is estimated to be from 50 fg/mL to 100 ng/mL and the detection limit is estimated to be 0.5 fg/mL at a signal-to-noise ratio of 3, respectively. The prepared immunosensor for detection of CEA shows high sensitivity, reproducibility and stability. Our study demonstrates that the proposed immunosensor has also been used to determine CEA successfully in diluted blood samples. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Silver coordination polymers for prevention of implant infection: thiol interaction, impact on respiratory chain enzymes, and hydroxyl radical induction.

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    Gordon, Oliver; Vig Slenters, Tünde; Brunetto, Priscilla S; Villaruz, Amer E; Sturdevant, Daniel E; Otto, Michael; Landmann, Regine; Fromm, Katharina M

    2010-10-01

    Prosthetic joint replacements are used increasingly to alleviate pain and improve mobility of the progressively older and more obese population. Implant infection occurs in about 5% of patients and entails significant morbidity and high social costs. It is most often caused by staphylococci, which are introduced perioperatively. They are a source of prolonged seeding and difficult to treat due to antibiotic resistance; therefore, infection prevention by prosthesis coating with nonantibiotic-type anti-infective substances is indicated. A renewed interest in topically used silver has fostered development of silver nanoparticles, which, however, present a potential health hazard. Here we present new silver coordination polymer networks with tailored physical and chemical properties as nanostructured coatings on metallic implant substrates. These compounds exhibited strong biofilm sugar-independent bactericidal activity on in vitro-grown biofilms and prevented murine Staphylococcus epidermidis implant infection in vivo with slow release of silver ions and limited transient leukocyte cytotoxicity. Furthermore, we describe the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of silver ion action by gene screening and by targeting cell metabolism of S. epidermidis at different levels. We demonstrate that silver ions inactivate enzymes by binding sulfhydryl (thiol) groups in amino acids and promote the release of iron with subsequent hydroxyl radical formation by an indirect mechanism likely mediated by reactive oxygen species. This is the first report investigating the global metabolic effects of silver in the context of a therapeutic application. We anticipate that the compounds presented here open a new treatment field with a high medical impact.

  17. Colorimetric and Fluorescent Dual Mode Sensing of Alcoholic Strength in Spirit Samples with Stimuli-Responsive Infinite Coordination Polymers.

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    Deng, Jingjing; Ma, Wenjie; Yu, Ping; Mao, Lanqun

    2015-07-07

    This study demonstrates a new strategy for colorimetric and fluorescent dual mode sensing of alcoholic strength (AS) in spirit samples based on stimuli-responsive infinite coordination polymers (ICPs). The ICP supramolecular network is prepared with 1,4-bis(imidazol-1-ylmethyl)benzene (bix) as the ligand and Zn(2+) as the central metal ion in ethanol, in which rhodamine B (RhB) is encapsulated through self-adaptive chemistry. In pure ethanol solvent, the as-formed RhB/Zn(bix) is well dispersed and quite stable. However, the addition of water into the ethanol dispersion of RhB/Zn(bix) destroys Zn(bix) network structure, resulting in the release of RhB from ICP into the solvent. As a consequence, the solvent displays the color of released RhB and, at the meantime, turns on the fluorescence of RhB, which constitutes a new mechanism for colorimetric and fluorescent dual mode sensing of AS in commercial spirit samples. With the method developed here, we could distinguish the AS of different commercial spirit samples by the naked eye within a wide linear range from 20 to 100% vol and by monitoring the increase of fluorescent intensity of the released RhB. This study not only offers a new method for on-spot visible detection of AS in commercial spirit samples, but also provides a strategy for designing dual mode sensing mechanisms for different analytical purposes based on novel stimuli-responsive materials.

  18. Mixed Cu(i)/Au(i) coordination polymers as reversible turn-on vapoluminescent sensors for volatile thioethers.

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    Varju, Bryton R; Ovens, Jeffrey S; Leznoff, Daniel B

    2017-06-13

    Vapour-phase thioethers play an important role in a wide number of fields, including plant biology, chemical weapon disposal, and brewing but few sensor materials are known. The emissive coordination polymer Cu1/2Au1/2CN does not react with vapour phase dimethyl sulphide (DMS) or diethyl sulphide (DES) despite the independent synthesis of emissive [Cu1/2Au1/2CN]2(DMS) and [Cu1/2Au1/2CN]2(DES) from their constituent components in solution. However, the doped Cu2/3Au1/3CN rapidly reacts in the solid state with both of these vapour phase thioethers reversibly, with a change in emission from 380/560 nm to 460 nm (DMS) or 420 nm (DES), illustrating that doping the inactive parent Cu1/2Au1/2CN with Cu(i) generates an active sensor material. This response can be thermally cycled with little to no loss in functionality. [Cu1/2Au1/2CN]2(DMS), [Cu2/3Au1/3CN]2(DMS), and [Cu2/3Au1/3CN]2(DES) were structurally characterized as 3-D network structures supported by aurophilic interactions.

  19. Synthesis, crystal structures, luminescence and catalytic properties of two d¹⁰ metal coordination polymers constructed from mixed ligands.

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    Wang, Xiao-xiao; Zhang, Ming-xi; Yu, Baoyi; Van Hecke, Kristof; Cui, Guang-hua

    2015-03-15

    Two new coordination polymers [Cd(bmb)(hmph)]n (1), {[Ag(bmb)]·H2btc}n (2) (bmb=1,4-bis(2-methylbenzimidazol-1-ylmethyl)benzene, H2hmph=homophthalic acid, H3btc=1,3,5-benzenetetracarboxylic acid) were synthesized under hydrothermal conditions and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods, IR spectroscopy, TGA, XRPD and elemental analysis. Complex 1 features a 3D threefold interpenetrating dia array with a 4-connected 6(6) topology. Complex 2 shows a 1D helix chain structure connected by L1 ligands, which is finally extended into a rarely 2D 4L2 supramolecular network via C-H⋯O hydrogen bond interactions. In addition, the luminescence and catalytic properties of the two complexes for the degradation of the methyl orange azo dye in a Fenton-like process were presented. The degradation efficiency of the methyl orange azo dye for 1 and 2 are 56% and 96%, respectively. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Thermodynamic versus kinetic control in self-assembly of zero-, one-, quasi-two-, and two-dimensional metal-organic coordination structures

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    Lin, Tao; Wu, Qi; Shi, Ziliang; Lin, Nian [Department of Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong (China); Liu, Jun; Liu, Pei Nian [Shanghai Key Laboratory of Functional Materials Chemistry and Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science and Technology, Meilong Road 130, Shanghai (China)

    2015-03-14

    Four types of metal-organic structures exhibiting specific dimensionality were studied using scanning tunneling microscopy and Monte Carlo simulations. The four structures were self-assembled out of specifically designed molecular building blocks via the same coordination motif on an Au(111) surface. We found that the four structures behaved differently in response to thermal annealing treatments: The two-dimensional structure was under thermodynamic control while the structures of lower dimension were under kinetic control. Monte Carlo simulations revealed that the self-assembly pathways of the four structures are associated with the characteristic features of their specific heat. These findings provide insights into how the dimensionality of supramolecular coordination structures affects their thermodynamic properties.

  1. De Novo Design of Supercharged, Unfolded Protein Polymers, and Their Assembly into Supramolecular Aggregates

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    Kolbe, Anke; Mercato, Loretta L. del; Abbasi, Azhar Z.; Rivera Gil, Pilar; Gorzini, Sekineh J.; Huibers, Willem; Poolman, Bert; Parak, Wolfgang J.; Herrmann, Andreas

    2011-01-01

    Here we report for the first time the design and expression of highly charged, unfolded protein polymers based on elastin-like peptides (ELPs). Positively and negatively charged variants were achieved by introducing lysine and glutamic acid residues, respectively, within the repetitive pentapeptide

  2. Polymer solution, fiber mat, and nanofiber membrane-electrode-assembly therewith, and method of fabricating same

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    2016-01-01

    In one aspect of the present invention, a fiber mat is provided. The fiber mat includes at least one type of fibers, which includes one or more polymers. The fiber mat may be a single fiber mat which includes one type of fibers, or may be a dual or multi fiber mat which includes multiple types of...

  3. High Circular Polarization of Electroluminescence Achieved via Self-Assembly of a Light-Emitting Chiral Conjugated Polymer into Multidomain Cholesteric Films.

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    Di Nuzzo, Daniele; Kulkarni, Chidambar; Zhao, Baodan; Smolinsky, Eilam; Tassinari, Francesco; Meskers, Stefan C J; Naaman, Ron; Meijer, E W; Friend, Richard H

    2017-12-26

    We demonstrate a facile route to obtain high and broad-band circular polarization of electroluminescence in single-layer polymer OLEDs. As a light-emitting material we use a donor-acceptor polyfluorene with enantiomerically pure chiral side-chains. We show that upon thermal annealing the polymer self-assembles into a multidomain cholesteric film. By varying the thickness of the polymer emitting layer, we achieve high levels of circular polarization of electroluminescence (up to 40% excess of right-handed polarization), which are the highest reported for polymer OLEDs not using chiral dopants or alignment layers. Mueller matrix ellipsometry shows strong optical anisotropies in the film, indicating that the circular polarization of luminescence arises mainly after the photon has been generated, through selective scattering and birefringence correlated in the direction of the initial linear polarization of the photon. Our work demonstrates that chirally substituted conjugated polymers can combine photonic and semiconducting properties in advanced optoelectronic devices.

  4. Structured multilayered electrodes of proton/electron conducting polymer for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells assembled by spray coating

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    Wolz, Andre; Zils, Susanne; Roth, Christina [Institute for Materials Science, TU Darmstadt, Petersenstr. 23, D-64287 Darmstadt (Germany); Michel, Marc [Department of Advanced Materials and Structures, CRP Henri Tudor, 66 Rue de Luxembourg, L-4002 Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg)

    2010-12-15

    Membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) for fuel cell applications consist of electron conductive support materials, proton conductive ionomer, and precious metal nanoparticles to enhance the catalytic activity towards H{sub 2} oxidation and O{sub 2} reduction. An optimized connection of all three phases is required to obtain a high noble metal utilization, and accordingly a good performance. Using polyaniline (PANI) as an alternative support material, the generally used ionomer Nafion {sup registered} could be replaced in the catalyst layer. PANI has the advantage to be electron and proton conductive at the same time, and can be used as a catalyst support as well. In this study, a new technique building up alternating layers of PANI supported catalyst and single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) supported catalyst is introduced. Multilayers of PANI and SWCNT catalysts are used on the cathode side, whereas the anode side is composed of commercial platinum/carbon black catalyst and Nafion {sup registered}, applied by an airbrush. No additional Nafion {sup registered} ionomer is used for proton conductivity of the cathode. The so called spray coating method results in high power densities up to 160 mW cm{sup -2} with a Pt loading of 0.06 mg cm{sup -2} at the cathode, yielding a Pt utilization of 2663 mW mg{sub Pt}{sup -1}. As well as PANI, supports of SWCNTs have the advantage to have a fibrous structure and additional, they provide high electron conductivity. The combination of the new technique and the fibrous 1-dimensional support materials leads to a porous 3-dimensional electrode network which could enhance the gas transport through the electrode as well as the Pt utilization. The spray coating method could be upgraded to an in-line process and is not restricted to batch production. (author)

  5. Sonochemical Synthesis of a Cobalt(II Coordination Polymer Nano-structure with azo ligand: A New Precursor for Preparation Pure Phase of Co3O4 Nanostructure

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    M. Hosseyni Sadr

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available A new nano-sized cobalt(II coordination polymer, (CoL1.0.5DMF.1.5CH3OH(1; [H2L1 = 5-(4-Carboxy phenyl azo salicyilic acid] has been synthesized by a sonochemical method. The thermal stability of compound 1 was studied by thermo- gravimetric and differential thermal analyses. Nano-structure of this coordination polymer was characterized by elemental analyses, IR spectroscopy,  powder X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. Nano-particles of Co3O4 were obtained by calcination of compound 1 at 550°C. The Co3O4  nano-particles were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy.

  6. Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Electroconducting Properties of a 1D Mixed-Valence Cu(I–Cu(II Coordination Polymer with a Dicyclohexyl Dithiocarbamate Ligand

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    Kenji Nakatani

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available A new mixed-valence Cu(I–Cu(II 1D coordination polymer, [CuI4CuIIBr4(Cy2dtc2]n, with an infinite chain structure is synthesized by the reaction of Cu(Cy2dtc2 (Cy2dtc− = dicyclohexyl dithiocarbamate, C13H22NS2 with CuBr·S(CH32. The as-synthesized polymer consists of mononuclear copper(II units of CuII(Cy2dtc2 and tetranuclear copper(I cluster units, CuI4Br4. In the cluster unit, all the CuI ions have distorted trigonal pyramidal coordination geometries, and the CuI–CuI or CuI–CuII distances between the nearest copper ions are shorter than the sum of van der Waals radii for Cu–Cu.

  7. Steric effect involved in Ln3+/Ce3+ exchange in a coordination polymer based on di(2-ethylhexyl)phosphoric acid.

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    Tasaki-Handa, Yuiko; Abe, Yukie; Ooi, Kenta; Tanaka, Mikiya; Wakisaka, Akihiro

    2014-01-28

    Coordination polymers can be attractive ion exchange materials because of their crystallinity and semi-flexibility, which are rather opposing properties, and play integral and synergistic roles in introducing unique ion-exchange behavior. In this paper, Ln(3+)/Ce(3+) exchange (Ln(3+) = Nd(3+), Gd(3+), Dy(3+), or Lu(3+)) in a coordination polymer, [Ce(dehp)3], based on di(2-ethylhexyl)phosphoric acid (Hdehp) is studied by distribution coefficient measurements, ion-exchange isotherms, Kielland plot analysis, and morphology observation. The ion-exchange selectivity is in the order Nd(3+) dissolution-recrystallization. The small steric strain in the Nd(3+)/Ce(3+) system leads to the formation of a Nd(3+)-and-Ce(3+) solid-solution, whereas the morphological change is possibly restrained by the strong strain caused by loaded Ln(3+) with an ionic size significantly smaller than the original Ce(3+).

  8. Fiber Optic pH Sensor with Self-Assembled Polymer Multilayer Nanocoatings

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    Hwa-Yaw Tam; Jacques Albert; Ming-Jie Yin; Li-Yang Shao

    2013-01-01

    A fiber-optic pH sensor based on a tilted fiber Bragg grating (TFBG) with electrostatic self-assembly multilayer sensing film is presented. The pH sensitive polymeric film, poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDDA) and poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) was deposited on the circumference of the TFBG with the layer-by-layer (LbL) electrostatic self-assembly technique. The PDDA/PAA film exhibits a reduction in refractive index by swelling in different pH solutions. This effect results in wavelength s...

  9. A copper-benzotriazole based coordination polymer catalyzes the efficient one-pot synthesis of (N'-substituted)-hydrazo-4-aryl-1,4-dihydropyridines from azines

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    Kallitsakis, Michael; Loukopoulos, Edward; Abdul-Sada, Alaa; Tizzard, Graham J; Simon J. Coles; Kostakis, George E.; Ioannis N. Lykakis

    2017-01-01

    A series of new (N’-substituted)-hydrazo-4-aryl-1,4 dihydropyridines were successfully synthesized via a facile one pot catalytic pathway utilizing azines and propiolate esters as starting materials and 1D Cu benzotriazoles based coordination polymer as catalyst. In the absence of catalyst, the corresponding 5-substituted 4,5-dihydro pyrazoles were formed in moderate to high yields. Fine-tuning the catalysts allowed us to gain more insights regarding the plausible reaction mechanism.

  10. A perception of ferro- and antiferromagnetic interactions in a two dimensional Ni(II) heterochiral coordination polymer showing unusual CO₂ uptake behavior.

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    Jena, Himanshu Sekhar; Goswami, Soumyabrata; Sanda, Suresh; Parshamoni, Srinivasulu; Biswas, Soumava; Konar, Sanjit

    2014-12-07

    We present a robust two dimensional coordination polymer, [Ni2(L)2(N(CN)2)2]n (1) (LH = 2-((1-(pyridin-2-yl)ethylimino)methyl)phenol; N(CN)2(-) = dicyanamide ion) using a chiral Schiff base (LH), which shows diastereoselectivity in the structure via a chiral self-discrimination process, ferro- and antiferromagnetic interactions among the metal centers and unusual CO2 uptake behavior as a porous framework.

  11. The Diphosphorus Complex [Cp2Mo2(CO)4(η2‐P2)] as a Building Block for the Synthesis of Mixed‐Hybrid Coordination Polymers

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    Moussa, Mehdi Elsayed; Attenberger, Bianca; Fleischmann, Martin; Schreiner, Andrea

    2016-01-01

    The three‐component reaction of the tetrahedral diphosphorus complex [Cp2Mo2(CO)4(η2‐P2)] (1), with Ag[BF4] (2) in the presence of 2,2′‐bipyrimidine (3) leads to the formation of the two novel two‐dimensional networks 4 and 5. Compound 4 is a new two‐dimensional organometallic‐organic hybrid polymer, while derivative 5 represents a unique two‐dimensional organometallic‐inorganic‐organic hybrid polymer. These results show the possibility of synthesizing a new class of coordination polymers, which could not be obtained from two‐component reactions with organic molecules in addition of metal ions. PMID:27867315

  12. Exploiting Fluorescent Polymers To Probe the Self-Assembly of Virus-like Particles

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    Caden-Nava, Ruben D.; Hu, Yufang; Garmann, Rees F.

    2011-01-01

    ), and that the total charge on the PSS exceeds that of the capsid protein by as much as a factor of 9. Here, we extend studies of this kind to PSS molecules that are sufficiently small that two or more can be packaged into VLPs. The use of 38 kDa PSS polymers that have been fluorescently labeled with Rhodamine B...... the molar ratio of protein to PSS in the reaction mix shifts the VLP distribution from T = 1 to T = 2 structures. By combining fluorescence and gel electrophoresis measurements, it is determined that, on average, there are two polymers in each T = 1 capsid and three in each T = 2, with the PSS charge less...

  13. Copper(II) coordination polymers: tunable structures and a different activation effect of hydrogen peroxide for the degradation of methyl orange under visible light irradiation.

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    Liu, Lu; Wu, Dongqing; Zhao, Bei; Han, Xiao; Wu, Jie; Hou, Hongwei; Fan, Yaoting

    2015-01-21

    By tuning the synthesis conditions, based on a conformation-sensitive ligand, 1,4-bis(1,2,4-triazole-1-methylene)-2,3,5,6-tetramethyl benzene (btmx) and Cu(NO3)2·3H2O/CuCl2·2H2O, we have obtained three Cu(ii) coordination polymers with diverse structures, namely, {[Cu(btmx)2(H2O)]·2NO3}n (), {[Cu(btmx)2(Cl)2]·5H2O}n () and [Cu(btmx)(Cl)2]n (). Complex exhibits a novel 2D → 3D interpenetrating structure with a point symbol of 6(3). Complex features an irregular 2D grid with (4(4)·6(2)) topology. The structure of complex is a 1D double chain structure. The ultraviolet-visible absorption spectra and TG curves of these complexes are also presented and discussed. Moreover, under visible light, the coordination polymers , , and display a different activation effect of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) for the photocatalytic decomposition of methyl orange (MO), which indicates that the coordination polymers may have bright prospects in the field of photocatalytic degradation of dyes.

  14. Series of coordination polymers based on 4-(5-sulfo-quinolin-8-yloxy) phthalate and bipyridinyl coligands: Structure diversity and properties

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    Feng, Xun [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang 471022 (China); Liu, Jing [College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001 (China); College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang 471022 (China); Li, Jin; Ma, Lu-Fang [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang 471022 (China); Wang, Li-Ya, E-mail: wlya@lynu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang 471022 (China); College of Chemistry and Pharmacy Engineering, Nanyang Normal University, Nanyang 473601 (China); Ng, Seik-Weng [Department of Chemistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603 (Malaysia); Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 80203 (Saudi Arabia); Qin, Guo-Zhan [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang 471022 (China)

    2015-10-15

    Reactions between later metal salts and conjugational N-hetrocyclic sulfonate/ carboxylic acid under the presence of bipyridyl auxiliary ligands afforded a series of manganese, nickel, zinc, silver, cadmium coordination polymers bearing with phenyl pendant arm attached to quinoline skeletons, and they have been characterized by elements analysis, thermogravimetry, infrared spectroscopy and single-crystal X-ray diffraction studying. The series of polymers show interesting structural diversity in coordination environment, dimensions and topologies. They are all built from 2-D networks constructed from metal cluster through sulfonate or carboxylate groups, as the secondary building unit (SBU). The thermalgravimetric analyses show that they display framework stabilities in solid state. Variable-temperature magnetic susceptibility studies reveal the existence of antiferromagnetic interactions between adjacent Mn (II) ions in 1, and ferromagnetic interactions between Ni(II) ions for 2, respectively. The photo-luminescence properties of 3-5 have also been investigated systemically. - Highlights: • A series of coordination polymers based on later transition metal ions have been obtained. • They contain conjugational N-hetrocyclic sulfonate-carboxylic acid and bipyridyl auxiliary ligands. • They have been characterized systemically. • They exhibit structure diversity and interesting properties.

  15. Synthesis and characterization of gold nanoparticles in a self-assembled ionic liquid polymer nanocomposite

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    Magurudeniya, Harsha; Ringstrand, Bryan; Jungjohann, Katherine; Firestone, Millicent

    Incorporation of nanoparticles(NPs) into polymer matrices has attracted interest, offering a means to create multi-functional materials combining the attributes of polymers (flexibility, processability, mechanical durability) with the opto-electrical properties of NPs. Synthesis of a self-supporting, hierarchically structured Au NP-network polymer was accomplished via a ``one-pot'' reaction employing a mesophase of AuCl3 and an imidazolium based-ionic liquid (IL) containing a acrylate group. In-situ generation of NPs was achieved by reduction of Au3+which in turn yields concomitant initiation of the polymerization of the mesophase. FT-IR and thermal analysis confirmed acrylate cross-linking. X-ray scattering confirms preservation of the mesophase within the NP composite. TEM showed a distribution of the NPs within the composite of primarily non-spherical morphologies. The co-integration of a macromer, PEG diacrylate, served as a reducing agent for the Au and the amount incorporated into the mesophase allowed for manipulation of the swelling factor of the resultant nanocomposite in a ethanol, providing means to modulate the plasmonic resonance of the NPs. This methodology provides means for organizing NPs within the structured regions of the poly(IL) matrix. Such composites may be of interest for photonic/sensing applications.

  16. Design and evaluation of antibiotic releasing self- assembled scaffolds at room temperature using biodegradable polymer particles.

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    Admane, Prasad; Gupta, Jatin; I J, Ancy; Kumar, Robin; Panda, Amulya K

    2017-03-30

    Biodegradable polymer-based drug-eluting implants offer many advantages such as predictable drug release kinetics, safety, and acceptable drug loading under ambient conditions. Herein, we describe fabrication and evaluation of antibiotic loaded scaffolds for localized delivery and tissue engineering applications. PDLLA particles entrapping gentamycin were formulated using solvent evaporation method and used for scaffold fabrication. Optimization of formulation parameters such as pH of the internal aqueous phase and combination of excipients like glycerol, polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) resulted in high entrapment efficiencies up to 96% of gentamicin in particles with drug load of 16-18μg/mg of polymer particles. These microparticles were fused in presence of methanol at ambient temperatures to form scaffolds of different geometry having reasonable mechanical strength. Porosity of these scaffolds was found to be more than 80%. Antibiotic released from the scaffolds was found to be bioactive as tested against Staphylococcus aureus and the release pattern was biphasic over a period of one week. The scaffolds were found to be non-toxic to murine fibroblasts cultures in vitro as well as to mice upon subcutaneous implantation. This method provides a novel and easy way of fabricating antibiotic loaded polymer scaffolds for varieties of applications. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  17. Synthesis and Structure of a New Copper(II) Coordination Polymer Alternately Bridged by Oxamido and Carboxylate Groups: Evaluation of DNA/BSA Binding and Cytotoxic Activities.

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    Jin, Xiao-Ting; Zheng, Kang; Li, Yan-Tuan; Wu, Zhi-Yong; Yan, Cui-Wei

    2015-08-01

    A new one-dimensional (1D) copper(II) coordination polymer {[Cu2 (dmaepox)(dabt)](NO3) · 0.5 H2 O}n , where H3 dmaepox and dabt denote N-benzoato-N'-(3-methylaminopropyl)oxamide and 2,2'-diamino-4,4'-bithiazole, respectively, was synthesized and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and other methods. The crystal structure analysis revealed that the two copper(II) ions are bridged alternately by cis-oxamido and carboxylato groups to form a 1-D coordination polymer with the corresponding Cu · · · Cu separations of 5.1946(19) and 5.038(2) Å. There is a three-dimensional supramolecular structure constructed by hydrogen bonding and π-π stacking interactions in the crystal. The reactivity towards herring sperm DNA (HS-DNA) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) indicated that the copper(II) polymer can interact with the DNA in the mode of intercalation, and bind to BSA responsible for quenching of tryptophan fluorescence by the static quenching mechanism. The in vitro cytotoxicity suggested that the copper(II) polymer exhibits cytotoxic effects against the selected tumor cell lines. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  18. Conductive polymer nanocomposites with hierarchical multi-scale structures via self-assembly of carbon-nanotubes on graphene on polymer-microspheres

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    Tang, Changyu; Long, Gucheng; Hu, Xin; Wong, Ka-Wai; Lau, Woon-Ming; Fan, Meikun; Mei, Jun; Xu, Tao; Wang, Bin; Hui, David

    2014-06-01

    A novel and highly conductive 3-dimensional (3D) hierarchical multi-scale structure is formed by a new, simple, facile, and water-based method that enables practical production of conductive carbon nanofiller/polymer composites. More specifically, the π-π interaction between CNTs and graphene oxide (GO) is exploited to disperse conductive but non-polar CNTs with amphiphilic GO sheets to form a stable aqueous colloidal solution. Aqueous-dispersible latex-polystyrene microspheres are then added to enable the self-assembly processes of anchoring CNTs on GO and wrapping microspheres with GO-stabilized CNTs for the formation of an intriguing 3D hierarchical multi-scale structure. During this process, GO is reduced to conductive reduced-graphene oxide (RGO). The resultant RGO sheets act as ``nano-walls'' to prevent CNTs from randomly diffusing into the polymer bulk during thermal pressing of RGO-CNT/microspheres, which results in the formation of a 3D foam-like network of RGO-CNTs with high quality. The resultant composite with such a structure gives an ultra-low percolation threshold (0.03 vol% RGO-CNTs) and a reasonably high conductivity (153 S m-1 at 4 vol% RGO-CNTs), which could satisfy various applications requiring both transparency and electrical conduction characteristics (e.g. transparent antistatic coatings, capacitive touch-screens, and transparent electronic devices).A novel and highly conductive 3-dimensional (3D) hierarchical multi-scale structure is formed by a new, simple, facile, and water-based method that enables practical production of conductive carbon nanofiller/polymer composites. More specifically, the π-π interaction between CNTs and graphene oxide (GO) is exploited to disperse conductive but non-polar CNTs with amphiphilic GO sheets to form a stable aqueous colloidal solution. Aqueous-dispersible latex-polystyrene microspheres are then added to enable the self-assembly processes of anchoring CNTs on GO and wrapping microspheres with GO

  19. Luminescent Zn(II) Coordination Polymers for Highly Selective Sensing of Cr(III) and Cr(VI) in Water.

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    Gu, Tian-Yi; Dai, Ming; Young, David James; Ren, Zhi-Gang; Lang, Jian-Ping

    2017-04-17

    Three photoluminescent zinc coordination polymers (CPs), {[Zn2(tpeb)2(2,5-tdc)(2,5-Htdc)2]·2H2O}n (1), {[Zn2(tpeb)2(1,4-ndc)(1,4-Hndc)2]·2.6H2O}n (2), and {[Zn2(tpeb)2(2,3-ndc)2]·H2O}n (3) (tpeb = 1,3,5-tri-4-pyridyl-1,2-ethenylbenzene, 2,5-tdc = 2,5-thiophenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-ndc = 1,4-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid, and 2,3-ndc = 2,3-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid) were prepared from reactions of Zn(NO3)2·6H2O with tpeb and 2,5-H2tdc, 1,4-H2ndc, or 2,3-H2ndc under solvothermal conditions. Compound 1 has a two-dimensional (2D) grid-like network formed from bridging 1D [Zn(tpeb)]n chains via 2,5-tdc dianions. 2 and 3 possess similar one-dimensional (1D) double-chain structures derived from bridging the [Zn(tpeb)]n chains via pairs of 1,4-ndc or 2,3-ndc ligands. The solid-state, visible emission by 1-3 was quenched by Cr3+, CrO42-, and Cr2O72- ions in water with detection limits by the most responsive complex 3 of 0.88 ppb for Cr3+ and 2.623 ppb for Cr2O72- (pH = 3) or 1.734 ppb for CrO42- (pH = 12). These values are well below the permissible limits set by the USEPA and European Union and the lowest so far reported for any bi/trifunctional CPs sensors. The mechanism of Cr3+ luminescence quenching involves irreversible coordination to free pyridyl sites in the CP framework, while the Cr6+ quenching involves reversible overlap of the absorption bands of the analytes with those of the excitation and/or emission bands for 3.

  20. Vapochromic luminescence and flexibility control of porous coordination polymers by substitution of luminescent multinuclear Cu(I) cluster nodes.

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    Hayashi, Takahiro; Kobayashi, Atsushi; Ohara, Hiroki; Yoshida, Masaki; Matsumoto, Takeshi; Chang, Ho-Chol; Kato, Masako

    2015-09-21

    Two luminescent porous coordination polymers (PCPs), i.e., [Cu2(μ2-I)2ctpyz]n and [Cu4(μ3-I)4ctpyz]n (Cu2 and Cu4, respectively; ctpyz = cis-1,3,5-cyclohexanetriyl-2,2',2″-tripyrazine), were successfully synthesized and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and luminescence spectroscopic measurements. Cu2 consists of rhombus-type dinuclear {Cu2I2} cores bridged by ctpyz ligands, while Cu4 is constructed of cubane-type tetranuclear {Cu4I4} cores bridged by ctpyz ligands. The void fraction of Cu4 is estimated to be 48.0%, which is significantly larger than that of Cu2 (19.9%). Under UV irradiation, both PCPs exhibit red luminescence at room temperature in the solid state (λem values of 660 and 614 nm for Cu2 and Cu4, respectively). Although the phosphorescence of Cu2 does not change upon removal and/or adsorption of EtOH solvent molecules in the porous channels, the solid-state emission maximum of Cu4 red-shifts by 36 nm (λem = 650 nm) upon the removal of the adsorbed benzonitrile (PhCN) molecules from the porous channels (and vice versa). This large difference in the vapochromic behavior of Cu2 and Cu4 is closely related to the framework flexibility. The framework of Cu2 is sufficiently rigid to retain the porous structure without solvated EtOH molecules, whereas the porous structure of Cu4 collapses easily after removal of the adsorbed PhCN molecules to form a nonporous amorphous phase. The original vapor-adsorbed porous structure of Cu4 is regenerated by exposure of the amorphous solid to not only PhCN vapor but also tetrahydrofuran, acetone, ethyl acetate, and N,N-dimethylformamide vapors. The Cu4 structures with the various adsorbed solvents showed almost the same emission maxima as the original PhCN-adsorbed Cu4, except for DMF-adsorbed Cu4, which showed no luminescence probably because of weak coordination of the DMF vapor molecules to the Cu(I) centers of the tetranuclear {Cu4I4} core.

  1. PREFACE: IUMRS-ICA 2008 Symposium, Sessions 'X. Applications of Synchrotron Radiation and Neutron Beam to Soft Matter Science' and 'Y. Frontier of Polymeric Nano-Soft-Materials - Precision Polymer Synthesis, Self-assembling and Their Functionalization'

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    Takahara, Atsushi; Kawahara, Seiichi

    2009-09-01

    aimed to provide recent advances in polymer synthesis, self-assembling processes and morphologies, and functionalization of nano-soft-materials in order to initiate mutual and collaborative research interest that is essential to develop revolutionarily new nano-soft-materials in the decades ahead. Four Keynote lectures, 15 invited talks and 30 posters presented important new discoveries in polymeric nano-soft-materials, precision polymer synthesis, self-assembling and their functionalization. As for the precision polymer synthesis, the latest results were provided for studies on synthesis of polyrotaxane with movable graft chains, organic-inorganic hybridization of polymers, supra-molecular coordination assembly of conjugated polymers, precision polymerization of adamantane-containing monomers, production of high density polymer brush and synthesis of rod coil type polymer. The state-of-the-art results were introduced for the formation of nano-helical-structure of block copolymer containing asymmetric carbon atoms, self-assembling of block copolymers under the electric field, self-assembling of liquid crystalline elastomers, preparation of nano cylinder template films and mesoscopic simulation of phase transition of polymers and so forth. Moreover, recent advantages of three-dimensional electron microtomography and scanning force microscopy were proposed for analyses of nano-structures and properties of polymeric multi-component systems. Syntheses, properties and functions of slide-ring-gel, organic-inorganic hybrid hydrogels, hydrogel nano-particles, liquid-crystalline gels, the self-oscillating gels, and double network gels attracted participants' attention. Modifications of naturally occurring polymeric materials with supercritical carbon dioxide were introduced as a novel technology. Some of the attractive topics are presented in this issue. We are grateful to all the speakers and participants for valuable contributions and active discussions. Organizing committee

  2. Two new two-dimensional coordination polymers based on isophthalate and a flexible N-donor ligand containing benzimidazole and pyridine rings: synthesis, crystal structures and a solid-state UV-Vis study.

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    Hasi, Qi Meige; Fan, Yan; Hou, Chen; Yao, Xiao Qiang; Liu, Jia Cheng

    2016-10-01

    In coordination chemistry and crystal engineering, many factors influence the construction of coordination polymers and the final frameworks depend greatly on the organic ligands used. N-Donor ligands with diverse coordination modes and conformations have been employed to assemble metal-organic frameworks. Carboxylic acid ligands can deprotonate completely or partially when bonding to metal ions and can also act as donors or acceptors of hydrogen bonds and are thus good candidates for the construction of supramolecular architectures. Two new transition metal complexes, namely poly[diaqua(μ4-1,4-bis{[1-(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-1H-benz[d]imidazol-2-yl]methoxy}benzene)bis(μ2-isophthalato)dicobalt(II)], [Co(C8H4O4)(C34H28N6O2)0.5(H2O)]n, (1), and poly[diaqua(μ4-1,4-bis{[1-(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-1H-benz[d]imidazol-2-yl]methoxy}benzene)bis(μ2-isophthalato)dicadmium(II)], [Cd(C8H4O4)(C34H28N6O2)0.5(H2O)]n, have been constructed using a symmetric N-donor ligand and a carboxylate ligand under hydrothermal conditions. X-ray crystallographic studies reveal that complexes (1) and (2) are isostructural, both of them exhibiting three-dimensional supramolecular architectures built by hydrogen bonds in which the coordinated water molecules serve as donors, while the O atoms of the carboxylate groups act as acceptors. Furthermore, (1) and (2) have been characterized by elemental, IR spectroscopic, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and thermogravimetric analyses. The UV-Vis absorption spectrum of complex (1) has also been investigated.

  3. Amphiphilic polymer promoted assembly of macroporous graphene/SnO2 frameworks with tunable porosity for high-performance lithium storage.

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    Huang, Yanshan; Wu, Dongqing; Wang, Jinzuan; Han, Sheng; Lv, Lu; Zhang, Fan; Feng, Xinliang

    2014-06-12

    3D macroporous graphene/SnO2 frameworks (MGTFs) are fabricated by amphiphilic polymer-promoted assembly method, which exhibit controllable macroporous structure and outstanding lithium storage performance. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. Effect of Small Molecule Osmolytes on the Self-Assembly and Functionality of Globular Protein-Polymer Diblock Copolymers

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    Thomas, Carla S.; Xu, Liza; Olsen, Bradley D. [MIT

    2013-12-05

    Blending the small molecule osmolytes glycerol and trehalose with the model globular protein–polymer block copolymer mCherry-b-poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) (mCherry-b-PNIPAM) is demonstrated to improve protein functionality in self-assembled nanostructu