A new three-dimensional zinc(II)−barium(II) coordination polymer based on trimesic acid and imidazole ligands: synthesis, structure and properties


  • Natthakorn Phadungsak Materials and Textile Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Patumthani 12121, Thailand
  • Supakorn Boonyuen Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Patumthani 12121, Thailand
  • Darunee Sertphon Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Rangsit University, Patumthani 12000, Thailand
  • Winya Dungkeaw Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham 44150, Thailand
  • Filip Kielar Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok 65000, Thailand
  • Kittipong Chainok Materials and Textile Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Patumthani 12121, Thailand


coordination polymers, crystal structure, photoluminescence, cobalt(II), barium(II), zinc(II)


A new zinc(II)‒barium(II) bimetallic coordination polymer, [BaZn2(TMA)2(Im)2] (1), has been synthesized by hydrothermal reaction of zinc(II) acetate, barium(II) acetate, trimesic acid (H3TMA), and imidazole (Im), and was characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, powder X-ray diffraction, elemental analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, and infrared and photoluminescence spectroscopy.  Single crystal X-ray analysis reveals that compound 1 crystallizes in the centrosymmetric triclinic system with space group P-1 and features a dense three-dimensional framework.  Compound 1 exhibits intense blue fluorescent emission in the solid state at room temperature and the framework shows remarkable thermal stability up to 460°C.


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How to Cite

Phadungsak, N. ., Boonyuen, S. ., Sertphon, D. ., Dungkeaw, W. ., Kielar, F. ., & Chainok, K. . (2023). A new three-dimensional zinc(II)−barium(II) coordination polymer based on trimesic acid and imidazole ligands: synthesis, structure and properties. Journal of Current Science and Technology, 8(1), 1–9. Retrieved from https://ph04.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JCST/article/view/482



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