Novel Co-based metal-organic frameworks and their magnetic properties using asymmetrically binding 4-(4'-carboxyphenyl)-1,2,4-triazole.

Two novel Co-based metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) were synthesised and characterised using an asymmetrically binding ligand, 4-(4'-carboxyphenyl)-1,2,4 triazole (Hcpt). The isolated [Co3(II)(μ3-O)(OH)(cpt)3(H2O)2]n·xH2O·yDMF, Co-MOF1, exhibits a rhombohedral crystal structure (space group, P63/mc), with a trinuclear cobalt core that resembles the MIL88… (More)