Affiliations: [a] Department of Chemistry, Mahatma Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India | [b] Department of Chemistry, S. N. College, Chempazhanthy, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India | [c] XRD Lab, SAIF, IIT-Madras, Chennai, India
Correspondence to: M.R. Sudarsanakumar, Department of Chemistry, Mahatma Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram 695 004, Kerala, India. Tel.: +91 471 2592617; firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: A novel 2D metal–organic framework poly DL-aspartatolead(II)hemihydrate has been successfully grown by single gel diffusion technique. Sodium metasilicate was employed for gel preparation. Single crystal X-ray diffraction study reveals that the title compound crystallizes in monoclinic crystal system with space group C2/c. The compound possesses a ladder shaped framework with hydrophobic 1D channels and the lattice water molecules are entrapped in Pb2O2 rings. The various functional groups present were identified by FT-IR spectral analysis. The molecular formula of the grown crystals was obtained by elemental analysis. The optical absorption range of the compound was analyzed by UV-Visible absorption studies. The thermogravimetric studies of the compound were also carried out.
Keywords: Gel method, amino acid, single crystal X-diffraction, hydrophobic channels, metal–organic framework