Tetrazoleacetic acid templated 3d-4f heterometallic-organic frameworks constructed from different ligands: structures, luminescence, magnetism and photocatalytic properties

A series of 3-D lanthanide-transition 3d-4f heterometallic complexes have been synthesized by hydrothermal route from mixtures of 2,2′-bipyridyl-5,5′-dicarboxylic acid (H2bpdc) and acetic acid (HAc) with tetrazoleacetic acid as template. The single-crystal X-ray analysis shows that nine CdLn(H2O)2Cl2(bpdc)Ac complexes (Ln = La for 1, Pr for 2, Nd for 3, Sm for 4, Eu for 5, Gd for 6, Dy for 7, Ho for 8, Er for 9) crystallized in the space group P-1 and featured three-nodal (3, 4, 6)-three connected topological frameworks. The photocatalytic behaviors imply that 19 have significant photocatalytic activities for degradation of RhB.