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Wu G.,Chu Zhou University | Wu G.,Nanjing University | Zhang S.-Q.,Chu Zhou University | Wang X.-F.,Xiao Zhuang University | Liu G.-X.,Xiao Zhuang University
Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic and Nano-Metal Chemistry | Year: 2014

The title complex [Ca2(ma)2(H2O) 2] (1), where ma2- is maleate anion, was obtained by reaction of maleic anhydride ligand and CaCO3 under hydrothemal process. Its structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses, and further characterized by elemental analyses and IR spectra. Complex 1 is three-dimensional network structure, in which the Ca(II) center takes seven-coordinated distorted pentgonal bipyramidal geometry. Each ma 2- anion acts as a 4μ-bridge ligand to form 3D framework, in which one carboxylate group adopts a 3- η2:η2 fashion, while the other takes a μ2-η1:η1 coordinating model. Its solid-state fluorescent property was investigated in this paper. Furthermore, we describe a simple method for the production of micro-crystalline calcite CaCO3 particles based on direct calcination of complex 1 as a precursor at moderately elevated temperature. Copyright © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.


Wu G.,Chu Zhou University | Wu G.,Nanjing University | Feng J.-H.,Chu Zhou University | Wang X.-F.,Xiao Zhuang University
Zeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie | Year: 2012

A coordination polymer [Ba 12(btc) 8(H 2O) 23] (1) was obtained by self-assembly of the corresponding metal carbonate with benzene-1, 2, 3-tricarboxylic acid ligand (H 3btc), and its structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The results revealed that complex 1 has a three dimensional structure. In 1, the btc 3- anions adopt four different conformation and coordination modes. Bridging btc 3- anions and μ 2-bridging water molecules connect Ba II ions to generate a two dimensional layer. Further, μ 2-bridging coordinated water molecules connect the Ba II ions of neighboring layers to form a three dimensional structure. Additionally, the luminescent property and thermal stability of 1 were investigated. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.


Wu G.,Chu Zhou University | Wang X.-F.,Xiao Zhuang University | Guo L.,Chu Zhou University | Li H.-H.,Chu Zhou University
Journal of Chemical Crystallography | Year: 2011

Two new complexes [Zn(sal)2(tpt)]•H2O(1), [Cd(sal)2(tpt)(H2O)]•H2O(2), have been obtained through ligands tpt and Hsal, where Hsal is salicylic acid and tpt is 2,4,6-tripyridyl-1,3,5-triazine, reacting with Zn(II) and Cd(II) salts. Their structures are fully characterized by IR spectroscopy, elemental analysis, single crystal X-ray diffraction. In complex 1, Zn(II) is coordinated by three N atoms and two O atom with a distorted square pyramidal coordination geometry. In 2, Each Cd(II) atom is seven-coordinated with a distorted pentagonal bipyramidal coordination geometry. The structural differences between two complexes show the influence of the coordinating orientation of metal ions. These two mononuclear complexes are further extended into three-dimensional structure via π-π, C-H•••π and hydrogen bonding interactions. The solid state luminescent properties of complex 1, 2 are also reported. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.


Wang X.-F.,Xiao Zhuang University | Yu L.,Chu Zhou University | Wei H.,Chu Zhou University | Wu G.,Chu Zhou University
Zeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie | Year: 2011

A coordination polymer [Ba(pcmb)(H2O)2.5] (1) was obtained by self-assembly of the corresponding metal carbonate with a flexible ligand, p-(carboxyl-methyloxy)-benzenecarboxylic acid (H2pcmb), and its structure was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The result revealed that complex 1 has a three-dimensional structure, in which the barium(II) atom takes a distorted eight-coordinate bicapped anti-prism arrangement. The pcmb2- anion acts as a μ4-bridge ligand, in which carboxylate groups adopt monodentate and μ3- ν2:ν1-bridging two different coordination models to generate a three-dimensional network structure. The luminescence property and thermal stability of 1 were investigated. Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.


Wu G.,Chu Zhou University | Wang X.-F.,Xiao Zhuang University | Guo X.L.,Chu Zhou University | Yu L.,Chu Zhou University
Zeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie | Year: 2010

Two isostructural complexes [Ca(hssal)(H2O)2] n (1) and [Sr(hssal)(H2O)2]n (2) (hssal2-= 5-sulfosalicylate anion) are obtained by using the ligand 5-sulfosalicylic acid and alkaline earth metal salts under hydrothermal conditions. Their structures were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis and further characterized by elemental analyses and IR spectroscopy. Complexes 1 and 2 have a two-dimensional network structure, in which the Ca II and SrII ions have an octacoordinate distorted square antiprismatic arrangement. Each subsalicylate anion acts as a μ4-bridging ligand, whereas the carboxylate group adopts a chelating coordination. Luminescence properties and thermal stabilities of complexes 1 and 2 were investigated. © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.


News Article | September 15, 2016
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UCLA nanoscience researchers have determined that a fluid that behaves similarly to water in our day-to-day lives becomes as heavy as honey when trapped in a nanocage of a porous solid, offering new insights into how matter behaves in the nanoscale world. “We are learning more and more about the properties of matter at the nanoscale so that we can design machines with specific functions,” says senior author Miguel García-Garibay, dean of the UCLA Division of Physical Sciences and professor of chemistry and biochemistry. The research is published in the journal ACS Central Science. Just how small is the nanoscale? A nanometer is less than 1/1,000 the size of a red blood cell and about 1/20,000 the diameter of a human hair. Despite years of research by scientists around the world, the extraordinarily small size of matter at the nanoscale has made it challenging to learn how motion works at this scale. “This exciting research, supported by the National Science Foundation, represents a seminal advance in the field of molecular machines,” says Eugene Zubarev, a program director at the NSF. “It will certainly stimulate further work, both in basic research and real-life applications of molecular electronics and miniaturized devices. Miguel Garcia-Garibay is among the pioneers of this field and has a very strong record of high-impact work and ground-breaking discoveries.” Possible uses for complex nanomachines that could be much smaller than a cell include placing a pharmaceutical in a nanocage and releasing the cargo inside a cell, to kill a cancer cell, for example; transporting molecules for medical reasons; designing molecular computers that potentially could be placed inside your body to detect disease before you are aware of any symptoms; or perhaps even to design new forms of matter. To gain this new understanding into the behavior of matter at the nanoscale, García-Garibay’s research group designed three rotating nanomaterials known as MOFs, or metal-organic frameworks, which they call UCLA-R1, UCLA-R2, and UCLA-R3 (the “R” stands for rotor). MOFs, sometimes described as crystal sponges, have pores — openings which can store gases, or in this case, liquid. Studying the motion of the rotors allowed the researchers to isolate the role a fluid’s viscosity plays at the nanoscale. With UCLA-R1 and UCLA-R2 the molecular rotors occupy a very small space and hinder one another’s motion. But in the case of UCLA-R3, nothing slowed down the rotors inside the nanocage except molecules of liquid. García-Garibay’s research group measured how fast molecules rotated in the crystals. Each crystal has quadrillions of molecules rotating inside a nanocage, and the chemists know the position of each molecule. UCLA-R3 was built with large molecular rotors that move under the influence of the viscous forces exerted by 10 molecules of liquid trapped in their nanoscale surroundings. “It is very common when you have a group of rotating molecules that the rotors are hindered by something within the structure with which they interact — but not in UCLA-R3,” says García-Garibay, a member of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA. “The design of UCLA-R3 was successful. We want to be able to control the viscosity to make the rotors interact with one another; we want to understand the viscosity and the thermal energy to design molecules that display particular actions. We want to control the interactions among molecules so they can interact with one another and with external electric fields.” García-Garibay’s research team has been working for 10 years on motion in crystals and designing molecular motors in crystals. Why is this so important? “I can get a precise picture of the molecules in the crystals, the precise arrangement of atoms, with no uncertainty,” García-Garibay says. “This provides a large level of control, which enables us to learn the different principles governing molecular functions at the nanoscale.” García-Garibay hopes to design crystals that take advantage of properties of light, and whose applications could include advances in communications technology, optical computing, sensing and the field of photonics, which takes advantage of the properties of light; light can have enough energy to break and make bonds in molecules. “If we are able to convert light, which is electromagnetic energy, into motion, or convert motion into electrical energy, then we have the potential to make molecular devices much smaller,” he says. “There will be many, many possibilities for what we can do with molecular machines. We don’t yet fully understand what the potential of molecular machinery is, but there are many applications that can be developed once we develop a deep understanding of how motion takes place in solids.” Co-authors are lead author Xing Jiang, a UCLA graduate student in García-Garibay’s laboratory, who this year completed his Ph.D.; Hai-Bao Duan, a visiting scholar from China’s Nanjing Xiao Zhuang University who spent a year conducting research in García-Garibay’s laboratory; and Saeed Khan, a UCLA crystallographer in the department of chemistry and biochemistry. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation (grant DMR140268). García-Garibay will continue his research on molecular motion in crystals and green chemistry during his tenure as dean.


Home > Press > UCLA chemists report new insights about properties of matter at the nanoscale: Research may lead to new, smaller molecular machines Abstract: UCLA nanoscience researchers have determined that a fluid that behaves similarly to water in our day-to-day lives becomes as heavy as honey when trapped in a nanocage of a porous solid, offering new insights into how matter behaves in the nanoscale world. "We are learning more and more about the properties of matter at the nanoscale so that we can design machines with specific functions," said senior author Miguel García-Garibay, dean of the UCLA Division of Physical Sciences and professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Just how small is the nanoscale? A nanometer is less than 1/1,000 the size of a red blood cell and about 1/20,000 the diameter of a human hair. Despite years of research by scientists around the world, the extraordinarily small size of matter at the nanoscale has made it challenging to learn how motion works at this scale. "This exciting research, supported by the National Science Foundation, represents a seminal advance in the field of molecular machines," said Eugene Zubarev, a program director at the NSF. "It will certainly stimulate further work, both in basic research and real-life applications of molecular electronics and miniaturized devices. Miguel Garcia-Garibay is among the pioneers of this field and has a very strong record of high-impact work and ground-breaking discoveries." Possible uses for complex nanomachines that could be much smaller than a cell include placing a pharmaceutical in a nanocage and releasing the cargo inside a cell, to kill a cancer cell, for example; transporting molecules for medical reasons; designing molecular computers that potentially could be placed inside your body to detect disease before you are aware of any symptoms; or perhaps even to design new forms of matter. To gain this new understanding into the behavior of matter at the nanoscale, García-Garibay's research group designed three rotating nanomaterials known as MOFs, or metal-organic frameworks, which they call UCLA-R1, UCLA-R2 and UCLA-R3 (the "r" stands for rotor). MOFs, sometimes described as crystal sponges, have pores -- openings which can store gases, or in this case, liquid. Studying the motion of the rotors allowed the researchers to isolate the role a fluid's viscosity plays at the nanoscale. With UCLA-R1 and UCLA-R2 the molecular rotors occupy a very small space and hinder one another's motion. But in the case of UCLA-R3, nothing slowed down the rotors inside the nanocage except molecules of liquid. García-Garibay's research group measured how fast molecules rotated in the crystals. Each crystal has quadrillions of molecules rotating inside a nanocage, and the chemists know the position of each molecule. UCLA-R3 was built with large molecular rotors that move under the influence of the viscous forces exerted by 10 molecules of liquid trapped in their nanoscale surroundings. "It is very common when you have a group of rotating molecules that the rotors are hindered by something within the structure with which they interact -- but not in UCLA-R3," said García-Garibay, a member of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA. "The design of UCLA-R3 was successful. We want to be able to control the viscosity to make the rotors interact with one another; we want to understand the viscosity and the thermal energy to design molecules that display particular actions. We want to control the interactions among molecules so they can interact with one another and with external electric fields." García-Garibay's research team has been working for 10 years on motion in crystals and designing molecular motors in crystals. Why is this so important? "I can get a precise picture of the molecules in the crystals, the precise arrangement of atoms, with no uncertainty," García-Garibay said. "This provides a large level of control, which enables us to learn the different principles governing molecular functions at the nanoscale." García-Garibay hopes to design crystals that take advantage of properties of light, and whose applications could include advances in communications technology, optical computing, sensing and the field of photonics, which takes advantage of the properties of light; light can have enough energy to break and make bonds in molecules. "If we are able to convert light, which is electromagnetic energy, into motion, or convert motion into electrical energy, then we have the potential to make molecular devices much smaller," he said. "There will be many, many possibilities for what we can do with molecular machines. We don't yet fully understand what the potential of molecular machinery is, but there are many applications that can be developed once we develop a deep understanding of how motion takes place in solids." ### Co-authors are lead author Xing Jiang, a UCLA graduate student in García-Garibay's laboratory, who this year completed his Ph.D.; Hai-Bao Duan, a visiting scholar from China's Nanjing Xiao Zhuang University who spent a year conducting research in García-Garibay's laboratory; and Saeed Khan, a UCLA crystallographer in the department of chemistry and biochemistry. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation (grant DMR140268). García-Garibay will continue his research on molecular motion in crystals and green chemistry during his tenure as dean. For more information, please click If you have a comment, please us. Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

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