• An anionic two-dimensional indium carboxylate framework derived from a pseudo $C_3$-symmetric semi-flexible tricarboxylic acid

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      Indium carboxylate; trivalent metals; flexible ligand; 2-D framework; anionic framework; hydrogen bonding.

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      Hydrothermal treatment of indium(III) nitrate with a flexible pseudo $C_3$-symmetric tricarboxylic acid at 115°C for 5 days in DMF yields a new layered anionic indium carboxylate framework, [(CH3)2 NH2)][In(L)(HCOO)(DMF)]$_n$ (1) (L = 2,4,6-tris[(4′-carboxyphenoxy)methyl]-1,3,5-trimethylbenzene), existing as two-dimensional sheets. The framework solid has been characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR spectroscopy, TGA, PXRD and single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. DMF undergoes cleavage to dimethyl ammonium and formate ions, which are incorporated in the framework. A slipped stacking of the two dimensional sheets along 𝑎-axis in 1 results in a drastic decrease in the anticipated large porosity of the framework.

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      Pratap Vishnoi1 Alok Ch Kalita1 Ramaswamy Murugavel1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400 076, India
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