User:Elaine Marie Robbins/Notebook/MOF/2012/06/29

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  1. Mix 2.5 g of 4-methoxycarbonylphenyl boronic acid, 1.425 g 1,3,6,8-tetrabromopyrene, 0.05 g palladium tetrakis(triphenylphosphine), and 3 g potassium carbonate in 25 mL dioxane. (Reaction halved)
  2. Stir under nitrogen for 72 hr at 85°C.

  1. Mix 400 μL of MOF-5 in DEF with 800 μL dye solution.
    • Dye solutions used: fluorescein, rhodamine 6G, methyl orange, Nile blue A, and Congo red in EtOH.
  2. Remove crystals.
  3. Evaporate off excess dye solution.
  4. Wash crystals with DMF.
  5. Take UV/Vis and fluorescence spectra.


  • UV/Vis of MOF and dyes:
12-06-29 uv vis of MOF and dyes.png

  • Fluorescence of MOF and dyes:
12-06-29 fluorescence of MOF and dyes 1.png
12-06-29 fluorescence of MOF and dyes 2.png


July 2, 2012 - The dioxane had all evaporated, leaving a white/yellow solid in the flask. I added 8 mL of dry 1, 4 dioxane to the flask at 4pm and left stirring under nitrogen. --AEM