Hybrid iodoplumbates with metal complexes: syntheses, crystal structures, band gaps and photoelectric properties.


College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory and Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Energy Storage & Novel Cell Technology, Liaocheng University, Shandong, Liaocheng 252059, People's Republic of China. [Email] [Email]


With the in situ-generated [Pb(MCP)4]2+ (HMCP+ = 1-methyl-4-(carboxyl)pyridinium) or [M(phen)3]2+ (M = Co, Fe and Ni; phen = 1,10-phenanthroline) complexes as structural directing agents and charge-balancing ions, we solvothermally synthesized and structurally characterized four new organic-inorganic hybrid iodoplumbates. Compound K2[Pb(MCP)4]Pb3I10 (1) represents the first K+ and [Pb(MCP)4]2+ co-templated hybrid haloplumbate, and exhibits a curve-like anionic layer of [Pb3I10]n4n-. Compounds [M(phen)3]Pb2I6·CH3CN (M = Co (2), Fe (3) and Ni (4)) have isostructural phases, and feature a one-dimensional (1D) [Pb2I6]n2n- anionic chain characteristic of pyramid-like [PbI5] units. The optical property studies show that compounds 1-4 exhibit semiconductor behaviors with the band gaps of 1.98-2.68 eV. In addition, the title compounds exhibited interesting photoelectrical responsive properties, with the photocurrent density in the order of 1 > 3 > 2 > 4. The thermal stabilities of the title compounds 1-4, as well as the theoretical band structure and density of states (DOS) of compounds 1 and 2 have also been studied.

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