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Uranyl Ion Complexes of Polycarboxylates: Steps towards Isolated Photoactive Cavities

Jack Harrowfield 1 Pierre Thuéry 2
2 LCMCE - Laboratoire de Chimie Moléculaire et de Catalyse pour l'Energie (ex LCCEF)
NIMBE UMR 3685 - Nanosciences et Innovation pour les Matériaux, la Biomédecine et l'Energie (ex SIS2M)
Abstract : Consideration of the extensive family of known uranyl ion complexes of polycarboxylate ligands shows that there are quite numerous examples of crystalline solids containing capsular, closed oligomeric species with the potential for use as selective heterogeneous photo-oxidation catalysts. None of them have yet been assessed for this purpose, and some have obvious deficiencies, although related framework species have been shown to have the necessary luminescence, porosity and, to some degree, selectivity. Aspects of ligand design and complex composition necessary for the synthesis of uranyl ion cages with appropriate luminescence and chemical properties for use in selective photo-oxidation catalysis have been analysed in relation to the characteristics of known capsules.
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Jack Harrowfield, Pierre Thuéry. Uranyl Ion Complexes of Polycarboxylates: Steps towards Isolated Photoactive Cavities. Chemistry, an International Journal, MDPI, 2020, 2020 (2 (1)), pp.63 - 79. ⟨10.3390/chemistry2010007⟩. ⟨cea-02485725⟩

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