Trimesic acid

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Benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylic acid, TMA, H3BTC, BTC
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<5% acetic acid


>300 °C (lit.)

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General description

Trimesic acid (TMA), also known as 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid, has a self-organized 2D molecular network structure formed by intermolecular hydrogen bonds between the carboxylic acid residues in bulk crystals.
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TMA can be used in the synthesis of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), which can be used as organic linkers potentially utilized in sensors.


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Solid-state self-assembly of a complex from 1, 3, 5-benzenetricarboxylic acid and 1, 3, 5-trihydroxybenzene: influence of strong O-H--O and C-H--O hydrogen bonds
Liu R, et al.
New. J. Chem., 25(7), 890-892 (2001)
A two-dimensional molecular network structure of trimesic acid prepared by adsorption-induced self-organization
Ishikawa Y, et al.
Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), 3(22), 2652-2653 (2002)
Benign preparation of metal-organic frameworks of trimesic acid and Cu, Co or Ni for potential sensor applications
Sel K, et al.
Journal of Electronic Materials, 44(1), 136-143 (2015)
Hai-Long Jiang et al.
Inorganic chemistry, 49(21), 10001-10006 (2010-10-12)
A series of microporous lanthanide-organic framework enantiomers, Ln(BTC)(H(2)O)·(DMF)(1.1) (Ln = Y 1a, 1b; Tb 2a, 2b; Dy 3a, 3b; Er 4a, 4b; Yb 5a, 5b, BTC = 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate; DMF = N,N-dimethylformamide) with unprecedented (6,6)-connected topology have been prepared and characterized....
Leslie J Murray et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132(23), 7856-7857 (2010-05-21)
Reaction of Cr(CO)(6) with trimesic acid in DMF affords the metal-organic framework Cr(3)(BTC)(2).nDMF (BTC(3-) = 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate), which is isostructural to Cu(3)(BTC)(2).3H(2)O. Exchanging DMF for methanol and heating at 160 degrees C under dynamic vacuum for 48 h results in the...
Metal-organic frameworks, a subset of coordination polymers, represent a powerful new tool for a plethora of alternative energy applications. MOFs are readily available using simple synthetic strategies that supply tailored, high surface area materials.
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