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Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) Anthracene Ligand

A formyl functional ligand linker for COFs in application of nitrofuran and nitroaromatic explosive detection, photo sterilisation and OLEDs


9,10-Bis(4-formylphenyl)anthracene (BFPA) has an anthracene core with two 4-formylphenyl groups at 9,10-positions. Anthracene derivatives are important sources of singlet oxygen (1O2).

Porphyrin–anthracene covalent organic framework, Por-DPA-COF, was constructed by using a porphyrin photosensitizer as the active nodes to provide photothermal and photodynamic activities under irradiation, and 9,10-bis(4-formylphenyl)anthracene as the linkage to capture 1O2 and release it in the dark. Por-DPA-COF exhibited good photothermal conversion performance and efficient 1O2 production capacity thus promoting wound healing without obvious side effects as a novel efficient bactericide.

Luminescent conjugated microporous polymer (AP-CMP), through the polycondensation of 9,10-bis(4-formylphenyl)anthracene with pyrrole, successfully prevented unfavourable quenching due to the aggregation and π-π stacking of highly conjugated anthracene building blocks. The highly extended and conjugated structure enabled AP-CMP with high fluorescence, porosity, and the ability to detect nitrofuran antibiotics selectively and rapidly through fluorescence quenching. AP-CMP had low detection limits of 0.62 ppm for Nitrofurazone (NFZ), 0.67 ppm for nitrofurantoin (NFT), and 0.77 ppm for furazolidone (FZD).

MOF and COF ligands

MOF and COF ligands

Aldehyde ligand for cross-linked COF networks

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>98% High purity

Facile reactions

Facile reactions

Aldehyde possesses excellent reactivity

General Information

CAS Number 324750-99-4
Chemical Formula C28H18O2
Full Name 9,10-Bis(4-formylphenyl)anthracene
Molecular Weight 386.44 g/mol
Synonyms BFPA, 4,4'-(Anthracene-9,10-diyl)dibenzaldehyde
Classification / Family Anthracenes, COF ligands

Chemical Structure

324750-99-4 - 9,10-bis(4-formylphenyl)anthracene chemical structure
9,10-Bis(4-formylphenyl)anthracene (BFPA) Chemical Structure, 324750-99-4

Product Details

Purity > 98%
Melting Point 295 ºC (lit.)
Appearance White to off-white powder/crystals

MSDS Documentation

324750-99-4 - 9,10-bis(4-formylphenyl)anthracene9,10-Bis(4-formylphenyl)anthracene MSDS Sheet

Literature and Reviews

  1. Anthracene and Porphyrin-based Conjugated Microporous Polymer for Nitrofuran Antibiotics and Nitroaromatic Explosives Detection, C. Qi et al., J. Environ. Chem. Eng., 111553 (2023); DOI: 10.1016/j.jece.2023.111553.
  2. Porphyrin–anthracene covalent organic frameworks for sustainable photosterilization, J. Guo et al., J. Mater. Chem. B, 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D3TB02017G.
  3. Anthracene-incorporated cyanostilbene based donor–acceptor systems: intramolecular charge transfer and aggregation induced emission, C. Femina et al., New J. Chem., 47, 13810-13819 (2023); DOI: 10.1039/D3NJ00478C.
  4. Preparation, characterization, pH titration, and electrochemical properties of an anthracene-bridged binuclear ruthenium complex containing imidazole, H. Yin et al., J. Coord. Chem., 72, 2957-2967 (2019); DOI: 10.1080/00958972.2019.1678031.
  5. Functionality-Dependent Electrical Conductivity in Two-Dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks, S. Bommakanti et al., J. Phys. Chem. C, 127 (17), 8352–8361 (2023); DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.3c01387.
  6. High efficiency in blue organic light-emitting diodes using an anthracene-based emitting material, J. Park et al., Thin Solid Films, 516, 2917-2921 (2008); DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2007.06.004.
  7. Exceptional Thermal Stability in a Supramolecular Organic Framework: Porosity and Gas Storage, W. Yang et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 41, 14457–14469 (2010); DOI: 10.1021/ja1042935.

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