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Tetra(4-(4-pyridyl)phenyl)methane

CAS Number 1319736-15-6

Chemistry Building Blocks, Materials, MOF Ligands, Porous Organic Frameworks


Product Code B3091-1g
Price £150 ex. VAT

Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) Tetraphenylmethane Ligand

A rigid tetrahedral aromatic tecton ligand linker for MOFs in applications of chemisorption of iodine


Specifications | MSDS | Literature and Reviews


Tetra(4-(4-pyridyl)phenyl)methane (TPPM), is a rigid tetrahedral aromatic tecton which can be considered as the decoration of tetraphenylmethane with four p-substituted pyridyl rings. TPPM can act as hydrogen bond acceptor with its four nitrogen atoms forming N···H bondings. Meanwhile, due to the the presence of aromatic rings, TPPM can also give rise to π···π and C-H···π interactions as weak hydrogen bond donor.

Thermally stable network [Cu4I4(PPh3)4]-L, where L is TPPM, uniquely adsorbs iodine (I2) by chemisorption through I3 formation. The chemisorbed I2 readily desorbs above 380 K owing to the dynamic motion of the framework.

General Information


CAS Number 1319736-15-6
Chemical Formula C45H32N4
Full Name Tetra(4-(4-pyridyl)phenyl)methane
Molecular Weight 628.76 g/mol
Synonyms TPPM, Tetrakis(4-(pyridin-4-yl)phenyl)methane
Classification / Family Tetraphenylmethane, MOF ligands, 

Chemical Structure


1319736-15-6 - tetra(4-(4-pyridyl)phenyl)methane chemical structure
Tetra(4-(4-pyridyl)phenyl)methane (TPPM) Chemical Structure, 1319736-15-6

Product Details


Purity >98%
Melting Point 323 °C (decomp)
Appearance White powder/crystal

MSDS Documentation


1319736-15-6 - tetra(4-(4-pyridyl)phenyl)methaneTetra(4-(4-pyridyl)phenyl)methane MSDS Sheet

Literature and Reviews


  1. Selective and Reversible Solvent Uptake in Tetra-4-(4-pyridyl)phenylmethane-based Supramolecular Organic Frameworks, D. Marchetti et al., Chem. Eur. J., 28, e202202977 (2022); DOI: 10.1002/chem.202202977.
  2. Kinetic Assembly of a Thermally Stable Porous Coordination Network Based on Labile CuI Units and the Visualization of I2 Sorption, H. Kitagawa et al., Angew. Chem., 125 (47), 12621-12625 (2013); DOI: 10.1002/ange.201306776.
  3. A tetrapyridine ligand with a rigid tetrahedral core forms metal–organic frameworks with PtS type architecture, Chem. Commun., 47, 8545–8547 (2011); DOI: 10.1039/c1cc12188j.
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