© 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Using second sphere interactions (outer sphere) by means of charge-assisted hydrogen bonds, a new Cd luminescent metal organic material has been prepared and successfully applied to the detection of trace amounts of nitrobenzene, 2-nitrotoluene and 3-nitrotoluene. The luminescence properties of the Cd crystal display selectivity and sensitivity to nitrobenzene derivatives with a high quenching efficiency.
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