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A new zinc(II)-based coordination polymer {[Zn(5-fip)(tdbpy)]·(DMF)}n (1) {5-H2fip=5-fluoroisophthalic acid, tdbpy=4,4′-(2,4,8,10-tetraoxaspiro[5.5]undecane-3,9-diyl)bispyridine, DMF=dimethylformamide} has been solvothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction revealed that complex 1 shows a unique two-dimensional network architecture containing single-stranded [Zn(5-fip)]n and double-stranded helical [Zn(tdbpy)]n chains. The thermal and luminescence properties of complex 1 have also been studied.


Increasing the filler content of sheet tends to decrease filler retention and paper strength properties. To overcome this problem and make better use of fillers, development of new methods on filler modification has never been stopped. In this study, filler modification was carried out by sequentially adding an anionic polyacrylamide, a cationic starch and a cationic polyacrylamide. It is believed that in this process, multiple polyelectrolyte complexes are formed which can not only encapsulate filler particles but also preflocculate the particles. The results showed that, compared to the single preflocculation treatment, the sequential encapsulation and preflocculation (SEP) treatment brought significantly larger particle size and higher surface charge potential of the filler, thus higher filler retention was achieved. When the modified fillers were used for papermaking and paper ash contents were controlled at the same level, the SEP modification was better in improving the tensile index, internal bond strength and tearing index of paper than the single preflocculation method, in addition, it maintained better paper formation, caused insignificant change on opacity of paper. It is believed that this newly developed SEP method is worthy of being applied to industrial scales in making various grades of filled paper.