Anionic Metal–Organic Framework for Adsorption and Separation of Light Hydrocarbons

The reaction of nickel­(II) sulfate with 4,4′,4″-<i>s</i>-triazine-2,4,6-triyltribenzoate in dimethyl sulfoxide afforded a hexanuclear nickel­(II)-based anionic 2-fold interpenetrated metal–organic framework exhibiting the ability to adsorb and separate light hydrocarbons and canted antiferromagnetism.