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Recent advances in photofunctional guest/layered double hydroxide host composite systems and their applications: experimental and theoretical perspectives

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Abstract

Incorporation of organic photofunctional guests into host matrices has attracted considerable interest as a means of achieving controllable luminescence and other photofunctional properties for application in the next generation of light-emitting materials and sensors. In this article, recent advances in the field of photoactive guest/layered double hydroxide (LDH) host composite systems and their prospective applications are reviewed. Firstly, several chromophore/LDH solid-state powdered materials with attractive photophysical properties are introduced. Attention is then focused on ordered photoemissive LDH-based thin films, and their polarized luminescence properties and stimuli-responsive behavior as sensors. Finally, we briefly review theoretical investigations of the geometric and electronic structure of the photofunctional guest/LDH host supramolecular architecture employing molecular dynamics simulations and periodic density functional calculations.

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The article was received on 14 Apr 2011, accepted on 08 Jun 2011 and first published on 21 Jul 2011


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM11594D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 13128-13139
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    Recent advances in photofunctional guest/layered double hydroxide host composite systems and their applications: experimental and theoretical perspectives

    D. Yan, J. Lu, M. Wei, D. G. Evans and X. Duan, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 13128
    DOI: 10.1039/C1JM11594D

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