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Issue 12, 2014
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Effective sensing of RDX via instant and selective detection of ketone vapors

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Abstract

Two new luminescent metal–organic frameworks (LMOFs) were synthesized and examined for use as sensory materials. Very fast and effective sensing of RDX was achieved by vapor detection of a cyclic ketone used as a solvent in the production of plastic explosives. The effects of porosity and electronic structure of the LMOFs on their sensing performance were evaluated. We demonstrate that the optimization of these two factors of an LMOF can significantly improve its sensitivity and selectivity. We also elucidate the importance of both electron and energy transfer processes on the fluorescence response of a sensory material.

Graphical abstract: Effective sensing of RDX via instant and selective detection of ketone vapors

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The article was received on 19 Jul 2014, accepted on 16 Aug 2014 and first published on 27 Aug 2014


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02157F
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2014,5, 4873-4877
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    Effective sensing of RDX via instant and selective detection of ketone vapors

    Z. Hu, K. Tan, W. P. Lustig, H. Wang, Y. Zhao, C. Zheng, D. Banerjee, T. J. Emge, Y. J. Chabal and J. Li, Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 4873
    DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02157F

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