Jump to main content
Jump to site search
PLANNED MAINTENANCE Close the message box

Scheduled maintenance upgrade on Thursday 4th of May 2017 from 8.00am to 9.00am (BST).

During this time our websites will be offline temporarily. If you have any questions please use the feedback button on this page. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause and thank you for your patience.



An electron-transfer photochromic crystalline MOF accompanying photoswitchable luminescence in a host–guest system

Author affiliations

Abstract

A new electron transfer type photoactive host–guest supramolecule was constructed by introducing (CH3)2NH2+ cations to the MOF framework. The resulting compound 1 exhibits reversible photochromic property without using photochromic components, resulting from photoinduced electron-transfer between the electron-rich anionic framework and the electron-deficient guest ions. In addition, a photoluminescence “on/off switch” occurs during the coloration–decoloration process. The raw materials are non-poisonous and harmless, hence compound 1 may be more cost-effective, clean, and harmless to the heath than existing photochromic materials.

Graphical abstract: An electron-transfer photochromic crystalline MOF accompanying photoswitchable luminescence in a host–guest system

Back to tab navigation
Please wait while Download options loads

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 05 Jan 2017, accepted on 21 Feb 2017 and first published on 22 Feb 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7PP00002B
Citation: Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2017, Advance Article
  •   Request permissions

    An electron-transfer photochromic crystalline MOF accompanying photoswitchable luminescence in a host–guest system

    Y. Liu, Y. Luo, L. Li and H. Zhang, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7PP00002B

Search articles by author