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Issue 17, 2009
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Luminescence of lanthanides in covalently pillared zirconium phosphate

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The luminescence of certain lanthanides can be obtained in full if the metals are chelated to a suitable chromophor (antenna effect). This phenomenon may be achieved within the body of a porous solid. There are many examples in the literature regarding this approach. The present paper accounts for our recent findings concerning lanthanide luminescence within zirconium phosphate, a quite versatile laminar inorganic salt. The strategy of building 3D scaffolds from the 2D inorganic salt and 1D organic pillars is detailed. The covalent attachment of conveniently functionalized chromophores to the lanthanide-containing inorganic lamellae renders solid materials that can be used as organic–inorganic phosphors. The creation of supramolecular chirality within these layered solids, something that have been easily achieved by us in previous work, may lead to a new kind of phosphor producing circularly polarized luminescence with high efficiency.

Graphical abstract: Luminescence of lanthanides in covalently pillared zirconium phosphate

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The article was received on 03 Oct 2008, accepted on 16 Jan 2009 and first published on 26 Feb 2009

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B817317F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2009,19, 2494-2502

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    Luminescence of lanthanides in covalently pillared zirconium phosphate

    E. Brunet, H. M. H. Alhendawi, O. Juanes, L. Jiménez and J. C. Rodríguez-Ubis, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 2494
    DOI: 10.1039/B817317F

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