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Understanding ligand-centred photoluminescence through flexibility and bonding of anthraquinone inorganic–organic frameworks

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Abstract

Five novel inorganic–organic framework compounds containing the organic chromophore ligand anthraquinone-2,3-dicarboxylic acid (abbreviated H2AQDC) and calcium (CaAQDC), zinc (ZnAQDC), cadmium (CdAQDC), manganese (MnAQDC), and nickel (NiAQDC), respectively, have been synthesized. The photoluminescence of these materials is only visible at low temperatures and this behaviour has been evaluated in terms of ligand rigidity. It is proposed that the 2,3 position bonding sites result in luminescence-quenching ligand motion, as supported by X-ray diffraction and temperature-dependent luminescence studies.

Graphical abstract: Understanding ligand-centred photoluminescence through flexibility and bonding of anthraquinone inorganic–organic frameworks

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The article was received on 12 Nov 2010, accepted on 03 Mar 2011 and first published on 31 Mar 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM03907A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 6595-6601

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    Understanding ligand-centred photoluminescence through flexibility and bonding of anthraquinone inorganic–organic frameworks

    J. D. Furman, R. P. Burwood, M. Tang, A. A. Mikhailovsky and A. K. Cheetham, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 6595
    DOI: 10.1039/C0JM03907A

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