Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 28, 2014
Previous Article Next Article

Luminescent metal–organic frameworks as explosive sensors

Author affiliations


Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are of enormous current interest not only because of their fundamental importance but also due to their great potential for possible applications in gas storage and separation, catalysis, imaging and sensing, to name a few. Recent studies on luminescent MOFs (LMOFs) in both bulk and nanoparticle forms have shown that these materials possess excellent luminescence emission properties that may be utilized to effectively detect high explosive substances. Developing highly sensitive, selective, fast-responding and fully reversible sensors for explosives’ detection is in great demand for the homeland security, environmental safety and other humanitarian concerns. In this perspective article, we discuss the development, possible mechanism and future aspects of explosive sensing by LMOF materials.

Graphical abstract: Luminescent metal–organic frameworks as explosive sensors

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 23 Apr 2014, accepted on 27 May 2014 and first published on 27 May 2014

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01196A
Author version
Download author version (PDF)
Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 10668-10685

  •   Request permissions

    Luminescent metal–organic frameworks as explosive sensors

    D. Banerjee, Z. Hu and J. Li, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 10668
    DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01196A

Search articles by author