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Issue 2, 2017
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Luminescent rare-earth-based MOFs as optical sensors

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Rare-earth-based metal–organic frameworks (ReMOFs) have emerged as an interesting family of compounds, for which new properties are increasingly being found. Based on the potential of ReMOFs, resulting from their optical properties, large numbers of investigations have been carried out during the last decade. Among these investigations, ReMOFs as optical sensors, using their luminescence properties, are increasingly becoming an attractive and useful topic of research. In this study, we have provided the basics of the luminescence behaviour of ReMOFs, various possible sensing mechanisms, and a summary of the uses of ReMOFs for the sensing of nitro explosives, cations, anions, small molecules, pH, and temperature.

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The article was received on 01 Sep 2016, accepted on 21 Nov 2016 and first published on 21 Nov 2016

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT03419E
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 301-328

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    Luminescent rare-earth-based MOFs as optical sensors

    P. Mahata, S. K. Mondal, D. K. Singha and P. Majee, Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 301
    DOI: 10.1039/C6DT03419E

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