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Luminescent rare-earth-based MOFs as optical sensors

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Abstract

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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Submitted
01 Sep 2016
Accepted
21 Nov 2016
First published
21 Nov 2016

Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 301-328
Article type
Perspective

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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