Photoswitching in anthracene loaded MOFs @EJIC

Photoswitching in anthracene loaded MOFs @EJIC

The confinement of luminescent guest molecules in porous host materials can induce photophysical properties different from either component in isolation.

In this work, we present the photophysical behavior of anthracene and its substituted analogs in a series of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and inorganic molecular sieves. Fluorescence photoswitching of the guest molecules through photoinduced dimerization is observed only in MOFs with a favorable pore volume and geometry.

The paper can be accessed here, or on the Publication page of our website.

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