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Luminescent Lanthanide MOFs: A Unique Platform for Chemical Sensing

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Department of Chemistry, Center for Ordered Materials, Organometallics and Catalysis (COMOC), Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 (S3), 9000 Gent, Belgium
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LumiLab, Department of Solid State Sciences, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 (S1), 9000 Gent, Belgium
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Materials 2018, 11(4), 572; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11040572
Received: 19 March 2018 / Revised: 4 April 2018 / Accepted: 5 April 2018 / Published: 7 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Materials Science in Belgium 2017)
In recent years, lanthanide metal–organic frameworks (LnMOFs) have developed to be an interesting subclass of MOFs. The combination of the characteristic luminescent properties of Ln ions with the intriguing topological structures of MOFs opens up promising possibilities for the design of LnMOF-based chemical sensors. In this review, we present the most recent developments of LnMOFs as chemical sensors by briefly introducing the general luminescence features of LnMOFs, followed by a comprehensive investigation of the applications of LnMOF sensors for cations, anions, small molecules, nitroaromatic explosives, gases, vapors, pH, and temperature, as well as biomolecules. View Full-Text
Keywords: metal–organic frameworks; lanthanide codoping; chemical sensors; ratiometric luminescence sensing metal–organic frameworks; lanthanide codoping; chemical sensors; ratiometric luminescence sensing
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Zhao, S.-N.; Wang, G.; Poelman, D.; Voort, P.V.D. Luminescent Lanthanide MOFs: A Unique Platform for Chemical Sensing. Materials 2018, 11, 572.

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