Chromophore-Based Luminescent Metal-Organic Frameworks as Lighting Phosphors

William P. Lustig, Fangming Wang, Simon J. Teat, Zhichao Hu, Qihan Gong, Jing Li

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Energy-efficient solid-state-lighting (SSL) technologies are rapidly developing, but the lack of stable, high-performance rare-earth free phosphors may impede the growth of the SSL market. One possible alternative is organic phosphor materials, but these can suffer from lower quantum yields and thermal instability compared to rare-earth phosphors. However, if luminescent organic chromophores can be built into a rigid metal-organic framework, their quantum yields and thermal stability can be greatly improved. This Forum Article discusses the design of a group of such chromophore-based luminescent metal-organic frameworks with exceptionally high performance and rational control of the important parameters that influence their emission properties, including electronic structures of chromophore, coligands, metal ions, and guest molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7250-7256
Number of pages7
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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