Vapor phase detection of nitroaromatic and nitroaliphatic explosives by fluorescence active metal-organic frameworks

Debasis Banerjee, Zhichao Hu, Sanhita Pramanik, Xiao Zhang, Hao Wang, Jing Li

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The detection of explosives using chemical sensors is of paramount importance. Recent studies based on luminescent metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have shown that these materials can be effective detectors of high explosive substances. In the current study, we describe the explosive sensing properties of a series of zinc-based fluorescence active MOFs (or FAMs) built on prototypical paddle-wheel secondary building units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9745-9750
Number of pages6
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - Dec 7 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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