Surface-anchored MOF-based photonic antennae

Huayna Cerqueira Streit, Matthias Adlung, Osama Shekhah, Xia Stammer, Hasan Kemal Arslan, Olexandra Zybaylo, Tatjana Ladnorg, Hartmut Gliemann, Matthias Franzreb, Christof Wöll*, Claudia Wickleder

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The loading of a metal-organic framework (MOF), [Cu3(btc) 2xH2O] HKUST-1, with europium β-diketonate complexes is studied with the goal to using the porous molecular framework as a photonic antenna. Whereas loading of HKUST-1 powder particles produced via the conventional solvothermal synthesis method was strongly hindered, for HKUST-1 SURMOFs, thin MOF films fabricated using the liquid phase epitaxy method, a high filling factor can be achieved. The optical properties of the HKUST-1-MOFs before and after loading were analysed with the aid of luminescence spectroscopy. Careful analysis of the absorption spectra reveals the presence of an effective energy transfer between the HKUST-1 framework and the Eu 3+ centers. The optical properties of HKUST-1 MOFs before and after loading a Eu3+ complex are analysed with the aid of luminescence spectroscopy (see graphic). The presence of an effective energy transfer between the HKUST-1 framework and the Eu3+ centers was found as is described herein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2699-2702
Number of pages4
Issue number11
StatePublished - Aug 6 2012


  • energy transfer
  • europium complexes
  • luminescence
  • photonic antennae
  • surface-anchored metal-organic frameworks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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