Imprinting chemical and responsive micropatterns into metal-organic frameworks

Shuangbing Han, Yanhu Wei, Cory Valente, Ross S. Forgan, Jeremiah J. Gassensmith, Ronald A. Smaldone, Hideyuki Nakanishi, Ali Coskun, J Fraser Stoddart, Bartosz A. Grzybowski

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Stamp of approval: Wet stamping allows metal-organic framework (MOF) crystals to be imprinted with micropatterns of various organic chemicals. Printing the MOFs with photochromic molecules and pH indicators generates stimuli-responsive micropatterns which change their appearance upon contact with specific chemicals (see picture), thus reporting the environmental "status" of the crystal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-279
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 3 2011


  • analytical methods
  • dyes/pigments
  • metal-organic frameworks
  • photochromism
  • responsive micropatterns

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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