Metal-organic framework materials for light-harvesting and energy transfer

Monica C. So, Gary P. Wiederrecht, Joseph E. Mondloch, Joseph T. Hupp*, Omar K. Farha

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A critical review of the emerging field of MOFs for photon collection and subsequent energy transfer is presented. Discussed are examples involving MOFs for (a) light harvesting, using (i) MOF-quantum dots and molecular chromophores, (ii) chromophoric MOFs, and (iii) MOFs with light-harvesting properties, and (b) energy transfer, specifically via the (i) Förster energy transfer and (ii) Dexter exchange mechanism. This journal is

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3501-3510
Number of pages10
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number17
StatePublished - Feb 28 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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