Photoresponsive porous materials

Wojciech Danowski, Thomas van Leeuwen, Wesley R. Browne*, Ben L. Feringa*

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Abstract

Molecular machines, switches, and motors enable control over nanoscale molecular motion with unprecedented precision in artificial systems. Integration of these compounds into robust material scaffolds, in particular nanostructured solids, is a fabrication strategy for smart materials with unique properties that can be controlled with external stimuli. Here, we describe a subclass of these structures, namely light-responsive porous materials metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent-organic frameworks (COFs), and porous aromatic frameworks (PAFs) appended with molecular photoswitches. In this review, we provide an overview of a broad range of light-responsive porous materials focusing on potential applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-40
Number of pages17
JournalNanoscale advances
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7-Jan-2021

Keywords

  • METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS
  • CARBON-DIOXIDE CAPTURE
  • MOLECULAR MACHINES
  • ROTATIONAL-DYNAMICS
  • FUNCTIONAL-GROUPS
  • ENERGY-TRANSFER
  • CO2 ADSORPTION
  • FREE-VOLUME
  • THIN-FILMS
  • LIGHT

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