Institut für Funktionelle Grenzflächen (IFG)

Photoswitchable nanoporous films by loading azobenzene in metal-organic frameworks of type HKUST-1

  • Autor:

    Müller, K. / Wadhwa, J. /Singh Malhi, J. / Schöttner, L. / Welle, A. / Schwartz, H. / Hermann, D. / Ruschewitz, U. / Heinke, L. (2017) 

  • Quelle:

    Chem Commun (Camb), 2017, 13, 53, 57,8070-8073, doi: 10.1039/c7cc00961e 

  • Datum: Juli 2017


Photoswitchable metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) enable the dynamic remote control of their key properties. Here, a readily producible approach is presented where photochromic molecules, i.e. azobenzene (AB) and o-tetrafluoroazobenzene (tfAB), are loaded in MOF films of type HKUST-1. These nanoporous films, which can be reversibly switched with UV/visible or only visible light, have remote-controllable guest uptake properties.