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Cryogenic Luminescent Tb/Eu-MOF Thermometer Based on a Fluorine-Modified Tetracarboxylate Ligand.

A new interesting article has been published in Inorg Chem. 2018 Sep 26. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b01746. and titled:

Cryogenic Luminescent Tb/Eu-MOF Thermometer Based on a Fluorine-Modified Tetracarboxylate Ligand.

Authors of this article are:
Zhao D Yue D Zhang L Jiang K Qian G.

A summary of the article is shown below:
A fluorine-modified tetracarboxylic acid ligand, namely, 2′-fluoro-[1,1′:4′,1”-terphenyl]-3,3”,5,5”-tetracarboxylic acid (H4FTPTC), with suitable triplet energy excited state, was designed and applied to construct the luminescent lanthanide metal-organic frameworks (LnMOFs) for cryogenic temperature sensing. With the lanthanides codoping strategy, we developed a new Tb3+/Eu3+ mixed LnMOF system Tb1- xEu xFTPTC ( x = 0.05, 0.1, 0.2), which feature excellent linear responses to temperature with high relative sensitivity in the cryogenic range of 25-125 K. It was found that the relative sensitivity of such mixed LnMOF could readily be tuned by adjusting the incorporation amount of Eu3+ ions in the host framework. In addition, the energy transfer efficiency between the Tb3+ and Eu3+ ions in the framework with different Tb3+/Eu3+ ratios are also investigated and discussed.

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