Highly luminescent metal-organic frameworks through quantum dot doping

Dario Buso, Jacek Jasieniak, Matthew D H Lay, Piero Schiavuta, Paolo Scopece, Jamie Laird, Heinz Amenitsch, Anita J. Hill, Paolo Falcaro

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The incorporation of highly luminescent core-shell quantum dots (QDs) within a metal-organic framework (MOF) is achieved through a one-pot method. Through appropriate surface functionalization, the QDs are solubilized within MOF-5 growth media. This permits the incorporation of the QDs within the evolving framework during the reaction. The resulting QD@MOF-5 composites are characterized using X-ray fluorescence, cross-sectional confocal microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and small-angle X-ray scattering. The synergistic combination of luminescent QDs and the controlled porosity of MOF-5 in the QD@MOF-5 composites is harnessed within a prototype molecular sensor that can discriminate on the basis of molecular size.

Seiten (von - bis)80-88
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 9 Jan 2012
Extern publiziertJa



    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • !!Biomaterials
    • !!Engineering (miscellaneous)
    • Biotechnology
    • !!Medicine(all)

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    Buso, D., Jasieniak, J., Lay, M. D. H., Schiavuta, P., Scopece, P., Laird, J., ... Falcaro, P. (2012). Highly luminescent metal-organic frameworks through quantum dot doping. Small, 8(1), 80-88. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201100710