Crowded Metal-based Luminescent Frameworks as Molecular Sensors

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The underlying aim of this project is to design and prepare new molecular sensors incorporating coordinatively unsaturated luminescent metal-organic groups with limited degrees of rotational motion. This project involves fundamental research for various conceptually different luminescent rotary systems and the development of new optical strategies to control and report their internal mechanical rotation. The development of functional multicomponent systems that are responsive to changes in their local environments and can signal molecular-level information (motion or process) using visible light is desirable, because sensitive and diagnostic spectroscopic techniques that can probe these changes are available. Moreover, the advantages of using light stimulus to operate molecular devices compared with chemical and electrochemical inputs are becoming apparent. Investigations probing the relationship between motion (molecular rotation) and light energy (luminescence/excited state properties) in these systems will be undertaken, and this can pave the way for the development of applications in luminescent molecular sensory devices.


Project number7002278
Grant typeSRG
Effective start/end date1/04/088/03/11