J. Solid State Chem. 2017, 253, 43-46
Rational composition control of mixed-lanthanide metal-organic frameworks by an interfacial reaction with metal ion-doped polymer substrates
Takaaki Tsuruoka⁎, Ayumi Miyanaga, Takashi Ohhashi, Manami Hata, Yohei Takashima, Kensuke Akamatsu
A simple composition control route to mixed-lanthanide metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) was developed based on an interfacial reaction with mixed-lanthanide metal ion-doped polymer substrates. By controlling the composition of lanthanide ion (Eu3+ and Tb3+) dopants in polymer substrates to be used as metal ion precursors and scaffolding for the formation of MOFs, [EuxTb2−x(bdc)3(H2O)4]n crystals with a tunable metal composition could be routinely prepared on polymer substrates. Inductively coupled plasma (ICP) measurements revealed that the composition of the obtained frameworks was almost the same as that of the initial polymer substrates. In addition, the resulting [EuxTb2−x(bdc)3(H2O)4]n crystals showed strong phosphorescence because of Eu3+ transitions, indicating that the energy transfer from Tb3+ to Eu3+ ions in the frameworks could be achieved with high efficiency.