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Connecting Wires: Photoinduced Electronic Structure Modulation in Metal-Organic Frameworks.

Journal of the American Chemical Society (2019-03-07)
Ekaterina A Dolgopolova, Vladimir A Galitskiy, Corey R Martin, Haley N Gregory, Brandon J Yarbrough, Allison M Rice, Anna A Berseneva, Otega A Ejegbavwo, Kenneth S Stephenson, Preecha Kittikhunnatham, Stavros G Karakalos, Mark D Smith, Andrew B Greytak, Sophya Garashchuk, Natalia B Shustova
ABSTRACT

Electronic structure modulation of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) through the connection of linker "wires" as a function of an external stimulus is reported for the first time. The established correlation between MOF electronic properties and photoisomerization kinetics as well as changes in an absorption profile is unprecedented for extended well-defined structures containing coordinatively integrated photoresponsive linkers. The presented studies were carried out on both single crystal and bulk powder with preservation of framework integrity. An LED-containing electric circuit, in which the switching behavior was driven by the changes in MOF electronic profile, was built for visualization of experimental findings. The demonstrated concept could be used as a blueprint for development of stimuli-responsive materials with dynamically controlled electronic behavior.

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