Coordination polymers based on highly emissive ligands: Synthesis and functional properties

Anastasia Kuznetsova, Vladislava Matveevskaya, Dmitry Pavlov, Andrei Yakunenkov, Andrei Potapov

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Coordination polymers are constructed from metal ions and bridging ligands, linking them into solid-state structures extending in one (1D), two (2D) or three dimensions (3D). Two- and three-dimensional coordination polymers with potential voids are often referred to as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) or porous coordination polymers. Luminescence is an important property of coordination polymers, often playing a key role in their applications. Photophysical properties of the coordination polymers can be associated with intraligand, metal-centered, guest-centered, metal-to-ligand and ligand-to-metal electron transitions. In recent years, a rapid growth of publications devoted to luminescent or fluorescent coordination polymers can be observed. In this review the use of fluorescent ligands, namely, 4,4'-stilbenedicarboxylic acid, 1,3,4-oxadiazole, thiazole, 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole, terpyridine and carbazole derivatives, naphthalene diimides, 4,4',4''-nitrilotribenzoic acid, ruthenium(II) and iridium(III) complexes, boron-dipyrromethene (BODIPY) derivatives, porphyrins, for the construction of coordination polymers are surveyed. Applications of such coordination polymers based on their photophysical properties will be discussed. The review covers the literature published before April 2020.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2699
Pages (from-to)1-67
Number of pages67
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • 4,4'-stilbenedicarboxylic acid
  • Carbazole
  • Coordination polymers
  • Emissive ligands
  • Fluorescence
  • Luminescence
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Naphthalene diimide
  • Sensing
  • Thiazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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