Luminescent Coordinaton Polymers (CPs)


Coordination polymers (CPs) consisting of infinite arrays of metal ions (or clusters) linked by coordinating organic ligands, have attracted considerable interest as functional materials that can display remarkable physical properties such as luminescence, magnetism,, electrical conductivity,  or a combination of them (multifunctional materials)  as, for instance, optical and electrical properties.  The properties of CPs, basically, depend on the suitable selection of their main molecular components, i.e. the metal ion or cluster and the multidentate organic ligand, and on how they arrange to form the final solid-state structure.

Among copper(I) based CPs, copper(I) halides, particularly copper(I) iodide, have been widely employed as inorganic components in the constructions of CPs due to their rich coordination ability as well as their excellent photophysical and electronic properties. The synthesis of the CPs based on Copper Iodide can be easily obtained by mechanochemistry.



Prof. Lucia Maini.