Chromophore-zeotype composites: Direct synthesis of an array of strictly aligned metal-organic complex chromophores in a crystalline silica matrix


  • This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Munich: Be 1664/1–2, Berlin: Ma 1745/I-I, Frankfurt: Schu 744/4–2) and the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (Munich, Frankfurt).


Chromophores embedded in zeolite-type hosts have potential applications in optical devices. However, the conventional preparation results in an inhomogeneous distribution of the chromophores. It is demonstrated that direct synthesis can result in chromophore-zeolite composites with well-defined stoichiometry and uniform chromophore distribution, as illustrated for [Cocpmath imageF]-NON in the figure.

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