A Luminescent Metal–Organic Framework as a Turn-On Sensor for DMF Vapor


  • This research is supported by grants to D.S. from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation.


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A real turn-on: A luminescent lanthanide metal–organic framework shows strong and fast turn-on responses to N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) vapor. The selective turn-on effect is triggered mainly by DMF–ligand interactions, along with the removal of quencher, water, from the metal coordination sphere.