Microporous supramolecular coordination compounds as chemosensory photonic lattices

Gary A. Mines, Biing Chiau Tzeng, Keith J. Stevenson, Jialiang Li, Joseph T. Hupp

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Micropattered thin films of tailorable molecular materials with uniform, nanoscale cavities, such as 1, were prepared by soft lithographic methods. In this form the materials readily diffract visible light, and because the efficiency of diffraction is enhanced by sorption of guest molecules, the diffraction response can be used for signal transduction in chemical-sensing applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-157
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Microporous materials
  • Patterning
  • Sensors
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Thin films


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