Excimer Formation in the Interlayer Region of Arene-Derivatized Zirconium Phosphonates

Jay C. Amicangelo, Willem R. Leenstra

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Photophysical investigations are reported for two arene-derivatized zirconium phosphonates (layered solids). The chromophore groups that are attached within the interlayer region of these materials are seen to form excimer pairs. Whereas the naphthalene-containing system exhibits both monomer and excimer fluorescence, the potentially greater overlap of chromophores for the system containing anthracene-pendant groups causes that compound to only show excimer fluorescence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14698-14699
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number48
StatePublished - Dec 3 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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