In the context of personalized medicine, there is a growing interest in materials bearing at the same time diagnostic and therapy functions. This article reports a cheap and easily reproducible procedure to obtain materials with a high potential for these applications. Three new strontium iodide–fructose-based metal–organic frameworks with formulae [Sr(C6H12O6)2]I2, [Sr2(C6H12O6)3(H2O)3]I4·0.5H2O and [Sr(C6H12O6)(H2O)3I]I differing in stoichiometry, symmetry and crystal packing, were obtained and characterized by X-ray diffraction. Bulk quantum simulations show that both the ions and the sugar are crucial in determining the predicted nonlinear response; also, the relative arrangement of various functional groups in the unit cell plays a role in the computed optical properties. Small fragments of the three compounds were selected for in vacuo calculations, proving that the reduced dimensions of the particles have a great influence on the nonlinear optical response. Despite the similar chemical composition of the three compounds, second harmonic generation measurements and in crystal and in vacuo theoretical calculations agree that one of the compounds is a much more efficient second harmonic emitter than the other two, and is thus a suitable candidate for bio-sensor applications.
Developing new Srl(2) and beta-D-fructoovranose-based metal-organic frameworks with nonlinear optical properties / D. Marabello, P. Antoniotti, P. Benzi, E. Cariati, L. Lo Presti, C. Canepa. - In: ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA. SECTION B, STRUCTURAL SCIENCE, CRYSTAL ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS. - ISSN 2052-5206. - 75:2(2019 Apr), pp. 210-218.
|Titolo:||Developing new Srl(2) and beta-D-fructoovranose-based metal-organic frameworks with nonlinear optical properties|
CARIATI, ELENA [Investigation]
LO PRESTI, LEONARDO (Penultimo) [Investigation]
|Parole Chiave:||Metal organic frameworks; second harmonic generation; quantum modelling; theranostics|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica|
Settore CHIM/03 - Chimica Generale e Inorganica
|Data di pubblicazione:||apr-2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S2052520619001951|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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