Metal-organic spheres as functional systems for guest encapsulation

Inhar Imaz, Jordi Hernando, Daniel Ruiz-Molina, Daniel Maspoch

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Music of the spheres: Infinite coordination polymerization of Zn2+ ions and a multitopic ligand produces metal-organic micro- and nanospheres that can be used as functional matrices. The spheres can encapsulate combinations of active substances, such as organic dyes, magnetic nanoparticles, or luminescent quantum dots (see image), which results in spheres that are luminescent in the blue, green, and red regions of the spectrum. © 2009 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2325-2329
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2009


  • Coordination polymers
  • Fluorescence
  • Host-guest systems
  • Magnetic properties
  • Metal-organic particles


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