Lucena MA, Oliveira MF, Arouca AM, Talhavini M, Ferreira EA, Alves Júnior S, Veiga-Souza FH, Weber IT.
ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2016 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print]The 3D metal-organic framework (MOF) [Eu(BTC)] (where BTC = trimesic acid) was synthetized in 20 minutes by a microwave-assisted hydrothermal method with a yield of 89%. A structural and spectroscopic study, performed by X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetry and photoluminescence spectroscopy, showed that this framework has high crystallinity, thermal stability and luminescence. This MOF had a red-orange luminescence when excited with UV radiation (λ = 254 nm) and a high potential for use as a luminescent marker for gunshot residues (GSR). Read More