Research on Chemical Intermediates

, Volume 45, Issue 5, pp 2515–2527 | Cite as

Layer-by-layer assembly of luminescent ultrathin films by layered double hydroxides and neutral Al–Phen–Hq

  • Wenjun ZhangEmail author
  • Jinglin Li
  • Yuan Wang
  • Xiaoxiong Zhang
  • Jie Fu


Highly transparent ultrathin films (UTFs) were fabricated via layer-by-layer assembly of 110-Phenanthroline monohydrate (Phen)–8-hydroxyquinoline (Hq)–Al3+(Phen–Hq–Al), polyvinyl alchol(PVA) and Mg–Al-layered double hydroxide (LDH)nanosheets. UV–visible absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy showed regular growth of UTFs increasing the numbers of assembly. The structure and morphology of Mg–Al-layered double hydroxide and UTFs were measured by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, XRD and SEM. We found that it can detect Fe3+ ion with relative selectivity and high sensitivity (Ksv = 2.214 × 104 M−1) which indicates that UTFs can be a potential fluorescent probe for selectively of the Fe3+ ion.


Layered double hydroxide Thin film Quinoline metal complexes Luminescence 



This work was supported by the Education Department of Hebei Province. [Grant Number ZD2017214].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Chemical Technology, School of Chemical EngineeringHebei University of TechnologyTianjinChina

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