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Photofunctional Rare Earth Hybrid Materials


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 251)

About this book


This book presents the main research advances in the field of photofunctional rare earth hybrid materials. The first chapter discusses the fundamental principles, ranging from rare earth, rare earth luminescence, luminescent rare earth compounds and photofunctional rare earth hybrid materials. The main body of the book consists of six chapters exploring different kinds of photofunctional hybrid materials, such as hybrids based on organically modified silica; organically modified mesoporous silica; functionalized microporous zeolite and metal-organic frameworks; polymer or polymer/silica composite; and multi-component assembly of hybrids. It also includes a chapter introducing the photofunctional application of these hybrid materials. It is a valuable resource for a wide readership in various fields of rare earth chemistry, chemical science and materials science.


Rare earth Lanthanide Luminescence Multi-component assembly Photofunctional hybrid material Organically modified silane Mesoporous silica Functionalized zeolite Metal-organic frameworks Polymer/Silica composite Photophysical application

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  1. 1.School of Chemical Science and EngineeringTongji UniversityShanghaiChina

About the authors

Bing Yan obtained his doctorate from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1998. He continued his research as a research assistant and postdoctoral fellow at the City University of Hong Kong, Peking University and the University of Sherbrooke from 1998 to 2001. Since November 2001, he has been a professor of chemistry at Tongji University, China. His current interests focus on rare earth chemistry and photofunctional materials, including rare earth inorganic/organic molecular luminescent hybrids; rare earth functional compounds and micro-nano solid materials; and rare earth crystal framework hybrid systems. As a corresponding author, he has published over 400 research papers in international journals.

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