Photofunctional Rare Earth Hybrid Materials Based on Functionalized Microporous Zeolites

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


This chapter mainly focuses on recent research progress in photofunctional rare earth hybrid materials based on functionalized microporous zeolites. It covers photofunctional rare earth hybrid materials based on zeolite X, zeolite A, and zeolite L, respectively. Among them the emphasis is put on the hybrid systems based on zeolite L because they are most intensively studied.


Rare earth ion Photofunctional hybrid material Functionalized zeolite Luminescence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bing Yan
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  1. 1.School of Chemical Science and EngineeringTongji UniversityShanghaiChina

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