Journal article

Fabrication of Photoactuators: Macroscopic Photomechanical Responses of Metal-Organic Frameworks to Irradiation by UV Light

Yi-Xiang Shi, Wen-Hua Zhang, Brendan F Abrahams, Pierre Braunstein, Jian-Ping Lang

Angewandte Chemie International Edition | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2019

Abstract

Photoreactive olefinic species are incorporated into a metal-organic framework (MOF), [Zn(bdc)(3-F-spy)] (1). Single crystals of 1 are shown to undergo three types of photomechanical macroscopic deformation upon illumination by UV light. To demonstrate the practical potential of this system, the inclusion of 1 in a PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) composite membrane, by exploiting hydrogen-bonding interactions, is presented. Using this composite membrane, the amplification of mechanical stress to achieve macroscopic actuation behavior is demonstrated. These results pave the way for the generation of MOF-based soft photoactuators that produce clearly defined mechanical responses upon irradiation with ..

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Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry of Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry


Awarded by Postgraduate Research & Practice Innovation Program of Jiangsu Province


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grants Nos. 21531006 and 21773163), and the State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry of Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (Grant No. 2018kf-05), the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions and the Postgraduate Research & Practice Innovation Program of Jiangsu Province for financial support (KYCX18_2495).