This Concept summarizes recent advances in constructing metal-organic frameworks with organic photosensitizers and their applications in organic transformations. The content is organized based on the types of photosensitizers.
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), bridging metal-containing second building units by organic ligands, have provided a versatile platform for the design of heterogeneous catalysis. In the last decade, various photo-responsible MOFs have been designed and prepared, exhibiting outperformed catalytic performance. Among them, MOFs featuring organic photosensitizers for photoinduced organic transformations remain less investigated, due probably to the large steric demands and low symmetry of typical organic dyes. In view of the promising potential of integrating versatile MOFs with organic photosensitizers, this Concept summarizes recent advances in this research area.Zum Volltext