Reversible photoreduction of Cu( ii )–coumarin metal–organic polyhedra Academic Article uri icon


  • We report a new approach for photoinduced reduction of Cu2+ that will enrich the structural diversity of coordination complexes and be a valuable contributor to the development of Cu+/Cu0-based catalysts. To realize controlled Cu2+ reduction, coumarin as a triplet quencher of excited benzophenone was tethered to Cu(ii)-metal-organic polyhedra (MOPs). The photoinduced catalytic activity of the coumarin-MOPs was also examined in a Cu(i)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC).

author list (cited authors)

  • Bae, J., Baek, K., Yuan, D., Kim, W., Kim, K., Zhou, H., & Park, J.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • August 2017