Science China Chemistry

, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 331–335 | Cite as

1D silver cluster-assembled materials act as a platform for selectively erasable photoluminescent switch of acetonitrile

  • Ya-Hui Li
  • Ren-Wu Huang
  • Peng Luo
  • Man Cao
  • Hong Xu
  • Shuang-Quan ZangEmail author
  • Thomas C. W. Mak


A new 1D silver cluster-assembled complex Ag10bpy-CH3CN exhibiting intense photoluminescence was reported. Upon the loss of coordinated acetonitrile, Ag10bpy-CH3CN form Ag10bpy with Ag10S6 cores slightly distorted, being accompanied with photoluminescence quenching. Inverse process can be realized by treating Ag10bpy with acetonitrile and shows a selectively erasable photoluminescent switch.


silver cluster photoluminescence switch structure transformation acetonitrile response 


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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21671175), the Program for Science & Technology Innovation Talents in Universities of Henan Province (164100510005), the Program for Innovative Research Team (in Science and Technology) in Universities of Henan Province (19IRTSTHN022) and Zhengzhou University.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ya-Hui Li
    • 1
  • Ren-Wu Huang
    • 1
  • Peng Luo
    • 1
  • Man Cao
    • 1
  • Hong Xu
    • 1
  • Shuang-Quan Zang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thomas C. W. Mak
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Chemistry and Molecular EngineeringZhengzhou UniversityZhengzhouChina
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SARChina

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