Solid-State Sensors Based On Eu3+-Containing Supramolecular Polymers With Luminescence Colour Switching Capability

L.N. Neumann, University of Fribourg
Céline Calvino, University of Fribourg
Yoan C. Simon, University of Southern Mississippi
Stephen Schrettl, University of Fribourg
Christoph Weder, Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg


Polymers that exhibit changes of their luminescence colour in response to external stimuli are attractive candidates for sensing systems. We herein report the preparation of europium-based metallosupramolecular polymers, which can be processed into films and coatings that display readily detectable luminescence colour changes in response to various types of analytes.