Room-temperature phosphorescent materials derived from natural resources

Xiongfei Luo, Bing Tian, Yingxiang Zhai, Hongda Guo, Shouxin Liu, Jian Li, Shujun Li, Tony D. James, Zhijun Chen

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Room-temperature phosphorescent (RTP) materials have enormous potential in many different areas. Additionally, the conversion of natural resources to RTP materials has attracted considerable attention. Owing to their inherent luminescent properties, natural materials can be efficiently converted into sustainable RTP materials. However, to date, only a few reviews have focused on this area of endeavour. Motivated by this lack of coverage, in this Review, we address this shortcoming and introduce the types of natural resource available for the preparation of RTP materials. We mainly focus on the inherent advantages of natural resources for RTP materials, strategies for activating and enhancing the RTP properties of the natural resources as well as the potential applications of these RTP materials. In addition, we discuss future challenges and opportunities in this area of research. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)800-812
Number of pages13
JournalNature Reviews Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Z.C. thanks the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31890774), the Natural Science Funding of Heilong Jiang province for Excellent Young Scholars (YQ2020C017) and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2572022CG02). T.D.J. thanks the University of Bath and the Open Research Fund of the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Henan Normal University (2020ZD01) for support.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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