This chapter critically reviews the studies related to structural and photophysical properties of metal clusters within zeolites matrices and summarizes the progress made in understanding the host-guest interactions. The goal is to provide useful insight into the nature of such interactions and experiments used in identifying the excited state dynamics and the reaction mechanisms leading to the emitting species. Especially interesting are the combined experimental and computational approaches used to elucidate the structures and electronic transition of clusters inside the cavity. Although a number of excellent research articles have been published in the last years they only cover rather specific areas like organic photochemistry, confinement, charge transfer, theoretical modeling or photostimulated luminescence.
Part of the book: Advances in Geopolymer-Zeolite Composites