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Near-infrared (NIR) luminescent metallopolymers based on Ln4(Salen)4 nanoclusters (Ln = Nd or Yb)

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A series of novel Wolf Type II Ln3+-containing metallopolymers PNBE-co-Ln4(Salen)4 (Ln = La, Nd, Yb, Er or Gd) are obtained from the controlled ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP) of norbornene (NBE) and the homoleptic tetranuclear [Ln4(L)2(HL)2Cl23-OH)2]·2Cl (Ln4(Salen)4, Ln = La, 1; Nd, 2; Ln = Yb, 3; Ln = Er, 4; Ln = Gd, 5) self-assembled from the diallyl-modified flexible hexadentate Salen-type Schiff-base ligand H2L (N,N′-bis(5-allyl-3-methoxysalicylidene)cyclohexane-1,2-diamine) with LnCl3·6H2O. The results of their photophysical properties show that the strong and characteristic near-infrared (NIR) luminescent Ln3+-centered emissions for PNBE-co-Ln4(Salen)4 (Ln = Nd, 2; Yb, 3) are retained with relatively higher intrinsic quantum yields than the corresponding monomers in solution, and the concentration self-quenching of Ln3+-based materials could be effectively prevented in both solution and solid states.

Graphical abstract: Near-infrared (NIR) luminescent metallopolymers based on Ln4(Salen)4 nanoclusters (Ln = Nd or Yb)

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The article was received on 13 Sep 2013, accepted on 04 Nov 2013 and first published on 07 Nov 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3TC31814A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014,2, 1489-1499
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    Near-infrared (NIR) luminescent metallopolymers based on Ln4(Salen)4 nanoclusters (Ln = Nd or Yb)

    W. Feng, Y. Zhang, Z. Zhang, P. Su, X. Lü, J. Song, D. Fan, W. Wong, R. A. Jones and C. Su, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, 2, 1489
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TC31814A

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