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Issue 19, 2013
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Ln(iii) complexes of a bis(5-(pyridine-2-yl)-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)methaneligand: synthesis, structure and fluorescent properties

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Abstract

The new tetradentate ligand H2L bis(5-(pyridine-2-yl)-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)methane ligand H2L has been used to prepare corresponding Ln(III) complexes [Ln(L)(HL)H2O]·6H2O where Ln(III) is Tb(III), Sm(III), Eu(III), Gd(III), Nd(III). The resulting complexes were investigated by various means including elemental- and thermogravimetric analysis and IR-, UV-, VIS spectroscopy. The complexes form an isostructural series in the solid state according to X-ray diffraction. The optimal value of triple state energy of the ligand sensitizes both fluorescent visible and near-IR emissions of the lanthanides. However, the overall emission is moderate as a result of the quenching action of coordinated water molecules. The displacement of water molecules from the inner coordination sphere both in solid samples and the solutions results in a significant increase of the efficiency of the luminescence. The best value of the quantum yield was obtained for the Tb(III) complex with 41%. Luminescence titrations demonstrate that [Tb(L)(HL)H2O] is a pH-sensitive emitter which is able to detect pH values in both near neutral pH and acidic pH ranges.

Graphical abstract: Ln(iii) complexes of a bis(5-(pyridine-2-yl)-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)methane ligand: synthesis, structure and fluorescent properties

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Submitted
29 Jan 2013
Accepted
07 Mar 2013
First published
08 Mar 2013

Dalton Trans., 2013,42, 6936-6943
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Ln(III) complexes of a bis(5-(pyridine-2-yl)-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)methane ligand: synthesis, structure and fluorescent properties

A. N. Gusev, M. Hasegawa, G. A. Nishchymenko, V. F. Shul'gin, S. B. Meshkova, P. Doga and W. Linert, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 6936
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT50297J

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