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The effect of two additional Eu3+ lumophors in two novel trinuclear europium complexes on their photoluminescent properties

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Abstract

Two novel trinuclear europium complexes based on trisphen(1,3,5-tris{4-((1,10-phenanthroline-[5,6-d]imidazol-2yl)phenoxy)methyl}-2,4,6-trimethyl-benzene) as a second ligand were designed, synthesized, and characterized by FT-IR, 1H NMR, UV-visible, photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy, elemental analysis (EA) and ESI-MS. The geometries of these two trinuclear europium complexes were predicted using the Sparkle/PM3 model and suggested a chemical environment of very low symmetry around the lanthanide ions (C1), which is in agreement with the luminescent spectra. CV analysis demonstrated that the trinuclear complexes possessed excellent electro-injection abilities. The effects of two additional Eu3+ lumophors in these trinuclear europium complexes on their photoluminescent properties were investigated in detail. The results indicated that these trinuclear europium complexes exhibited highly luminescent quantum efficiencies and experimental intensity parameters in the solid state. Especially, due to the contribution of the two additional Eu3+ lumophors in the trinuclear europium complexes, the quantum efficiency of the trinuclear complex Eu3(TTA)9trisphen was higher (ca. 34%) than the mononuclear europium complex Eu(TTA)3imidazophen.

Graphical abstract: The effect of two additional Eu3+ lumophors in two novel trinuclear europium complexes on their photoluminescent properties

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Submitted
12 Jul 2012
Accepted
22 Sep 2012
First published
26 Sep 2012

Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013,12, 330-338
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The effect of two additional Eu3+ lumophors in two novel trinuclear europium complexes on their photoluminescent properties

C. Yang, J. Xu, J. Ma, D. Zhu, Y. Zhang, L. Liang and M. Lu, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013, 12, 330
DOI: 10.1039/C2PP25284H

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