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Crystal structure and temperature-dependent luminescence of a heterotetranuclear sodium–europium(iii) β-diketonate complex

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A heterotetranuclear Na2Eu2 complex with uncommon photoluminescence properties is reported. The complex exhibits good emission efficiency at ambient temperature, coupled with strong temperature dependence of the emission intensity and lifetime in the 273–333 K range, all of which are key features for non-contact luminescence-based thermometers capable of sensing and imaging temperatures in the physiological range.

Graphical abstract: Crystal structure and temperature-dependent luminescence of a heterotetranuclear sodium–europium(iii) β-diketonate complex

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Submitted
28 Jul 2014
Accepted
07 Nov 2014
First published
07 Nov 2014

Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 488-492
Article type
Communication

Crystal structure and temperature-dependent luminescence of a heterotetranuclear sodium–europium(III) β-diketonate complex

S. M. Bruno, D. Ananias, F. A. Almeida Paz, M. Pillinger, A. A. Valente, L. D. Carlos and I. S. Gonçalves, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 488
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT02301C

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