A highly luminescent europium complex showing visible-light-sensitized red emission: Direct observation of the singlet pathway

Chi Yang, Li Min Fu, Yuan Wang, Jian Ping Zhang, Wing Tak Wong, Xi Cheng Ai, Yi Fang Qiao, Bing Suo Zou, Lin Lin Gui

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Red glow in daylight ... chemist's delight! An efficient transfer of excitation energy from the ligand to the luminescent states of the coordinated EuIIIion in 1 occurs from the singlet excited state of the ligand. The complex shows characteristic bright red Eu-centered emission with a quantum yield of 0.52 when sensitized with visible light.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5010-5013
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Energy-transfer mechanisms
  • Europium
  • Luminescence
  • Sensitizers
  • Time-resolved spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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