A single sensitizer for the excitation of visible and NIR lanthanide emitters in water with high quantum yields

Ga Lai Law, Tiffany A. Pham, Jide Xu, Kenneth N. Raymond

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Eight makes a happy Ho(l)me: The versatile octadentate TIAM ligand forms lanthanide complexes (Ln=Sm, Eu, Tb, Dy, Ho) with high quantum yields in water. This ligand is an efficient sensitizer, and also shields the metal center from solvent quenching, as shown by an X-ray diffraction study of the Ho complex.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2371-2374
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • holmium
  • lanthanide sensitization
  • octadentate ligands
  • Vis/NIR emitters
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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