One-Step Reaction for Screening of Chromophores to Improve the Luminescence of Lanthanide Complexes

Lixiong Dai, Wai Sum Lo, Junhui Zhang, Ga Lai Law

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KGaA, Weinheim A stable cyclen-based EuIII-complex precursor was synthesized in a one-step coupling reaction as a fast-screening tool and template to select suitable chromophores for sensitizing EuIIIluminescence. A library of chromophores was synthesized and screened by either Sonogashira or Suzuki reaction to confirm the proof of concept and the ease of this methodology. The photophysical properties of these corresponding complexes as well as their potential properties for biological applications has been assessed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1845-1850
Number of pages6
JournalAsian Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • aromatic coupling reactions
  • chromophore screening
  • europium complexes
  • lanthanide complexes
  • organic synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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