Reactivity of cationic lanthanide(III) monoporphyrinates towards anionic cyanometallates - Preparation, crystal structure, and luminescence properties of cyanido-bridged di- and trinuclear d-f complexes

Xunjin Zhu, Wai Kwok Wong, Jianping Guo, Wai Yeung Wong, Jie Peng Zhang

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The metathesis reaction between two equivalents of [Ln-(tpp)(H 2O)3]Cl (Ln = Yb, Er; tpp2- = tetraphenylporphyrinate dianion) and one equivalent of cyanometallate in dmf at room temperature under nitrogen for 24 hours gave the cyanido-bridged d-f trinuclear complexes [{Ln(tpp)(dmf)n}2{(μ-NC) 2M(CN)2}] (Ln = Yb, n = 2, M = Ni, 1; Ln = Er, n = 3, M = Ni, 2; Ln = Yb, n = 2, M = Pt, 3; Ln = Er, n = 3, M = Pt, 4), a trinuclear complex [{Er(tpp)(dmf)2}{(μ-NC)2Fe(CN) 4}{Er-(Htpp)(dmf)2}] (5), and a dinuclear complex [{Er(tpp)(dmf)-(H2O)}(μ-NC)Ag(CN)] (6) when the cyanometallate used was the dianion [M(CN)4]2- (M = Ni, Pt), the trianion [Fe-(CN)6]3-, and monoanion [Ag(CN)2] -, respectively. The solid-state structures of these complexes were ascertained by X-ray crystallography. Photoluminescence studies of complexes 1-4 showed that these complexes displayed photophysical properties characteristic of normal metal-porphyrinato complexes. Their absorption bands and emission peaks in the visible region are typical of the intraligand π→π* transitions of the porphyrinato ligand. Furthermore, these complexes also exhibited emission characteristic of the lanthanide(III) ion in the near-infrared (NIR) region, which was quenched by the cyanometallates. KGaA, 2008.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3515-3523
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Cyanido-bridged d-f complexes
  • Cyanometallates
  • Lanthanides
  • Near-infrared emission
  • Porphyrins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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