Structure and photophysical properties of new trinuclear lanthanide complexes (Ln = Eu and Tb) with 1,10-phenanthroline

Ka Leung Wong, Yi Min Zhu, Yang Yi Yang, Ga Lai Law, Hai Hua Fan, Peter A. Tanner, Wing Tak Wong

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Examples of trinuclear lanthanide (Ln) complexes using bridging sulfato and hydroxo ligands for Ln = Eu and Tb are reported. Structural data demonstrate that three nine-coordinate Ln3+ions are caged in a monomeric structure in [Ln3(phen)3(OH)(SO4)4(DMF)3] · DMF · H2O, with Ln⋯Ln distances slightly greater than 4 Å. The luminescence and excitation spectra have been recorded and interpreted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-54
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Europium
  • Lanthanide complexes
  • Luminescence
  • Terbium
  • Trinuclear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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