Synthesis, characterization and near-infrared photoluminescence of monoporphyrinate lanthanide complexes containing an anionic tripodal ligand

Hongshan He, Jianping Guo, Zhixin Zhao, Wai Kwok Wong, Wai Yeung Wong, Wing Kit Lo, King Fai Li, Li Luo, Kok Wai Cheah

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Twelve neutral stable complexes of ytterbium(III) and erbium(III) coordinated by anionic hydridotris(pyrazol-1-yl)borate and meso- tetraphenylporphyrinate, and its derivatives with different substituents in the para position of the phenyl groups, were prepared and characterized. Crystal structure analyses revealed that seven nitrogen atoms, four from the porphyrinate dianion and three from the anionic tripodal ligand, are symmetrically coordinated to the lanthanide ions. Photophysical investigations of the complexes showed an enhancement of near-infrared photoluminescence as compared to aqua-coordinated monoporphyrinate lanthanide complexes. The solvent effect and substituent effects on the photoluminescent properties of the complexes were also investigated KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2004.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-845
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Lanthanides
  • Photoluminescence
  • Porphyrins
  • Tripodal ligands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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