Synthesis, structure and near-infrared luminescence of neutral 3d-4f bi-metallic monoporphyrinate complexes

Wai Kwok Wong, Anxin Hou, Jianping Guo, Hongshan He, Lilu Zhang, Wai Yeung Wong, King Fai Li, Kok Wai Cheah, F. Xue, Thomas C.W. Mak

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The interaction of cationic lanthanide complexes [Ln(porp)(H2O)3]+(Ln = Er or Yb; porp = porphyrinate) with sodium (cyclopentadienyl)tris(diethylphosphito)cobaltate (NaLOEt) gives the neutral 3d-4f bi-metallic porphyrinate complexes, [(LOEt)Ln(porp)]. X-Ray structural analyses reveal that these complexes are seven-coordinate with the three oxygen atoms of the O3-tripodal ligand, LOEt, coordinated to the lanthanide metal behaving as a 6-electron donor. Photophysical measurements show that the porphyrinate ligand behaves as a sensitizer by absorbing visible light to excite the Ln(III) metal ions, producing near-infrared emission.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3092-3098
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

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