Tetranuclear NIR luminescent Schiff-base Zn-Nd complexes

Xingqiang Lü, Weiyu Bi, Wenli Chai, Jirong Song, Jianxin Meng, Wai Yeung Wong, Wai Kwok Wong, Richard A. Jones

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With the simple dinuclear Zn-Nd complex [ZnNdL(H2O)(NO 3)3] (1) (H2L = N,N′-bis(3- methoxysalicylidene)ethylene-1,2-diamine) as the precursor, tetranuclear [Zn2Nd2L2(4,4′-bpy)(NO3) 6]·Et2O (2) and [Zn2Nd2L 2(4,4′-bpe)]·2H2O (3) (4,4′-bpy = 4,4′-bipyridine, 4,4′-bpe = trans-bis(4-pyridyl)ethylene) complexes are formed: suitable choice of bidentate linkers could construct multinuclear heterometallic 3d-4f Schiff-base complexes with improved luminescent properties, and the controlling of linker character shows a potentially effective way to the fine-tuning properties of NIR luminescence from Nd ions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-131
Number of pages5
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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