Control of Lanthanide Coordination Environment: Synthesis, Structure, and Oxygen-Sensitive Luminescence Properties of an Eight-Coordinate Tb(III) Complex

Hidetaka Nakai, Juncheol Seo, Kazuhiro Kitagawa, Takahiro Goto, Kyoshiro Nonaka, Takahiro Matsumoto, Seiji Ogo

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Coordination environment of the Tb3+ ion in oxygen-sensitive luminescent complexes can be successfully controlled through the size of alkyl substituents on ligands {(RMeArOH)4cyclen} (R = tBu or Me; cyclen = 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane); a newly prepared eight-coordinate complex 1tBu shows higher oxygen sensitivity (KSV = 17 600) and lower luminescence quantum yield (φ = 0.67 under N2) than those of the previously reported seven-coordinate analogues 1Me and [{(MeMeArO)3tacn}TbIII(THF)] (KSV = 12 600 and 8300, φ = 0.91 and 0.91 under N2, respectively; tacn = 1,4,7-triazacyclononane; THF = tetrahydrofuran). The oxygen-sensitive mechanism is discussed on the basis of the photophysical properties of the corresponding Gd(III) complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6609-6615
Number of pages7
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Jul 5 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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