Coordination Geometrical Effect on Ligand-to-Metal Charge Transfer-Dependent Energy Transfer Processes of Luminescent Eu(III) Complexes

Pedro Paulo Ferreira Da Rosa, Shiori Miyazaki, Haruna Sakamoto, Yuichi Kitagawa, Kiyoshi Miyata, Tomoko Akama, Masato Kobayashi, Koji Fushimi, Ken Onda, Tetsuya Taketsugu, Yasuchika Hasegawa

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Abstract

Photophysical properties of europium (Eu(III)) complexes are affected by ligand-to-metal charge transfer (LMCT) states. Two luminescent Eu(III) complexes with three tetramethylheptadionates (tmh) and pyridine (py), [Eu(tmh)3(py)1] (seven-coordinated monocapped-octahedral structure) and [Eu(tmh)3(py)2] (eight-coordinated square antiprismatic structure), were synthesized for geometrical-induced LMCT level control. Distances between Eu(III) and oxygen atoms of tmh ligands were estimated using single-crystal X-ray analyses. The contribution percentages of π-4f mixing in HOMO and LUMO at the optimized structure in the ground state were calculated using DFT (LC-BLYP). The Eu-O distances and their π-4f mixed orbitals affect the energy level of LMCT states in Eu(III) complexes. The LMCT energy level of an eight-coordinated Eu(III) complex was higher than that of a seven-coordinated Eu(III) complex. The energy transfer processes between LMCT and Eu(III) ion were investigated using temperature-dependent and time-resolved emission lifetime measurements of 5D0 → 7FJ transitions of Eu(III) ions. In this study, the LMCT-dependent energy transfer processes of seven- and eight-coordinated Eu(III) complexes are demonstrated for the first time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-217
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Volume125
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 14 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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