Reversible switching of the luminescence of a photoresponsive gadolinium(III) complex

Hidetaka Nakai, Kazuhiro Kitagawa, Harutaka Nakamori, Taisuke Tokunaga, Takahiro Matsumoto, Koichi Nozaki, Seiji Ogo

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From blue to red: The structure and luminescence properties of the gadolinium(III) complex 1 were investigated. Reversible switching of the luminescence of 1 in THF at room temperature by alternating light irradiation and O2 exposure is presented, during which the emission color changes as shown in the picture. Light-induced phosphorescence of 1 plays a key role in this behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8722-8725
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - Aug 12 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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