Dual emission from stoichiometrically mixed lanthanide complexes of 3-phenyl-4-benzoyl-5-isoxazolonate and 2,2′-bipyridine

Silvanose Biju, D. B. Ambili Raj, M. L.P. Reddy, C. K. Jayasankar, Alan H. Cowley, Michael Findlater

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Abstract

The luminescence properties of the three new stoichiometrically mixed lanthanide complexes, Sm1/2Eu1/2(PBI)3· bpy·H2O (1), Sm1/2Tb1/2(PBI) 3·bpy·H2O (2) and Eu1/2Tb 1/2(PBI)3·bpy·H2O (3) [HPBI = 3-phenyl-4-benzoyl-5-isoxazolone; bpy = 2,2′-bipyridine] have been compared with those of the analogous single lanthanide ion systems, Sm(PBI) 3·bpy·H2O (4), Eu(PBI)3· bpy·H2O (5) and Tb(PBI)3·bpy·H 2O (6). Compound 5 was structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, and crystallizes in the triclinic space group P1 with a = 12.839(3) Å, b = 13.863(3) Å, c = 16.379(3) Å, α = 81.66(3)°, β = 73.32(3)°, γ = 89.26(3)° and V = 2762.0(10) Å3. The crystal structure of 5 comprises an assembly of mononuclear species, each of which features a central Eu3+ cation coordinated to three bidentate PBI ligands, a bidentate bipy ligand, and a water molecule. The overall geometry of the nonacoordinate array is that of a distorted monocapped trigonal prism. The X-ray diffraction study of 5 also revealed many interesting π-π, interplanar and intermolecular hydrogen-bonding interactions. The mixed lanthanide complexes 1-3 exhibit interesting dual emissions in the visible region. The quantum yields and lifetime measurements for 1-3 support the premise that Ln → Ln energy transfer occurs in these mixed lanthanide systems, along with the usual ligand-to-metal triplet energy pathways.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1425-1432
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume19
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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