Anion-induced near-infrared (NIR) luminescent Zn2Nd and ZnNd complexes based on the pure Salen-type Schiff-base ligand

Weixu Feng, Yani Hui, Tao Wei, Xingqiang Lü*, Jirong Song, Zhongning Chen, Shunsheng Zhao, Rick W K WONG, Richard A. Jones

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With the Zn-Schiff-base [ZnL(CH3CN)] from the pure Salen-type Schiff-base ligand H2L (H2L = N,N′-bis(salicylidene) phenylene-1,2-diamine) as the precursor, a hetero-trinuclear Zn2Nd complex [Zn2Nd(L)2(NO3)3(CH 3CN)2] (1) and a hetero-binuclear ZnNd complex [ZnNd(L)2Cl(DMF)] (2) are obtained by the further reaction with Nd(NO3)3•6H2O or NdCl3• 6H2O, respectively. The influence of structural differences of the two complexes on their photophysical properties shows the anionic inducement leads to the effective modulation of the NIR luminescent properties by the adjustment of the coordination sphere of the Nd3+ ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communication
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Anionic inducement
  • Modulation of NIR luminescence
  • Sensitization and energy transfer
  • ZnNd and ZnNd arrayed Schiff-base complexes


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