Multinuclear luminescent Schiff-base Zn-Nd sandwich complexes

Rick W K WONG*, Xiaoping Yang, Richard A. Jones, Joseph H. Rivers, Vince Lynch, Wing Kit Lo, Dang Xiao, Michael M. Oye, Archie L. Holmes

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Multinuclear 3d-4f complexes with sandwichlike molecular structures are formed with the Schiff-base ligand bis-(3-methoxysalicylidene)ethylene-1,2- phenylenediamine(H2L). The stoichiometry and structures are dependent on the Zn:Nd ratio and counteranions present. They are trinuclear [Nd(ZnL) 2(NO3)2(H2O)2] ·NO3·EtOH·H2O (1), [Nd-(ZnL) 2Cl2(H2O)3] ·Cl·2MeOH·5H2O (2), and tetranuclear [Nd 2(ZnL)2Cl6(MeOH)2]·MeOH (3). Dinuclear complex [NdZnL-(NO3)3MeCN]·MeCN (4) was also characterized. Near-infrared (NIR) lanthanide luminescence is observed in these complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4340-4345
Number of pages6
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2006

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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