NO3--induced Salen-based Zn2Yb2 complex with good NIR luminescent property

Yan E. Luo, Yan Ma, Pei Yang Su, Xing Qiang Lü*, Xunjin ZHU, Rick W K WONG, Richard A. Jones

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Through the self-assembly of the Salen-type Schiff-base compound H2L (H2L = N,N′-bis(3-methoxy-salicylidene)cyclohexane-1,2-diamine) with dehydrated Zn(NO3)2 and Ln(NO3)3 (Ln = La, Yb or Gd), the combination of novel μ3-mode bridging, μ2-chelating and free mode of six NO3- anions induces the formation of three complexes {[Zn2(L)2Ln2((μ3-NO3)22-NO3)2]× 2(NO3)} (Ln = La, 1; Ln = Yb, 2 or Ln = Gd, 3), respectively, where the compacted Zn2Yb2-array of complex 2 endows the good NIR luminescence (ΦLYb = 0.98% and ηsens = 77%).

Original languageEnglish
Article number6119
Pages (from-to)181-183
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Anion-templated ZnLn-array
  • Multiple modes for NO anion
  • NIR luminescence


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