Journal Article Seven-Coordinate Luminophores: Brilliant Luminescence of Lanthanide Complexes with C-3v Geometrical Structures

Yanagisawa, Kei  ,  Nakanishi, Takayuki  ,  Kitagawa, Yuichi  ,  Seki, Tomohiro  ,  Akama, Tomoko  ,  Kobayashi, Masato  ,  Taketsugu, Tetsuya  ,  Ito, Hajime  ,  Fushimi, Koji  ,  Hasegawa, Yasuchika

(28)  , pp.4769 - 4774 , 2015-10 , Wiley-Blackwell
Enhanced luminescence properties of mononuclear lanthanide complexes with asymmetric seven-coordination structures are reported for the first time. The lanthanide complexes are composed of a lanthanide ion (Eu-III or Tb-III), three tetramethyl heptanedionato ligands, and one triphenylphosphine oxide ligand. The coordination geometries of the lanthanide complexes have been evaluated by using single-crystal X-ray analyses and shape-measurement calculations. The complexes are categorized to be seven-coordinate monocapped octahedral structures (point group C-3v). The seven-coordinate lanthanide complexes show high intrinsic emission quantum yields, extra-large radiative rate constants, and unexpected small nonradiative rate constants. The brilliant luminescence properties have been elucidated in terms of the asymmetric coordination geometry and small vibrational quanta related to thermal relaxation.

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