Sensitization of near-infrared-emitting lanthanide cations in solution by tropolonate ligands

Jian Zhang, Paul D. Badger, Steven J. Geib, Stéphane Petoud

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(Graph Presented) One ligand, five NIR-emitting complexes: Tropolonate (trp) ligands sensitize the near-infrared emission of several lanthanide (LnIII) ions upon formation of [Ln-(trp)4]- complexes (Ln = Nd, Ho, Er, Tm, and Yb; see emission spectra). The solid-state structures and solution-state photophysical properties of the [Ln(trp) 4]- complexes have been characterized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2508-2512
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Apr 22 2005



  • Lanthanides
  • Luminescence
  • Near-infrared emitters
  • O ligands
  • Sensitizers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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