Synthesis and Characterization of EuL3(phen) Luminescent Complex
The europium(III)-benzoic acid(HL)-1,10-phenanthroline(phen) complex was synthesized in the ethanol-H2O system by a precipitation method. The morphology of the minicrystal complex with diameters of ca. 1.0 µm is characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Elemental analysis and inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) are used to determine the chemical composition of the complex. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD) are used to examine the structure of the complex. The results show that the complex is a new kind of crystalline complex and the composition of the complex is speculated to be EuL3(phen). The thermogravimetric curve (TGA) analysis indicates that the complex is stable below 232 °C in air. The photoluminescence analyses (PLA) exhibit that the complex emits the characteristic red fluorescence of Eu (III) ions at 613nm under ultraviolet light excitation.
Zhong Cao, Xueqiang Cao, Lixian Sun, Yinghe He
H. J. Ren et al., "Synthesis and Characterization of EuL3(phen) Luminescent Complex", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 239-242, pp. 2488-2491, 2011