Synthesis, Characterization and Luminescence of Europium, Terbium Complexes of 1,1'-(Pyridin-2,6-Diyl) Bis-3-P-Tolylpropane-1,3-Dione
A new ligand, 1,1'-(pyridin-2,6-diyl)bis-3-p-tolylpropane-1,3-dione(H2L), was prepared and its crystal structure displays its enol isomer. The binary complex, Ln2L3·4H2O [Ln = Eu(III) and Tb(III)], were synthesized by the reaction of synthesized ligand (H2L) and Ln(III). With 1,10-phenanthroline (Phen) as the synergistic ligand, the ternary complex, Ln2L3(Phen)2 [Ln = Eu(III) and Tb(III)], were synthesized. The compounds were characterized by 1H-NMR spectroscopy, MS, IR, UV, DTA-TG and fluorescence spectrum. The luminescent properties of the ligand and its complexes were investigated and the results showed that the prepared ligand was a good luminescent compound, all complexes emitted characteristic luminescence of corresponding lanthanide ions and 1,10-phenanthroline as the synergistic ligand can obviously enhance the luminescence of Eu(III) in the ternary complex.
Shiquan Liu and Min Zuo
J. L. Zhu et al., "Synthesis, Characterization and Luminescence of Europium, Terbium Complexes of 1,1'-(Pyridin-2,6-Diyl) Bis-3-P-Tolylpropane-1,3-Dione", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 306-307, pp. 228-233, 2011