The interest for heterometallic lanthanide-d or -p metal (Ln-M) complexes is growing because of a potential cooperative or synergistic effect related to the proximity of two different metals in the same molecular architecture affording special tunable physical properties. To exploit the potentiality of Ln-M complexes, suitable synthetic approaches, and the in-depth understanding of the effect of each building block on their properties are mandatory. Here, we report the study on a family of heterometallic luminescent complexes [Ln(hfac)(3)Al(L)(3)], Ln= Eu3+ and Tb3+. Using different L ligands, we investigated the effect of the steric and electronic properties of the Al(L)(3) fragment, highlighting the general validity of the employed synthetic route. A marked difference in the light emission of [Eu(hfac)(3)Al(L)(3)] and [Tb(hfac)(3) Al(L)(3)] complexes has been observed. Thanks to photoluminescence experi-ments and Density Functional Theory calculations, Ln(3+) emissions are explained with a model involving two non-interacting excitation paths through hfac or Al(L)(3) ligands.

Competing excitation paths in luminescent heterobimetallic Ln-Al complexes: Unraveling interactions via experimental and theoretical investigations

Labella, Luca
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Marchetti, Fabio;Samaritani, Simona;
2023-01-01

Abstract

The interest for heterometallic lanthanide-d or -p metal (Ln-M) complexes is growing because of a potential cooperative or synergistic effect related to the proximity of two different metals in the same molecular architecture affording special tunable physical properties. To exploit the potentiality of Ln-M complexes, suitable synthetic approaches, and the in-depth understanding of the effect of each building block on their properties are mandatory. Here, we report the study on a family of heterometallic luminescent complexes [Ln(hfac)(3)Al(L)(3)], Ln= Eu3+ and Tb3+. Using different L ligands, we investigated the effect of the steric and electronic properties of the Al(L)(3) fragment, highlighting the general validity of the employed synthetic route. A marked difference in the light emission of [Eu(hfac)(3)Al(L)(3)] and [Tb(hfac)(3) Al(L)(3)] complexes has been observed. Thanks to photoluminescence experi-ments and Density Functional Theory calculations, Ln(3+) emissions are explained with a model involving two non-interacting excitation paths through hfac or Al(L)(3) ligands.
2023
Bellucci, Luca; Carlotto, Silvia; Bottaro, Gregorio; Babetto, Luca; Labella, Luca; Gallo, Elisa; Marchetti, Fabio; Samaritani, Simona; Armelao, Lidia
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