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Title: Nine isomorphous lanthanide–uranyl f–f bimetallic materials with 2-thiophenecarboxylic acid and terpyridine: structure and concomitant luminescent properties


Concomitant and semi-selective uranyl and lanthanide luminescence observed within a series of f–f bimetallic molecular materials (UO 2 2+ /Ln = Pr–Er).

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Ridenour, J. August, and Cahill, Christopher L. Nine isomorphous lanthanide–uranyl f–f bimetallic materials with 2-thiophenecarboxylic acid and terpyridine: structure and concomitant luminescent properties. United Kingdom: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1039/C8CE00811F.
Ridenour, J. August, & Cahill, Christopher L. Nine isomorphous lanthanide–uranyl f–f bimetallic materials with 2-thiophenecarboxylic acid and terpyridine: structure and concomitant luminescent properties. United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C8CE00811F.
Ridenour, J. August, and Cahill, Christopher L. Mon . "Nine isomorphous lanthanide–uranyl f–f bimetallic materials with 2-thiophenecarboxylic acid and terpyridine: structure and concomitant luminescent properties". United Kingdom. doi:10.1039/C8CE00811F.
title = {Nine isomorphous lanthanide–uranyl f–f bimetallic materials with 2-thiophenecarboxylic acid and terpyridine: structure and concomitant luminescent properties},
author = {Ridenour, J. August and Cahill, Christopher L.},
abstractNote = {Concomitant and semi-selective uranyl and lanthanide luminescence observed within a series of f–f bimetallic molecular materials (UO 2 2+ /Ln = Pr–Er).},
doi = {10.1039/C8CE00811F},
journal = {CrystEngComm},
number = 34,
volume = 20,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2018},
month = {1}

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