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Title: New Insights into Structure and Luminescence of Eu III and Sm III Complexes of the 3,4,3-LI(1,2-HOPO) Ligand

We report the preparation and new insight into photophysical properties of luminescent hydroxypyridonate complexes [M IIIL] - (M = Eu or Sm) of the versatile 3,4,3-LI(1,2-HOPO) ligand (L). We report the crystal structure of this ligand with EuIII as well as insights into the coordination behavior and geometry in solution by using magnetic circular dichroism. In addition TD-DFT calculations were used to examine the excited states of the two different chromophores present in the 3,4,3-LI(1,2-HOPO) ligand. We find that the Eu III and Sm III complexes of this ligand undergo a transformation after in situ preparation to yield complexes with higher quantum yield (QY) over time. We propose that the lower QY in the in situ complexes is not only due to water quenching but could also be due to a lower degree of f-orbital overlap (in a kinetic isomer) as indicated by magnetic circular dichroism measurements.
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
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AC02-05CH11231; CHE-0233882; CHE-0840505; CHE-1360046; HL069832; S10-RR027172
Published Article
Journal Name:
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 137; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 0002-7863
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States