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Title: Effect of the aromatic substituent on the para -position of pyridine-bis(oxazoline) sensitizers on the emission efficiency of their Eu III and Tb III complexes
Two efficient lanthanide ion sensitizers 2,6-bis(oxazoline)-4-phenyl-pyridine (PyboxPh, 1 ) and 2,6-bis(oxazoline)-4-thiophen-2-yl-pyridine (Pybox2Th, 2 ) were synthesized. 1 crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P 21/ c with cell parameters a = 16.3794(4) Å, b = 7.2856(2) Å, c = 11.7073(3) Å, β = 97.229(1)° and V = 1385.97(6) Å 3 . 2 crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P 21/ n with cell parameters a = 5.9472(2), b = 16.0747(6), c = 14.3716(5) Å, β = 93.503(1)° and V = 1371.35(8) Å 3 . Photophysical characterization of 1 shows that its triplet state energy is located at 22 250 cm −1 and efficient energy transfer is observed for Eu III and Tb III . Solutions of [Ln(PyboxPh) 3 ] 3+ in dichloromethane display an emission efficiency of 37.2% for LnEu and 24.0% for LnTb. The excited state lifetimes for Eu III and Tb III are 2.227 ms and 723 μs, respectively. The triplet state energy of 2 is located at 19 280 cm −1 and is therefore too low to efficiently sensitize Tb III emission. However, the sensitization of Eu III is effective, with an emission quantum yield of 14.5% and an excited state lifetime of 714 μs. This shows that the derivatization of the chelator is strongly influenced by the aromatic substituents on the para -position of the pyridine ring. New isostructural 1 : 1 complexes of PyboxPh with Eu III ( 3 ) and Tb III ( 4 ) were also isolated and crystallize in the triclinic space group P 1̄ with cell parameters a = 9.1845(2) Å, b = 10.3327(2) Å, c = 11.9654(2) Å, α = 98.419(1)°, β = 108.109(1)°, γ = 91.791(1)°, V = 1064.08(4) Å 3 and a = 7.8052(1) Å, b = 11.8910(1) Å, c = 14.2668(2) Å, α = 72.557(1)°, β = 86.355(1)°, γ = 77.223(1)°, V = 1231.95(3) Å 3 , respectively.  more » « less
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Dalton Transactions
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