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Structure and emission properties of Er3Q9 (Q = 8-quinolinolate).

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Inorganic chemistry
Publication Date
Volume
44
Issue
4
Pages
840–842
Identifiers
PMID: 15859258
Source
Medline
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Abstract

We report the first combined optical and structural investigation of the water free Er-quinolinolate complex, an organo-lanthanide system of interest for 1.5-microm telecom applications. Structural data demonstrate that the complex has a trinuclear structure (Er3Q9) which provides the Er metals with an octa-coordination by the organic ligand and prevents solvent and water molecules from entering the lanthanide coordination sphere. The results of the structural analysis allow us to infer that the strong Er luminescence quenching exhibited by the Er3Q9 complex is due uniquely to resonant energy transfer to the aromatic C-H vibrations of the ligand, providing the correct tools to design more efficient emitters.

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