Exquisite sensitivity of the ligand field to solvation and donor polarisability in coordinatively saturated lanthanide complexes

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  • External authors:
  • Kevin Mason
  • Alice C Harnden
  • Connor W Patrick
  • Adeline W J Poh
  • Andrei S Batsanov
  • Elizaveta A Suturina
  • David Parker


Crystallographic, emission and NMR studies of a series of C3-symmetric, nine-coordinate substituted pyridyl triazacyclononane Yb(iii) and Eu(iii) complexes reveal the impact of local solvation and ligand dipolar polarisability on ligand field strength, leading to dramatic variations in pseudocontact NMR shifts and emission spectral profiles, giving new guidance for responsive NMR and spectral probe design.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8486-8489
Number of pages4
JournalChemical communications (Cambridge, England)
Issue number61
Early online date10 Jul 2018
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2018

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