Luminescence of a binuclear europium complex bearing a 4-nitrophenolate chromophore: a different way of seeing pH dependence

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  • Authors:
  • Octavia Blackburn
  • Manuel Tropiano
  • Louise Natrajan
  • Alan Kenwright
  • Stephen Faulkner


A europium complex derived from NP-(DO3A)2 exhibits pH-dependent
europium-centred luminescence following excitation of the nitrophenolate
chromophore. Such behaviour is not observed with an analogous mononuclear complex, suggesting coordination of both lanthanide ions to the phenolate oxygen in the emissive species.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6111-6114
JournalChemical Communications
Early online date5 Apr 2016
StatePublished - 2016