The synthesis of a new DO3A-based macrocyclic ligand bearing a 8-hydroxyquinoline residue together with the preparation of its Eu(3+) and Er(3+) neutral complexes are described. In a previous report IF. Rizzo, A. Papagni, F. Meinardi, R. Tubino, M. Ottonelli, G.F Musso, G. Dellepiane. Synth. Met. 147 (2004) 1431, we have shown that lanthanide complexes display very high stability combined with a good luminescence in aqueous solution under UV radiation, which indicate an energy transfer process from the excited 8-hydroxyquinoline moiety to the metal. In this work, we correlate the ability to transfer the energy from the sensitizer to lanthanide ion with pH behaviour of the antenna. Furthermore, the variation of pH in Eu(3+) complex supports the hypothesis of presence of charge-transfer transitions. The good Solubility and sensitized emission in different solvents (organic and water) are very important aspects for their technologic applications as luminescent probes or NIR-emitting devices. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Synthesis of 8-hydroxyquinoline functionalised DO3A ligand and Eu(III) and Er(III) complexes: Luminescence properties|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/06 - Chimica Organica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.synthmet.2007.11.013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|