Self-assembly of luminescent ternary complexes between seven-coordinate lanthanide(III) complexes and chromophore bearing carboxylates and phosphonates

SJA Pope, BP Burton-Pye, R Berridge, T Khan, PJ Skabara, Stephen Faulkner

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Luminescent lanthanide complexes have been prepared by exploiting the interaction between lanthanide DO3A complexes and chromophore bearing carboxylates or phosphonates. This interaction can be utilised to probe the choice of sensitising chromophore suited to a given lanthanide. Furthermore, ternary complexes obtained from chromophore appended carboxylates dissociate in the presence of phosphate, while those obtained from phosphonates do not.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)2907-2912
Number of pages6
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • lanthanide complexes
  • luminescent ternary complexes
  • carboxylates
  • phosphonates

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