Three-dimensional open-frameworks based on LnIII ions and open-/closed-Shell PTM ligands: Synthesis, structure, luminescence, and magnetic properties

Angela Datcu, Nans Roques, Véronique Jubera, Inhar Imaz, Daniel Maspoch, Jean Pascal Sutter, Concepciõ Rovira, Jaume Veciana

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    A series of isostructural open-framework coordination polymers formulated as [Ln(dmf)3(ptmtc)] (Ln=Sm (1), Eu (2), Gd (3), Tb (4), Dy (5); PTMTC=polychlorotriphenylmethyl tricarboxylate) and [Ln(dmf)2H 2O(αH-ptmtc)] (Ln=Sm (1′), Eu (2′), Gd (3′), Tb (4′), Dy (5′)) have been obtained by treating LnIII ions with PTMTC ligands with a radical (PTMTC3-) or a closed-shell character (αH-PTMTC3-). X-ray diffraction analyses reveal that these coordination polymers possess 3D architectures that combine large channels and fairly rare lattice complex T connectivity. In addition, these compounds show selective framework dynamic sorption properties. For both classes of ligands, the ability to act as an antenna in Ln sensitization processes has been investigated. No luminescence was observed for compounds 1-5, and 3′ because of the PTMTC3- ligand and/or GdIII ion characteristics. Conversely, photoluminescence measurements show that 1′, 2′, 4′, and 5′ emit dark orange, red, green, and dark cyan metal-centered luminescence. The magnetic properties of all of these compounds have been investigated. The nature of the {Ln-radical} exchange interaction in these compounds has been assessed by comparing the behavior of the radical-based coordination polymers 1-5 with those of the compounds with the diamagnetic ligand set. While antiferromagnetic {Sm-radical} interactions are found in 1, ferromagnetic {Ln-radical} interactions propagate in the 3D architectures of 3, 4, and 5 (Ln=Gd, Tb, and Dy, respectively). This procedure also provided access to information on the {Ln-Ln} exchange existing in these magnetic systems. © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3644-3656
    JournalChemistry - A European Journal
    Issue number13
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2011


    • lanthanides
    • luminescence
    • magnetic properties
    • metal-organic frameworks
    • radicals


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