Terbium polyoxometalate organic complexes: Correlation of structure with luminescence properties

Chris Ritchie, Evan G. Moore, Manfred Speldrich, Paul Kögerler, Colette Boskovic

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Light up the POMs: A luminescent lanthanoid complex with polyoxometalate (POM) and organic ligands has been structurally characterized (see picture). Comparison of this octanuclear TbIII complex of 2-picolinate and tungstoarsenate ligands with a dinuclear relative reveals the role of the organic ligands as chromophores, identifies the luminescent Tb centers, and determines the relationship between POM coordination mode and luminescence quenching.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7702-7705
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Luminescence
  • Picolinate
  • Polyoxometalates
  • Terbium
  • Tungstoarsenates

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