Energy Transfer Luminescence of Europium(III) and Terbium(III) Cryptates of Macrobicyclic Polypyridine Ligands


  • This work was supported by ORIS-Industrie.

  • Dedicated to Professor Gerhard Quinkert on the occasion of his 60th birthday


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The Eu3⊕- and Tb3⊕-cryptates of the ligands 1–3 can function as molecular light converters. The complexes give characteristic 1H-NMR spectra, and the Eu3⊕-cryptate can be electrochemically reversibly reduced (−535 mV vs SCE).