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Reversible Switching of the Luminescence of a Photoresponsive Gadolinium(III) Complex

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  • Prof. Hidetaka Nakai,

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    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)
    • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)
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  • Kazuhiro Kitagawa,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)
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  • Harutaka Nakamori,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)
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  • Taisuke Tokunaga,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Takahiro Matsumoto,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)
    2. International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Koichi Nozaki,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science & Engineering, University of Toyama, 3190 Gofuku, Toyama 930-8555 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Seiji Ogo

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)
    2. International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)
    3. Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi Center Building, 4-1-8 Honcho Kawaguchi-shi Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)
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  • This work was supported by grants-in-aid: 23655054 and 24109016 (Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “Stimuli-responsive Chemical Species”) and the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI Program) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) (Japan) and the Basic Research Programs CREST Type “Development of the Foundation for Nano-Interface Technology” from JST (Japan).

Abstract

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From blue to red: The structure and luminescence properties of the gadolinium(III) complex 1 were investigated. Reversible switching of the luminescence of 1 in THF at room temperature by alternating light irradiation and O2 exposure is presented, during which the emission color changes as shown in the picture. Light-induced phosphorescence of 1 plays a key role in this behavior.

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