Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Luminescent EuIII Complexes on Silicon (pages 2687–2694)
Kasjan Misztal, Cristina Tudisco, Andrea Sartori, Joanna M. Malicka, Riccardo Castelli, Guglielmo G. Condorelli and Enrico Dalcanale
Article first published online: 30 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201402117
Supramolecular complexes on a silicon surface exhibit red luminescence under UV irradiation. A hierarchical self-assembly procedure for the generation of luminescent ternary complexes on surfaces is reported. It relies on orthogonal host–guest interactions of tetraphosphonate cavitands toward sarcosine and on the metal–ligand coordination of phenanthroline with lanthanide complexes.