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Just Published in European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry


Homoleptic Luminescent Lanthanide Frameworks with the Tricyanohydridoborate Anion

Authors: Sven H. Zottnick, Marcel T. Seuffert, Christoph Kerpen, Maik Finze, Klaus Müller-Buschbaum

Abstract: The first lanthanide tricyanohydridoborates have been synthesized from anhydrous lanthanide chlorides and the oxonium salt (H3O)[BH(CN)3]. Thereby, the three-dimensional, homoleptic coordination polymers 3[Ln{BH(CN)3}3] (Ln = Eu, Tb) could be obtained in solvothermal reactions upon complete substitution of the chloride anions by [BH(CN)3] anions. Both products exhibit intense and characteristic photoluminescence in the visible region through lanthanide-specific 4f–4f transitions with long luminescence decay times typical for the respective lanthanide ions. [BH(CN)3] proves to be a suitable linker for new lanthanide coordination polymers.


By Dr. Rian Dewhurst