Research Directions


Fundamental and Predetermined Spectroscopy Studies of Luminescent Lanthanide Materials


One of my research directions is to design and synthesize organic-lanthanide complexes stemming from cyclen/porphyrin/tripodal amide-based ligands for spectroscopic studies. These ligands were found to have different coordination to the lanthanide, causing a change in photo-physical properties (multi-photon and nonlinear processes) for applications in different area.







(Left) The spectroscopic studies have been reported for lanthanide complexes recently. (Inorg. Chem., 2012, 51, 7013) The antenna efficiency of complexes is based on the number of coordinated ligands; (Right) the remarkable NIR quantum yield obtained by porphyrin-based Yb complexes in aqueous solution. (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 50, 20120)

The project involved the design and synthesis a metal-organic network based on a lanthanide complex that contains mucic acid,{[Ln(Mucicate)1.5(H2O)2].5H2O}n (Ln = Eu and Tb), which exhibits a novel 1-D hydrophilic channel in the porous framework and shows significant luminescent response to anion incorporation, such as CO32-, CN-, Cl-, Br-, I-.

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