Tuning of the Network Dimensionality and Photoluminescent Properties in Homo- and Heteroleptic Lanthanide Coordination Polymers
AUTHORS: Zheng, ZF; Lu, HJ; Wang, YM; Bao, HL; Li, ZJ; Xiao, GP; Lin, J; Qian, Y; Wang, JQ
Targeted synthesis, through a heteroleptic methodology, has resulted in three types of lanthanide (Ln) coordination polymers (CPs) with tailored dimensionality, tunable photoluminescent colors, and distinct luminescence quenching upon UV and X-ray irradiation. The homoleptic Ln(tpbz)(NO3)(2) [CP-1; tpbz = 4-(2,2':6',2 ''-terpyridin-4'-yl)benzoate] is assembled from Ln cations and bridging tpbz ligands, accompanied by the decoration of NO3- anions, forming a one-dimensional (1D) chain structure. The presence of ancillary dicarboxylate linkers, 1,4- benzenedicarboxylate (bdc) and 2,5-thiophenedicarboxylate (tdc), promotes additional bridging between 1D chains to form a two-dimensional layer and a three-dimensional framework for Ln(tpbz)(bdc) (CP-2) and Ln(tpbz)(tdc) (CP-3), respectively. The multicolor and luminescence properties of the obtained CPs were investigated, displaying typical red Eu-III-based and green Tb-III-based emissions. The Sm-III-bearing CP-1-CP-3, however, exhibit diverse ratiometric Ln(III)-and ligand-based emissions, with the photoluminescent colors varying from pink to orange to cyan. Notably, the Tb-III-containing CP-1-CP-3 display distinct luminescence quenching upon continuous exposure to UV and X-ray irradiation. To our best knowledge, CP-2-Tb represents one of the most sensitive UV dosage probes (3.2 x 10(-7) J) among all CPs.