Photophysical and Chiroptical Properties of the Enantiomers of N,N'-Bis(1-phenylpropyl)-2,6-pyridinecarboxamide and their Chiral 9-Coordinate Ln3+ Complexes
European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
The R,R and S,S enantiomers of N,N'-bis(1-phenylpropyl)-2,6-pyridinedicarboxamide, L(Et), react with Ln3+ ions (Ln = La, Eu, Gd, and Tb) to give stable [Ln((R,R)- and (S,S)-L(Et))3]3+ in anhydrous acetonitrile solution, as evidenced by various spectroscopic measurements, including NMR and luminescence titrations. In addition to the characteristic Eu3+ and Tb3+ luminescence bands, the steady-state and time-resolved luminescence spectra of the aforementioned complexes show the residual ligand-centered emission of the 1ππ* to 3ππ* states, indicating an incomplete intersystem crossing (ISC) transfer from the 1ππ* to 3ππ* and ligand-to-Ln3+ energy transfer, respectively. The high circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) activity of [Eu(L(Et))3]3+ confirms that using a single enantiomer of L(Et) induces the preferential formation of one chiral [Eu(L(Et))3]3+ complex, consistent with the [EuL3]3+ complexes formed with other ligands derived from a 2,6-pyridine dicarboxamide moiety. Furthermore, the CPL sign patterns of complexes with (R,R) or (S,S) enantiomer of L(Et) are consistent with the CPL sign pattern of related [LnL3]3+ complexes with the (R,R) or (S,S) enantiomer of the respective ligands in this family.
National Institutes of Health
2, 6-Dicarboxamidopyridine moiety, Circularly polarized luminescence, Lanthanides, Luminescence, Speciation
Victoria Y. Chang, Karin U.D. Calvinho, Roberto C. Tovar, Victoria A. Johnson, Daniel A. Straus, and Gilles Muller. "Photophysical and Chiroptical Properties of the Enantiomers of N,N'-Bis(1-phenylpropyl)-2,6-pyridinecarboxamide and their Chiral 9-Coordinate Ln3+ Complexes" European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (2020): 3815-3828. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejic.202000606