Th(iv) and Ce(iv) napthylsalophen sandwich complexes: characterization of unusual thorium fluorescence in solution and solid-state.

Research paper by E E EE Hardy, K M KM Wyss, J D JD Gorden, I R IR Ariyarathna, E E Miliordos, A E V AEV Gorden

Indexed on: 19 Oct '17Published on: 19 Oct '17Published in: Chemical Communications


The synthesis, characterization, and electronic spectroscopy of two ML2 sandwich complexes, where M = Ce(iv) or Th(iv) and L = napthylsalophen(2-) are described. The ThL2 complex, unlike the isovalent CeL2, complex possesses unusual fluorescence properties in both solution and solid-state. These observations are explained with TD-DFT.