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A Terbium Chlorobismuthate(III) Double Salt: Synthesis, Structure, and Photophysical Properties
Inorganic Chimica Acta
  • John C Ahern, University of Maine
  • Aaron D Nicholas, University of Maine
  • Andrew W Kelly, College of William and Mary
  • Benny Chan, College of New Jersey
  • Robert D Pike, College of William and Mary
  • Howard H Patterson, University of Maine
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Article
Publication Date
6-1-2018
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Abstract

We report on the structure and luminescence of a double salt trivalent rare earth ion acceptor, Tb 3+ , with octahedral [BiCl 6 ] 3– donor clusters. The novel TbBiCl 6 •14H 2 O (1) was prepared from aqueous BiOCl and TbCl 3 •6H 2 O. The crystal structure of compound 1 exhibits isolated [BiCl 6 ] 3– and [Tb(OH 2 ) 8 ] 3+ clusters. Luminescence data show energy transfer from octahedral chlorobismuthate(III) clusters to rare earth metal ions. Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations show distinctly different emission pathways at high and low excitation energies.

DOI
10.1016/j.ica.2018.03.040
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Citation Information
John C Ahern, Aaron D Nicholas, Andrew W Kelly, Benny Chan, et al.. "A Terbium Chlorobismuthate(III) Double Salt: Synthesis, Structure, and Photophysical Properties" Inorganic Chimica Acta Vol. 478 (2018) p. 71 - 76
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert-pike/142/