Inorganica Chimica Acta
We report on the structure and luminescence of a double salt trivalent rare earth ion acceptor, Tb3+, with octahedral [BiCl6]3– donor clusters. The novel TbBiCl6·14H2O (1) was prepared from aqueous BiOCl and TbCl3·6H2O. The crystal structure of compound 1 exhibits isolated [BiCl6]3– and [Tb(OH2)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.
Ahern, John C.; Nicholas, Aaron D.; Kelly, Andrew W.; Chan, Benny; Pike, Robert D.; and Patterson, Howard, A Terbium Chlorobismuthate(III) Double Salt: Synthesis, Structure, and Photophysical Properties (2018). Inorganica Chimica Acta, 478, 71-76.