Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy

The synthesis and luminescence of europium (III) complex based on deprotonated 1-(4-ethyl-4H-thieno[3,2-b]indol-6-yl)-4,4,4-trifluorobutane-1,3-dionate and 1,10-phenanthroline.

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A new β-diketone ligand, 1-(4-ethyl-4H-thieno[3,2-b]indol-6-yl)-4,4,4-trifluoro-butane-1,3-dione(HL) was synthesized by four steps reaction (Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling, Cadogan cyclization, N-ethylation and Claisen condensation reaction) from 1-(4-bromo-3-nitrophenyl)ethanone and thiophen-2-ylboronic acid. Deprotonated ligand (L(-1)) and 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) coordinated to Eu(3+) to obtain a new europium (III) complex, EuL(3)(phen). The complex was characterized by elementary analysis, IR, (1)H NMR, UV-Visible absorption spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and photoluminescence (PL) measurements in detail. TGA shows that the decomposition temperature of the complex is up to 320 °C. PL measurement results indicate that the Eu(III) complex exhibit intense red-emission with the characteristic of europium ion. Red LED device was successfully fabricated by employing the complex onto 380 nm-emitting InGaN chip, which shows that the complex can act as red phosphor in combination with 380 nm-emitting chips.