An anionic layered europium(III) coordination polymer for solvent-dependent selective luminescence sensing of Fe3+ and Cu2+ ions and latent fingerprint detection
Yangwei Shi, Junwei Ye, Ye Qi, Muhammad Awais Akram, Abdul Rauf, Guiling Ning
An anionic layered coordination polymer [Eu(BTEC)0.5(HCOO)(H2O)2] (1) has been successfully synthesized via a solvothermal method (H4BTEC = 1,2,4,5-benzenetetracarboxylic acid, HCOOH = formic acid). Compound 1 possesses two-dimensional layers, which further generate a three-dimensional supramolecular network by hydrogen bonds existing between carboxylic oxygen, formate anion and H2O molecules of two adjacent layers. Interestingly, 1 shows high luminescence quenching efficiency upon addition of Fe3+ ions when it was dispersed in water even in the presence of interfering ions such as Na+, Ag+, Ca2+, Cd2+, Co2+, Cu2+, Mg2+, Mn2+, Zn2+and Al3+. When dispersed in DMSO solution, 1 displays excellent sensitivity and selectivity towards both Cu2+ and Fe3+ ions. Possible quenching mechanisms for detection of Fe3+and Cu2+ ions were carefully investigated and proposed based on a dynamic quenching process, static quenching process and fluorescence inner filter effect. Moreover, the as-prepared particles can be used for visualizing latent fingerprints on various substrates. These results indicate that a Eu(III)-based coordination polymer has great potential in detection and security application.
Fluorescence, Photoluminescence, Solid state, Sensors, Ligand binding, Chemical stability, Quenching, Materials