Transition Metal Chemistry

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 596–602

Synthesis, crystal structure and two-photon property studies on a series of complexes derived from a novel Schiff base ligand

  • Ming-Liang Zhang
  • Yu-Peng Tian
  • Xuan-Jun Zhang
  • Jie-Ying Wu
  • Sheng-Yi Zhang
  • Dong Wang
  • Min-Hua Jiang
  • Suchada Chantrapromm
  • Hoong-Kun Fun
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11243-004-1208-2

Cite this article as:
Zhang, ML., Tian, YP., Zhang, XJ. et al. Transition Metal Chemistry (2004) 29: 596. doi:10.1007/s11243-004-1208-2

Abstract

A new Schiff base ligand derived from S-benzyldithiocarbazate and 4-[N-hydroxy ethyl-N-(methyl)amino]benzaldehyde (HL, where H is a dissociable proton) and its NiII, CuII, ZnII and PdII complexes were prepared and fully characterized. The structures of HL and Ni(L)2 were determined by X-ray diffraction analysis, which revealed that the geometry of the NiII ion is square-planar with two equivalent Ni=N and Ni=S bonds, and that the two neighboring molecules in two layers have weak contact. The electronic spectra and solution fluorescence of the ligand and the complexes were studied, and the quantum yields of single-photon fluorescence for the compounds were determined. The compounds possess two-photon absorption (t.p.a.) character and the t.p.a. coefficient β and t.p.a. cross-section σ were determined by the Z-scan technique. Especially, the Zn(L)2complex and the HL ligand exhibit intensive two-photon fluorescence (t.p.f.) at 800 nm laser pulses in the femtosecond regime.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ming-Liang Zhang
    • 1
  • Yu-Peng Tian
    • 1
  • Xuan-Jun Zhang
    • 1
  • Jie-Ying Wu
    • 1
  • Sheng-Yi Zhang
    • 1
  • Dong Wang
    • 2
  • Min-Hua Jiang
    • 2
  • Suchada Chantrapromm
    • 3
    • 4
  • Hoong-Kun Fun
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryAnhui University, HefeiAnhuiP.R. China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Crystal MaterialsShandong UniversityJinanP.R. China
  3. 3.Crystallography Unit, School of PhysicsUniversiti Sain MalaysiaPenangMalaysia
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryPrince of Songkla University, Hat YaiSonghklaThailand