Supramolecular structures, thermal decomposition mechanism and heat capacity of the novel binuclear Tb(III) and Dy(III) complexes with 2,3-dimethoxybenzoic acid and 5,5′-dimety-2,2′-bipyridine

  • Ying-Ying Li
  • Ning RenEmail author
  • Shu-Mei He
  • Jian-Jun ZhangEmail author


Two novel binuclear lanthanide complexes [Tb(2,3-DMOBA)3(5,5′-DM-2,2′-bipy)]2·C2H5OH (1) and [Dy(2,3-DMOBA)3(5,5′-DM-2,2′-bipy)]2·C2H5OH (2) (2,3-DMOBA = 2,3-dimethoxybenzoate, 5,5′-DM-2,2′-bipy = 5,5′-dimety-2,2′-bipyridine) have been successfully synthesized and structurally validated by single-crystal diffraction. The results of single-crystal analyses indicate the complexes contains one free ethanol molecule, and each center Ln(III) is nine-coordinated, exhibiting a distorted monocapped square anti-prismatic coordination geometry. The two center Ln(III) are bound by four 2,3-DMOBA ligands, two of which are bridging bidentate and the other two are bridging–chelating. The adjacent binuclear complexes can form 1D supramolecular structure by a pair of alternating identical C–H···O hydrogen bonding interactions, which further form 2D sheet structures. The thermal behavior of these complexes is investigated by TG-DSC/FTIR. What is more, the heat capacities of the complexes 12 are measured by DSC at 259.15–346.15 K, and the result indicates that the heat capacity values of the complexes gradually increased with the increase in temperature. In addition, the thermodynamic functions values (HT − H298.15K) and (ST − S298.15K) of the complexes 12 are calculated according to the fitted polynomial equations and the thermodynamic equation. The luminescence property of complex 1 is studied.


Lanthanide complexes Supramolecular structure Thermal decomposition mechanism Heat capacity Luminescence 



The research work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21803016).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Testing and Analysis CenterHebei Normal UniversityShijiazhuangPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.College of Chemistry & Material ScienceHebei Normal UniversityShijiazhuangPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.College of Chemical Engineering & Material, Hebei Key Laboratory of Heterocyclic CompoundsHandan UniversityHandanPeople’s Republic of China

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