Three-Dimensional Coordination Polymers Composed of Luminescent Lanthanide Element Blocks

  • Yasuchika HasegawaEmail author
  • Takayuki Nakanishi
  • Yuichi Kitagawa


In this chapter, three-dimensional coordination polymers composed of luminescent lanthanide complexes (lanthanide element blocks: luminescent blocks) and organic joint parts (joint blocks) are introduced. The luminescent blocks are composed of lanthanide ions and low-vibrational frequency hfa (hexafluoroacetylacetonato)-ligand for suppression of vibrational relaxation. The joint blocks are containing phosphine oxide groups, which are attached with lanthanide ions, resulting in formation of asymmetric eight-coordination geometry of lanthanide coordination sites. The three-dimensional coordination polymers with characteristic structure (e.g., liner-typed, zigzag, two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and clustering structures) provide thermostable and strong-luminescence properties. They also show unique photophysical properties (temperature-sensitive and triboluminescence properties). The lanthanide coordination nanoparticles with good dispersibility in water and organic solvents are also applied for fabrication of optical devices. Three-dimensional coordination polymers composed of lanthanide element blocks are expected to open up frontier field of material and polymer science.


Coordination polymer Lanthanide Luminescence Complex 



This work was partly supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas of “New Polymeric Materials Based on Element-Blocks (No. 2401)” (24102012) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasuchika Hasegawa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Takayuki Nakanishi
    • 1
  • Yuichi Kitagawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of EngineeringHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

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