The photophysical properties of Er(III) complexes coordinated with platinum[5,10,15-triphenyl-20-(4-carboxyphenyO-porphyrin] (PtP) and terpyridine (tpy) ligands in organic solution were investigated. The Er-(III) complex emitted sensitized near-IR (NIR) luminescence when the PtP ligands were excited under deoxygenated conditions. The quantum yield (ΦLn) of the sensitized luminescence was 0.015%, as evaluated from luminescence lifetime. The photophysical studies and theoretical calculations suggest that the Förster resonance mechanism is very suitable for the energy transfer from PtP to the Er(III) ion and occurred through the first triplet excited state of PtP. The 12.3% energy transfer from the triplet state to the 4F 9/2 and 4I9/2 states of Er(III) occurred with a rate distribution of 3.36 × 105 and 6.67 × 10 4 s-1, respectively. In addition, the observed triplet quantum yield of the PtP ligand in [Ln(PtP)3(tpy)] proved that the energy transfer from the singlet excited state of the PtP ligand to the Er(III) ion did not take place.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry