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Zhang, Jian (2006) SYNTHESIS AND NEAR INFRARED LUMINESCENT PROPERTIES OF LANTHANIDE COMPLEXES. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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In vivo near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence microscopy and imagery is an emerging research area in biology. Organic dyes currently tested for NIR imagery have very severe limitations such as rapid photobleaching. This drastically limits the sample exposure time and/or prevents the experiment to be repeated. Lanthanide complexes have NIR luminescence properties which have strong resistance to photo-bleaching, long luminescence lifetimes and sharp emission bands. In addition, the emission band energies are independent from the experimental condition. All these properties make them the most promising agents for NIR imagery. In this thesis, it was demonstrated that tropolonate ligands can be used as an efficient sensitizer for several luminescent lanthanide cations (Nd, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb) emitting in the NIR. One octadentate ligand was developed to fulfill the complete coordination requirements of lanthanide cations in order to achieve increased stability of the complex to sustain physiological conditions to maximize the protection of the coordinated lanthanide cation against non-radiative deactivation. To study and rationalize the mechanism of ligand to lanthanide of energy transfer, derivatives of tropolone and their corresponding complexes are synthesized. The mechanism of the energy transfer can be used to design lanthanide complexes with controlled properties.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Zhang, Jianjiz5@pitt.eduJIZ5
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairPetoud, Stephanespetoud@pitt.eduSPETOUD
Committee MemberWaldeck, Daviddave@pitt.eduDAVE
Committee MemberMeyer, Taratmeyer@pitt.eduTMEYER
Date: 29 September 2006
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 9 November 2004
Approval Date: 29 September 2006
Submission Date: 22 May 2006
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Chemistry
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: lanthanide; luminescence; near infrared
Other ID:, etd-05222006-225623
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:45
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:43


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