Mononuclear organoeuropium sandwich complexes were synthesized from ligands of 1,3,5,7-cyclooctatetraene (COT) and 1,4- and 1,6-bis(trimethylsilyl)- cyclooctatetraenes (COT″) in a liquid ammonia of europium (Eu) and lithium (Li). Elemental analyses revealed the chemical compositions as [(DME)Li] 2Eu(COT)2 (1) and [(DME)Li]2Eu(COT″) 2 (2). Vibrational analyses and magnetic measurements revealed a ligand-Eu-ligand sandwich structure. The Eu2+ ions induce paramagnetic behaviors at 6-300 K. Although UV-irradiated 1 and 2 emit light of similar color, the quantum yields of their toluene solution widely differ (2.4% and 21%, respectively). The effects of the trimethylsilyl group are evaluated from quantum chemical calculations.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry