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Journal of Current Science and Technology

ISSN 2630-0656 (Online)

Solvothermal synthesis, structure, and luminescent properties of a series of 3D lanthanide carbonate frameworks

  • Phailyn Khemthong, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Naresuan University, Muang, Phitsanulok, Thailand
  • Filip Kielar, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Naresuan University, Muang, Phitsanulok, Thailand
  • Kittipong Chainok, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Rangsit Campus, Khlong Luang, Patum Thani, Thailand, Corresponding author; E-mail:


A series of three-dimensional (3D) lanthanide carbonate coordination polymers [Ln(μ5-CO3)(μ2-OH)], LnIII = Pr (1Pr), Nd (2Nd), Sm (3Sm), Eu (4Eu), Gd (5Gd), Tb (6Tb) and Dy (7Dy), has been synthesized using solvothermal conditions and characterized by spectroscopic methods.  Structures of compounds 1Pr-3Sm were solved from single crystal X-ray diffraction (SCXRD) data, whereas microcrystals of compounds 4Eu-7Dy were not of sufficient quality for SCXRD analysis.  Therefore, conventional powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and elemental analysis have been used to verify the phase purity. SCXRD analysis revealed that compounds 1Pr-3Sm are isostructural and crystallize in the orthorhombic space group Pnma with four formula units per unit cell.  In the crystal structure, each LnIII cation is bridged by five μ522211-CO32− and two μ2-OH ligands forming a neutral 3D framework.  The luminescence properties of compounds 4Eu and 6Tb were investigated in the solid state at room temperature.


Keywords: carbonate; crystallography; crystal structure; lanthanide; luminescence; solvothermal synthesis

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DOI: 10.14456/rjas.1474.1


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