Dalton Trans 2020 Aug;49(31):10786-10798
Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology Manipur, Langl-795004, Imphal, Manipur, India.
Herein we report the synthesis, characterization, photophysical and photocytotoxicity studies of a new class of curcumin-based lanthanide(iii) complexes of general molecular formula [La(1,10-phen)2(L)(NO3)2] (1-4), where L = 1-phenylbutane-1,3-dione (L1, 1), 1-(anthracen-9-yl)butane-1,3-dione (L2, 2), 1-(3a1,5a1-dihydropyren-1-yl)butane-1,3-dione (L3, 3) and curcumin (L4, 4). Complex 1 was characterized by single-crystal X-ray crystallography and it exhibited the N4O6 coordination of La(iii). The presence of the low-lying and long-lived triplet excited state enabled the luminescent complexes (2-4) to generate singlet oxygen (1O2) in high yield when the complex was activated with visible light (400-700 nm, 10 J cm-2), which could be responsible for the photo-ablation of cancer cells. Read More