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Publication details for Prof. David Parker

Mason, Kevin, Harnden, Alice C., Patrick, Connor W., Poh, Adeline W. J., Batsanov, Andrei S., Suturina, Elizaveta A., Vonci, Michele, McInnes, Eric J. L., Chilton, Nicholas F. & Parker, David (2018). Exquisite sensitivity of the ligand field to solvation and donor polarisability in coordinatively saturated lanthanide complexes. Chemical Communications 54(61): 8486-8489.

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Abstract

Crystallographic, emission and NMR studies of a series of C3-symmetric, nine-coordinate substituted pyridyl triazacyclononane Yb(III) and Eu(III) complexes reveal the impact of local solvation and ligand dipolar polarisability on ligand field strength, leading to dramatic variations in pseudocontact NMR shifts and emission spectral profiles, giving new guidance for responsive NMR and spectral probe design.