Possible steric control of the relative strength of chelation enhanced fluorescence for zinc(II) compared to cadmium(II): metal ion complexing properties of tris(2-quinolylmethyl)amine, a crystallographic, UV-visible, and fluorometric study.

@article{Williams2009PossibleSC,
  title={Possible steric control of the relative strength of chelation enhanced fluorescence for zinc(II) compared to cadmium(II): metal ion complexing properties of tris(2-quinolylmethyl)amine, a crystallographic, UV-visible, and fluorometric study.},
  author={Neil J Williams and Wei Gan and Joseph H. Reibenspies and Robert D. Hancock},
  journal={Inorganic chemistry},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={
          1407-15
        }
}
The idea is examined that steric crowding in ligands can lead to diminution of the chelation enhanced fluorescence (CHEF) effect in complexes of the small Zn(II) ion as compared to the larger Cd(II) ion. Steric crowding is less severe for the larger ion and for the smaller Zn(II) ion leads to Zn-N bond length distortion, which allows some quenching of fluorescence by the photoinduced electron transfer (PET) mechanism. Some metal ion complexing properties of the ligand tris(2-quinolylmethyl… CONTINUE READING
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