Project A5: Sterically Shielded Single Metal Lanthanide Complexes

DFG Research Area: Molecular Chemistry

The aim of the project is the discovery of formally low-coordinate lanthanide complexes, bearing a bulky carbazole ligand and related ligand systems. The central structural motif will feature a sterically demanding monoanionic carbazolide ligand R to stabilize reactive, relatively low-coordinate complexes. The carbazole framework provides the basis for several interesting properties due to the inherent ability to delocalize charge considerably in the π-scaffold. Therefore, both unusual positive and negative charges can be dissipated from the central metal atom and stabilize the resulting reactive complex. The inherently electron-rich ligand can contribute to luminescence effects in dependence of coordinated atoms.

Project leader: 
Dr. Alexander Hinz (KIT)