The effects of crystal structure on optical absorption/photoluminescence of bis(8-hydroxyquinoline)zinc

Bing She Xu, Yu Ying Hao, Hua Wang, He Feng Zhou, Xu Guang Liu, Ming Wei Chen

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    In this paper, the transformation processes of two types of bis(8-hydroxyquinoline)zinc: Znq2 dihydrate and anhydrous (Znq 2)4 were investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), infrared spectra (IR), scanning electron microscope (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetry (TG). The effects of crystal structure on optical properties of bis(8-hydroxyquinoiline)zinc were analyzed. Znq 2 dihydrate can be transformed into anhydrous (Znq2) 4 during heating under vacuum. Reversal transformation occurs by the interaction between chloroform and (Znq2)4. But (Znq 2)4 was partially transformed into Znq2 dihydrate by the interaction between ethanol and (Znq2)4. The different molecular structure results in different crystal stacking and electronic structure, thereby affect its optical properties.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)318-322
    Number of pages5
    JournalSolid State Communications
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov


    • A. Bis(8-Hydroxyquinoline)zinc
    • C. Crystal structure
    • D. Optical absorption
    • E. Photoluminescence

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Materials Chemistry


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