标题：Unusual Aggregation Arrangement of Eu-Containing Polyoxometalate Hybrid in a Protic Ionic Liquid with Improved Luminescence Property
作者：Lei, Nana; Yi, Sijing; Wang, Jiao; Li, Qintang; Chen, Xiao
作者机构：[Lei, Nana; Wang, Jiao; Chen, Xiao] Shandong Univ, Minist Educ, Key Lab Colloid & Interface Chem, Jinan 250100, Shandong, Peoples R China.; [Yi, Sij 更多
通讯作者地址：[Chen, X]Shandong Univ, Minist Educ, Key Lab Colloid & Interface Chem, Jinan 250100, Shandong, Peoples R China.
来源：JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B
摘要：Hybridization of polyoxometalates (POMs) with cationic surfactants offers the opportunity to greatly improve their functionalities as well as processabilities. Here, a surfactant encapsulated Eu-containing POM complex (SEP) was formed via electrostatic interaction between 1-octadecyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide (OB) and Na-9(EuW10O36)center dot 32H(2)O (EuW10). SEP was first self-assembled in a protic ionic liquid to prepare the soft aggregates to fundamentally avoid the fluorescence quenching by water molecules. The structures and photophysical properties of SEP or aggregates were investigated thoroughly by NMR and FTIR spectroscopy, optical and electron microscopy, small-angle X-ray scattering, and fluorescence measurements. The formed gel like aggregates were found to compose of three-dimensional networks of microribbons with an interdigitated layered molecular packing of SEP, which was different from the usual inverse bilayer model of POM hybrids in common organic solvents. Compared to EuW10 solid or its aqueous solution, both SEP and its aggregates exhibited intense red luminescence with much improved lifetime and quantum efficiency. In addition, the soft aggregates exhibited an efficient energy transfer and an obviously enhanced monochromaticity, owning to the organized arrangement of EuW10 units and a confined microenvironment to isolate them from each other between adjacent layers. The obtained results will not only present a useful reference to the aggregation behavior of POM hybrids in ionic liquids, but also provide an easy way to design EuW10 luminescent soft materials based on the nonaqueous media.