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International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2012, Article ID 901415, 13 pages
Research Article

Synthesis, Characterization of La(III), Nd(III), and Er(III) Complexes with Schiff Bases Derived from Benzopyran-4-one and Thier Fluorescence Study

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza 12613, Egypt

Received 8 November 2011; Revised 18 January 2012; Accepted 18 January 2012

Academic Editor: Alfonso Castiñeiras

Copyright © 2012 Aida L. El-Ansary and Nora S. Abdel-Kader. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The Schiff bases, L1, L2, and L3, are synthesized from the condensation of 5,7-dihydroxy-6-formyl-2-methylbenzopyran-4-one (L) with 2-aminopyridine (1), p-phenylenediamine (2), and o-phenylenediamine (3). The prepared Schiff bases react with lanthanum (III), neodymium (III), and erbium (III) nitrate to give complexes with stoichiometric ratio (1 : 1) (ligand : metal). The binuclear complexes of Er(III) with L3 and the three metal ions with L2 are separated. The complexes have been characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductance, electronic absorption, and infrared, 1H-NMR spectral studies. The presence of hydrated and coordinated water molecules is inferred from thermogravimetric analysis. Thermal degradation studies show that the final product is the metal oxide. The luminescence properties of the Nd(III) and Er(III) complexes in dimethylformamide (DMF) solutions were investigated.