DOES ELECTROPHILIC ACTIVATION OF NITROALKANES IN POLYPHOSPHORIC ACID INVOLVE FORMATION OF NITRILE OXIDES?
RSC Advances. Vol. 11. 2021. P. 35937-35945
New luminescent cage-like tetranuclear silsesquioxanes [NEt4][(Ph4Si4O8)2(Tb3Eu)(NO3)4(OH)(EtOH)3(H2O)]·4(EtOH) (1) and [NEt4]2[(Ph4Si4O8)2(Tb2Eu2)(NO3)6(EtOH)2(MeCN)2]·4(MeCN) (2) present a tunable thermosensitive Tb3+-to-Eu3+ energy transfer driven by Tb3+ and Eu3+ emission and may be used as temperature sensors operating in the range 41-100 °C with excellent linearity (R2 = 0.9990) and repeatability (>95%). The thermometer performance was evidenced by the maximum relative sensitivity of 0.63% °C-1 achieved at 68 °C. © The Royal Society of Chemistry.