Coordination-Driven Nanosized Lanthanide “Molecular Lantern” with Tunable Luminescent Properties

A new family of nanosized lanthanide “molecular lanterns” LnIII2L4 (Ln(III) = La (1), Ce (2), Sm (3), Eu (4) and Tb (5)) with tunable luminescent properties based on the bent 3,5-bis(3-benzocarboxylate)-4-amino-1,2,4-trizole ligand and nine-coordinated square antiprism Ln(III) node was reported.