Eu(iii) and Tb(iii) complexes of 6-fold coordinating ligands showing high affinity for the hydrogen carbonate ion: a spectroscopic and thermodynamic study

Fabio Piccinelli, Chiara De Rosa, Andrea Melchior, Georgina Faura, Marilena Tolazzi, Marco Bettinelli
2019 Dalton Transactions  
The unprecedented affinity of Eu(bpcd)+ and Eu(bQcd)+ towards HCO3− renders these complexes as high-performing systems for the optical assessment of metabolic acidosis.
doi:10.1039/c8dt03621g pmid:30460363 fatcat:dlhjrvgqbjditedt2mfsvfouyu