Chemistry of materials vol:18 issue:24 pages:5711-5715
Luminescent ionogels were prepared by doping an europium(III) tetrakis beta-diketonate complex into an imidazolium ionic liquid, followed by immobilization of the ionic liquid by confinement in a silica network. The ionogels were obtained by a non-hydrolytic method as perfect monoliths featuring both the transparency of silica and the ionic conductivity performances of ionic liquids. The ionogels contain 80 vol % of ionic liquid. The organic-inorganic hybrid materials showed a very intense red photoluminescence under ultraviolet irradiation. The red emission has a very high coloric purity.