The synthesis and characterization of Zn–Tryptophan complexes and their luminescence properties

  • YuLin Min
  • FangCai Zheng
  • YouCun Chen
  • Yuanguang Zhang


In this paper, flake-like Zn–Tryptophan complexes were successfully synthesized by a refluxing method. We confirm that the reaction time influences Zn–Tryptophan complexes growth during the whole process. The intensity of the peaks of Zn–Tryptophan in photoluminescence spectrum increased twice or more compared with that of pure Tryptophan. This synthesis approach is expected to become an appropriate method for preparation of other M-organism complexes.


Complex Growth Refluxing Method Pure Monoclinic Phase Pure Tryptophan Strong Photoluminescence Emission 
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The present work was supported by the special funding support from Natural Science Foundation of Anhui Province (No. KJ2010ZD07, NO. KJ2008B172) and the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (Grants nos. 20871005).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • YuLin Min
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • FangCai Zheng
    • 1
    • 2
  • YouCun Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yuanguang Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringAnqing Normal UniversityAnqingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Provincial Key Laboratory of Functional Coordination CompoundsAnqing Normal UniversityAnqingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiPeople’s Republic of China

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