Synthesis of Triethylammonium tetrakis(dibenzoylmethanato)europate

To a beaker add 5.02 g of dibenzoylmethane, 3.10 mL of triethylamine and 170 mL of ethanol, with stirring add 1.4g of europium(III) chloride dissolved in 30 mL of ethanol. Cool the mixture in a freezer, filter, wash with some ethanol and recrystallize the powder in acetone.

Source

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The solution

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The mixture after the addition of the europium salt

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The product

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The product under UV-light

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The recrystallized product

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The recrystallized product under UV-light

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