Preparation, luminescent, structural and electrical properties of Langmuir-Blodgett films of new organomercurial acetylide complex/heteropolyoxometalate hybrid composites

Li Liu, Jun Yang, Ling Xiang Qiao, Ming Chen, Shi Zhong Liu, Zu Liang Du, Zheng Ji Zhou, Wai Yeung Wong

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A new family of organometallic/inorganic nanohybrid Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films consisting of rigid-rod organomercury acetylide complex (OMA) as the π-conjugated organometallic composite and heteropolyacid salts MPA (MPA = K3PMo12O40, K5BW12O40, Na5IMo6O62) of the Keggin and Anderson structures as the inorganic composite, were prepared and characterized by π-A isotherms, UV-Vis absorption spectra, fluorescence spectra, scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy imaging and low-angle X-ray diffraction. Our experimental results indicate that steady Langmuir and LB films are formed in pure water and heteropolyacid salt subphases. Luminescence spectra of hybrid LB films show that MPA can quench the emission of OMA to some extent. These alkynylmercury(II) based LB films display interesting electrical conductivity behavior. They all show decent electrical conductivity, and the tunneling current amounts to ±100 nA when the voltage is set at ±3 ∼ ±5 V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2786-2792
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Crystal structure
  • Fluorene
  • Heteropolyacid
  • Mercury acetylide
  • Photoluminescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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