Syntheses, photophysics, and fluxional properties of luminescent A-frame diplatinum(II) acetylide complexes

Vivian Wing Wah Yam, Phyllis Kok Yan Yeung, Lai Ping Chan, Wai Ming Kwok, David Lee Phillips, Ka Lai Yu, Rick Wai Kwok Wong, Hong Yan, Qing Jin Meng

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A series of A-frame Pt(II) acetylide complexes [Pt2(μ-dppm)2(μ-C≡CR)(C≡CR)2]+(R = C6H5, C6H4OMe-P, C6H4OEt-P, C6H4Et-p, Bp,tBu) have been isolated and shown to exhibit strong luminescence in both the solid state and in fluid solution. All these A-frame acetylide complexes have been found to exhibit fluxional properties. The free energies of activation for the fluxional process of selected Pt(II) A-frame acetylide complexes have been determined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2590-2596
Number of pages7
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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