Synthesis and electronic spectroscopy of luminescent cyclometalated platinum-anthracenyl complexes

Jian Hu, Ronger Lin, John H.K. Yip, Kwok Yin Wong, Ma Dik-Lung, Jagadese J. Vittal

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Dicyclometalated complexes syn- and anti-[Pt2(L)2(PAnP-H2)](OTf)2(Pt2) are synthesized from reactions of 9,10-bis(diphenylphosphino)anthracene (PAnP) and Pt(L)(OTf)2(L = diphosphines, OTf = CF3SO3). Because of metal perturbation on the electronic structure of the anthracenyl ring, the1B2u-←1Ag transition, which is forbidden in anthracene, is observed in the electronic spectra of Pt2. The complexes display fluorescence arising from the ligand-centered Si excited state. No significant heavy atom effect is observed in the Pt2complexes. To understand the effect of the number of Pt ions on the extent of perturbation, a mononuclear analogue, [Pt(dppe)(PAn-H)] ClO4(PAn = 9-diphenylphosphinoanthracene), is prepared and its spectroscopy studied.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6533-6543
Number of pages11
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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