Synthesis, optical properties and photophysics of group 10-12 transition metal complexes and polymer derived from a central tris(p-ethynylphenyl)amine unit

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A new series of luminescent group 10-12 metal alkynyl complexes and polyyne polymer containing a central tris(p-ethynylphenyl)amine bridging chromophore were prepared. The regiochemical structures of these triangular-shaped trinuclear compounds and polymer were studied by various spectroscopic and photophysical analyses. Upon photoexcitation, each of them emits an intense purple-blue fluorescence emission in the near UV region in dilute fluid solutions at room temperature. Harvesting of organic triplet emissions observed in the low-energy region harnessed through the strong heavy-atom effects of group 10-12 transition metals was examined and the results were compared among these three neighboring late transition metal elements. The influence of group 15 nitrogen-based heteroatom on the intersystem crossing rate and the spatial extent of the lowest singlet and triplet excitons was fully elucidated and a comparison was made to the nearest group 14 and 16 neighbors in the same row of the Periodic Table.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-54
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Alkyne
  • Metallopolyyne
  • Transition metal
  • Triphenylamine
  • Triplet emission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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