[{Pt(CN)(C10H21N4)}6] : A luminescent hexanuclear platinum(II) macrocycle containing chelating dicarbene and bridging cyanide ligands

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-184
Journal / PublicationAngewandte Chemie - International Edition in English
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


A metal →*(carbene) charge-transfer emission was observed for the first time in solution at room temperature for the title compound. This novel hexanuclear platinum macrocycle is formed by self-assembly of six dicarbeneplatinum(II) moieties and six cyanide ligands. The Pt centers occupy six corners of a cube, and the cyanide ligands constitute the edges (depicted schematically on the right; circles = [Pt(C10H21N4)], rectangles = CN).

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  • Carbene complexes, Luminescence, Macrocycles, Platinum, Self-assembly

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