Synthesis, structures and photophysical properties of Cu(I) phosphine complexes with various diimine ligands

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Author(s)

  • Lin-Li Hu
  • Chang Shen
  • Wing-Kin Chu
  • Jing Xiang
  • Fei Yu
  • Ge Xiang
  • Yan Nie
  • Chun-Leung Kwok
  • Chi-Fai Leung

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-211
Journal / PublicationPolyhedron
Volume127
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2017

Abstract

A series of triphenylphosphine Cu(I) complexes with various diimine ligands, [Cu(N–N)(PPh3)2](ClO4) [N–N = dmp (2); Ph2Phen (3); Ph2dmp (4); dpq (5); dppz (6); phenCN (7); phenOH (8)] are synthesized by the ligand substitution reactions of [Cu(MeCN)4](ClO4) with 2 mole equiv. of PPh3 ligand and 1.2 mole equiv. of diimine ligand. {Cu(dpq)[P(XPh)3]2}(ClO4) [X = Me (5a); OMe (5b); Cl (5c)] and {Cu(phenOH)[P(XPh)3]2}(ClO4) [X = Me (8a); OMe (8b)] are also obtained by using various substituted phosphine ligands. These mixed-ligand complexes have been characterized using 1H and 31P NMR spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and elemental analysis. Three of these complexes have been structurally characterized by X-ray crystallography. The photophysical and electrochemical properties of these complexes have been studied. These complexes exhibit MLCT phosphorescence with emission energy, lifetimes and quantum yields showing strong dependence on the nature of diimine and phosphine ligands. In particular, both the electronic and steric effects of the substituting groups in phosphine ligands are also found to affect the emission properties of the complexes. Our study provides structural-properties information for the future design of luminescent Cu(I) complexes.

Research Area(s)

  • Crystal structures, Cu(I) complexes, Electrochemistry, Electronic effect, Luminescent properties, Steric effect

Citation Format(s)

Synthesis, structures and photophysical properties of Cu(I) phosphine complexes with various diimine ligands. / Hu, Lin-Li; Shen, Chang; Chu, Wing-Kin; Xiang, Jing; Yu, Fei; Xiang, Ge; Nie, Yan; Kwok, Chun-Leung; Leung, Chi-Fai; Ko, Chi-Chiu.

In: Polyhedron, Vol. 127, 08.05.2017, p. 203-211.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review