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Phosphorescent 2-, 3- and 4-coordinate cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene (CAAC) Cu(I) complexes

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Abstract

The photophysical properties of several Cu(I) complexes coordinated with cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene (CAAC) ligands were examined. All the compounds were found to be phosphorescent, regardless of whether they are 2-, 3- or 4-coordinated. Aggregate and excimer emission were observed from 2-coordinate CAAC–CuCl derivatives in methylcyclohexane solution. Emission from the complex 4-coordinated with a trispyrazolylborate ligand is red-shifted with respect to both the chloro-derivative and an analogous complex with an NHC ligand.

Graphical abstract: Phosphorescent 2-, 3- and 4-coordinate cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene (CAAC) Cu(i) complexes

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The article was received on 02 May 2017, accepted on 20 Jul 2017 and first published on 20 Jul 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02638B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 9008-9011
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    Phosphorescent 2-, 3- and 4-coordinate cyclic (alkyl)(amino)carbene (CAAC) Cu(I) complexes

    R. Hamze, R. Jazzar, M. Soleilhavoup, P. I. Djurovich, G. Bertrand and M. E. Thompson, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 9008
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC02638B

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