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A study on the redox, spectroscopic, and photophysical characteristics of a series of octahedral hexamolybdenum(II) clusters: [{Mo6X8}Y6]2− (X, Y = Cl, Br, or I)

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We report a systematic study on the redox, spectroscopic, and photophysical properties of a series of [{Mo6X8}Y6]2− (X, Y = Cl, Br, or I. 1–9). All of the [{Mo6X8}Y6]2− clusters show intense and long-lived phosphorescence in both CH3CN and crystalline phases at 298 K. We found that the emission quantum yields (Φem) of 1–9 increase in the sequences X = Cl < Br < I and Y = I < Br < Cl for given Y and X, respectively. The emission lifetimes (τem) of the clusters also increase in the sequence Y = I < Br < Cl for given {Mo6X8}4+-core clusters. The present data demonstrate that arbitrary combinations of X and Y in [{Mo6X8}Y6]2− could tune τem and Φem in the ranges of 85–300 μs and 0.09–0.47, respectively. Both capping (X) and terminal ligand (Y) effects on the photophysical properties of the clusters are discussed on the basis of the energy gap (i.e., emission energy) dependence of the nonradiative decay rate constant.

Graphical abstract: A study on the redox, spectroscopic, and photophysical characteristics of a series of octahedral hexamolybdenum(ii) clusters: [{Mo6X8}Y6]2− (X, Y = Cl, Br, or I)

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The article was received on 28 Nov 2017, accepted on 13 Dec 2017 and first published on 13 Dec 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT04485B
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 1131-1139
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    A study on the redox, spectroscopic, and photophysical characteristics of a series of octahedral hexamolybdenum(II) clusters: [{Mo6X8}Y6]2− (X, Y = Cl, Br, or I)

    S. Akagi, S. Fujii and N. Kitamura, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 1131
    DOI: 10.1039/C7DT04485B

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