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Copper(I) and silver(I) complexes of 9,9-dimethyl-4,5-bis(di-tert-butylphosphino)xanthene: photophysical properties and structural rigidity under pressure

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Abstract

The heteroleptic complexes [Cu(tBu-xantphos)(bpy)][PF6] and [Ag(tBu-xantphos)(bpy)][PF6], where tBu-xantphos = 9,9-dimethyl-4,5-bis(di-tert-butylphosphino)xanthene and bpy = 2,2′-bipyridine have been synthesized and their photophysical properties investigated. Single crystal X-ray diffraction studies of the compounds under ambient and increased pressure are presented; increase in pressure results in little structural perturbation. For the copper(I) complexes, the effects of changing the N^N ligand from bpy to 6-methyl-2,2′-bipyridine (6-Mebpy), 6-bromo-2,2′-bipyridine (6-Brbpy), and 4,4′-di(tert-butyl)-2,2′-bipyridine (4,4′-tBu2bpy) were also investigated. Emissions from the copper(I) complexes are weak, both in solution and the solid state and this is attributed to vibrational quenching effects of the tert-butyl substituents of the tBu-xantphos ligands.

Graphical abstract: Copper(i) and silver(i) complexes of 9,9-dimethyl-4,5-bis(di-tert-butylphosphino)xanthene: photophysical properties and structural rigidity under pressure

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The article was received on 23 Nov 2017, accepted on 19 Jan 2018 and first published on 19 Feb 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7PP00432J
Citation: Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2018,17, 375-385
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    Copper(I) and silver(I) complexes of 9,9-dimethyl-4,5-bis(di-tert-butylphosphino)xanthene: photophysical properties and structural rigidity under pressure

    S. Keller, A. Prescimone, E. C. Constable and C. E. Housecroft, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2018, 17, 375
    DOI: 10.1039/C7PP00432J

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