Supramolecular aggregates of metallo–organic acids with stilbazoles. Formation of columnar mesophases and Langmuir films†
Supramolecular metal complexes formed through hydrogen bonding between tris(3,4,5-decyloxy)stilbazole and several metallo–organic acids of the type [Au(R)(CNC6H4CO2H)] (R = C6F5, C6F4OC10H21), [cis-[MCl2(CNC6H4COOH)2] and [trans-[MI2(CNC6H4COOH)2] (M = Pd, Pt) have been synthesized. All the supramolecular palladium and platinum polycatenar aggregates display a hexagonal columnar mesophase at temperatures close to room temperature. Most of the supramolecular trisalkoxystilbazole complexes exhibit luminescent behaviour. Aggregates of [Au(C6F4OC10H21)(CNC6H4CO2H)] and [trans-[MI2(CNC6H4COOH)2] (M = Pd, Pt) form stable Langmuir films at the air–water interface.