Luminescent zinc(ii) selone macrocyclic ring†
The synthesis and photophysical properties of macrocyclic Zn(II) selone molecule have been reported. The structural property of Zn(II) selone was elucidated using single crystal X-ray diffraction study. The solid-state structure of zinc(II) selone molecule exhibits a perfect zinc(II) selone 28 membered ring system with tetra coordination geometry around zinc(II) center. The zinc(II) selone ring system can be considered as the largest zinc(II) ring system known without any non-interacting centered guest moiety. Detailed trends in photophysical as well as thermal properties were probed. In photoluminescence study, the solid-state sample of zinc(II) selone ring system emits the bluish-yellow color with considerable quantum yields, while the solution state sample of zinc(II) selone ring system in DMSO emits bluish-yellow. The luminescence lifetime of zinc(II) selone was measured using standard time-correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) technique.