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Red phosphorescent cuprous halide/pseudohalide coordination polymers with pyrimidine-2-thionates as Co-ligands

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Hydro(solvo)thermal treatment of Cu(II) and pyrimidine-2-thione (pymtH) in the presence of halide/pseudohalide has generated four phosphorescent cuprous pyrimidine-2-thiolate complexes, namely Cu2(pymt)Cl (1) and Cu3(pymt)2(SCN) (2), Cu3(pymt)2I (3) and Cu11(pymt)4I7 (4). Complex 1 has a layered structure constructed by a [Cu2SCl] staircase chain; 2 contains helical chains [Cu3(pymt)2]nn+ that are further linked by μ3-1,2κS:3κN SCN into a 2-D layer, in which two adjacent helical chains are heterochiral; 3 is structurally related to 2 because it also contains a helical chain [Cu3(pymt)2]nn+. Differently the helical chain in 3 is attached by iodides to form a neutral two-fold screw chain; 4 consists of linear, trigonal and tetrahedral copper(I) sites, some of which are half occupied and has a complicated layered structure. Two unprecedented coordination modes of μ4-1κS:2,3κS:4κN′ and μ5-1,κN:2,3,4,κS:5,κN′ of pymt are observed. The presence of helical [Cu3(pymt)2]nn+ chains in both 2 and 3 leads us to guess that the [Cu3(pymt)2]nn+ chain is possibly an elementary structural species in solution. In the solid state and at ambient temperature, 1–4 all show interesting phosphorescent emissions: a strong red emission and a weak higher energy blue emission band. The weak higher energy blue emissions are tentatively assigned as originating from the halides/pseudohalides to aromatic pyrimidine π* charge transfer while the low-energy red emissions are tentatively assigned as from ligand-to-metal charge transfer (LMCT) and/or metal-to-ligand charge-transfer (MLCT) characters, mixed with metal-centered (ds/dp) states modified by Cu–Cu interactions.

Graphical abstract: Red phosphorescent cuprous halide/pseudohalide coordination polymers with pyrimidine-2-thionates as Co-ligands

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Submitted
30 Jul 2009
Accepted
26 Oct 2009
First published
30 Nov 2009

CrystEngComm, 2010,12, 1103-1109
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Red phosphorescent cuprous halide/pseudohalide coordination polymers with pyrimidine-2-thionates as Co-ligands

Z. Hao, J. Wang and X. Zhang, CrystEngComm, 2010, 12, 1103 DOI: 10.1039/B915615A

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