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Polynuclear Cu(I) and Ag(I) phosphine complexes containing multi-dentate polytopic ligands: syntheses, crystal structures and photoluminescence properties

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A series of polynuclear metal complexes, [Cu2(L1)(PPh3)4](ClO4)2 (1), [Cu3(L2)(PPh3)6](ClO4) (2), [Cu3(L3)(PPh3)6] (3), [Ag2(L1)(PPh3)4](BF4)2 (4), [Ag4(L2)2(PPh3)6] (5) and [Ag3(L3)(PPh3)5] (6), have been obtained from the reactions of the highly conjugated bridging ligands 2,3-bis(2-pyridyl)pyrazine (L1), 2,3-bis(2-tetrazoyl)pyrazine (H2L2) and 2,3-bis(2-tetrazoyl)imidazole (H3L3) with [Cu(MeCN)4]ClO4 and AgBF4, respectively. Their crystal structures have been determined by X-ray crystallography and their photophysical properties have been investigated in detail. Complexes 1 and 3 show photoluminescence in CH2Cl2 solution, while all the complexes exhibit obvious luminescence in the solid state; detailed photophysical studies and density functional theory calculations of these complexes have revealed that their lowest energy absorptions and emissions are predominantly derived from either metal-to-ligand charge-transfer (MLCT) or intraligand (IL) excited states.

Graphical abstract: Polynuclear Cu(i) and Ag(i) phosphine complexes containing multi-dentate polytopic ligands: syntheses, crystal structures and photoluminescence properties

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The article was received on 18 Aug 2018, accepted on 02 Dec 2018 and first published on 03 Dec 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT03377C
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2019, Advance Article
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    Polynuclear Cu(I) and Ag(I) phosphine complexes containing multi-dentate polytopic ligands: syntheses, crystal structures and photoluminescence properties

    J. Xiang, S. Cheng, X. Jin, Q. Su, X. Zhou, W. Chu, C. Leung and C. Ko, Dalton Trans., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8DT03377C

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