Elastic deformability and luminescence of crystals of polyhalogenated platinum(ii)–bipyridine complexes†
Single crystals showing elastic flexibility have attracted increasing attention as next-generation soft materials. Herein, we successfully developed a series of polyhalogenated platinum(II)–bipyridine complexes showing solvent-of-crystallisation-dependent elastic flexibility. Notably, methanol-solvated crystals were the first examples of flexible crystals showing assembly-induced luminescence arising from the triplet metal–metal-to-ligand charge transfer (3MMLCT) excited state. Furthermore, factors inducing elastic deformability based on the packing structures of the crystals were explored.