Synthesis of a platinacycle: determination of the structure and examination of the photophysical properties based on DFT calculations†
Platinum-containing macrocycles (platinacycles) have gained attention due to their unique photoelectric properties. In the present study, a novel conjugated platinacycle was synthesized by the dehydrochlorination coupling reaction of a bipyridine dichloroplatinum(II) complex and a 3,6-diethynylcarbazol derivative. The structure of the platinacycle was confirmed by 1H/13C, 1H–1H COSY, HMQC, HMBC, DEPT NMR spectroscopies in conjunction with DFT calculations, IR spectroscopy and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. The platinacycle exhibited a UV–vis absorption around 540 nm assignable to ligand–ligand charge transfer, and birefringence in DMF, possibly due to alignment of molecules.