Electron-deficient acridone derivatives as a new functional core towards low-bandgap metallopolyynes

Wing Cheong Chow, Gui Jiang Zhou, Wai Yeung WONG*

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The synthesis, thermal, and photoluminescence properties of novel platinum metallopolyynes of electron-deficient acridone derivatives with electronically tunable bandgaps and their molecular model complexes are described. Polymer P2 has an optical bandgap (Eg) of .10 eV which is much lowered than that of P1 (2.60 eV). The incorporation of electron-accepting dicyanomethylene units on the acridone ring in the main chain creates a strong π-conjugated system that features unique donor-acceptor interactions and intramolecular charge-transfer states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1129-1136
Number of pages8
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2007

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Acridone
  • Cyano groups
  • Donor-acceptor compounds
  • Metallopolymers
  • NMR
  • Photoluminescence
  • Platinum(II) polyynes
  • Synthesis


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