Intrachain electron and energy transfer in conjugated organometallic oligomers and polymers

Shawkat Mohammed Aly, Cheuk Lam HO, Daniel Fortin, Wai Yeung WONG*, Alaa S. Abd-El-Aziz, Pierre D. Harvey

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The synthesis of polymers of the type (-Cz-C≡C-PtL 2-C≡C-Cz-X-)n along with the corresponding model compounds (Ph-PtL′2-C≡C-Cz)2-X-, where Cz = 3.3′-carbazole, X = nothing, Cz, or F (2,2′-fluorene), L = PBu 3, and L′ = PEt3 are reported. The electronic spectra (absorption, excitation, emission, and ns-transient spectra) and the photophysics of these species in 2-methyltetrahyrofuran (2MeTHF) at 298 and 77 K are presented. Evidence for singlet electron and triplet energy transfer from the Cz chromophore to the F moiety are provided and discussed in detail. The rate for electron transfer is very fast (>4×1011 s -1), whereas that for triplet-triplet energy transfer is much slower (≈ 103s-1). This work represents a very rare example of studies that address electronic communication in the backbone of a conjugated organometallic polymer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8341-8352
Number of pages12
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sept 2008

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Alkynes
  • Electron transfer
  • Energy transfer
  • Fluorene
  • Metallopolymers
  • Phosphorescence
  • Platinum


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