Reductive Coupling of Diynes at Rhodium Gives Fluorescent Rhodacyclopentadienes or Phosphorescent Rhodium 2,2'-Biphenyl Complexes

Sieck, C. and Tay, M.G. and Thibault, M.-H. and Edkins, R.M. and Costuas, K. and Halet, J.-F. and Batsanov, A.S. and Haehnel, M. and Edkins, K. and Lorbach, A. and Steffen, A. and Marder, T.B. (2016) Reductive Coupling of Diynes at Rhodium Gives Fluorescent Rhodacyclopentadienes or Phosphorescent Rhodium 2,2'-Biphenyl Complexes. Chemistry - A European Journal, 2016. ISSN 0947-6539

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Abstract

Reactions of [Rh(κ2-O,O-acac)(PMe3)2] (acac=acetylacetonato) and α,ω-bis(arylbutadiynyl)alkanes afford two isomeric types of MC4 metallacycles with very different photophysical properties. As a result of a [2+2] reductive coupling at Rh, 2,5-bis(arylethynyl)rhodacyclopentadienes (A) are formed, which display intense fluorescence (Φ=0.07-0.54, τ=0.2-2.5ns) despite the presence of the heavy metal atom. Rhodium biphenyl complexes (B), which show exceptionally long-lived (hundreds of μs) phosphorescence (Φ=0.01-0.33) at room temperature in solution, have been isolated as a second isomer originating from an unusual [4+2] cycloaddition reaction and a subsequent β-H-shift. We attribute the different photophysical properties of isomers A and B to a higher excited state density and a less stabilized T1 state in the biphenyl complexes B, allowing for more efficient intersystem crossing S1→Tn and T1→S0. Control of the isomer distribution is achieved by modification of the bis- (diyne) linker length, providing a fundamentally new route to access photoactive metal biphenyl compounds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dibenzo ligands; Intersystem crossing; Luminescence; Metallacycles; OLEDs; Rhodium complexes, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2016 19:59
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2016 19:59
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/12817

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