Synthesis, characterization, photophysics and electrochemistry of hexanuclear silver(I) alkynyl phosphine complexes

Hiu-Suet LO, Eddie Chung-Chin CHENG, Hong-Liang XU, Wai Han LAM, Nianyong ZHU, Ka Man Vonika AU, Vivian Wing-Wah YAM

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Abstract

Hexanuclear silver(I) alkynyl phosphine complexes with anthryl (An) and naphthyl (Np) moieties, [{Ag₃(μ-dppm)₃(μ₃-η¹-C≡C)}₂An-9,10](BF₄)₄ and [{Ag₃(μ-dppm)₃(μ₃-η¹-C≡C)}₂Np-1,5](BF₄)₄, have been synthesized. X-Ray crystallography has been used to study the single crystal structure of one of the complexes. This class of silver(I) complexes was found to be emissive at both room and low temperatures in various media, showing green to orange luminescence at ca. 524-593 nm. The electrochemical properties have also been studied by cyclic voltammetry, and an irreversible anodic wave for the alkynyl-centered oxidation was observed. A computational study has been performed to provide further insight into the spectroscopic origin. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-50
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Volume812
Early online date03 Feb 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2016

Citation

Lo, H.-S., Cheng, E. C.-C., Xu, H.-L., Lam, W. H., Zhu, N., Au, V. K.-M., & Yam, V. W.-W. (2016). Synthesis, characterization, photophysics and electrochemistry of hexanuclear silver(I) alkynyl phosphine complexes. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 812, 43-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2016.02.002

Keywords

  • Silver(I)
  • Polynuclear
  • Luminescence
  • Alkynyl
  • Phosphine

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