Multinuclear Pt$^{II}$ Complex: Why Three is Better Than Two to Enhance Photophysical Properties

Sourav Chakraborty, Alessandro Aliprandi, Luisa De Cola
The self‐assembly of platinum complexes is a well‐documented process that leads to interesting changes of the photophysical and electrochemical behavior as well as to a change in reactivity of the complexes. However, it is still not clear how many metal units must interact in order to achieve the desired properties of a large assembly. This work aimed to clarify the role of the number of interacting PtII units leading to an enhancement of the spectroscopic properties and how to address inter‐
more » ... to address inter‐ versus intramolecular processes. Therefore, a series of neutral multinuclear PtII complexes were synthesized and characterized, and their photophysical properties at different concentration were studied. Going from the monomer to dimers, the growth of a new emission band and the enhancement of the emission properties were observed. Upon increasing the platinum units up to three, the monomeric blue emission could not be detected anymore and a concentration independent bright‐yellow/orange emission, due to the establishment of intramolecular metallophilic interactions, was observed.
doi:10.5445/ir/1000122020 fatcat:ap3vygxwpjbxfgk3enqpwbx564