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Synthesis of Monodisperse Platinum Acetylide Oligomers End-Capped with Naphthalene Diimide Units

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posted on 27.07.2009, 00:00 by Julia M. Keller, Kirk S. Schanze
We report the synthesis and structural characterization of a series of monodisperse platinum acetylide oligomers with the general structure NDI-[Ph−CC−Pt(PBu3)2−CC−]n−Ph−NDI, where n = 2, 3, 6, or 10, Ph = 1,4-phenylene, NDI is a substituted 1,4,5,8-naphthalene diimide, and the geometry at the Pt centers is trans. The oligomers were synthesized via an iterative-convergent approach utilizing organometallic synthons that feature orthogonally protected terminal acetylene units. The 31P NMR spectra of the oligomers are especially revealing as to their structure, due to a difference in chemical shift for the internal and terminal Pt(PBu3)2 units. The oligomers were also characterized by electrochemistry, UV−visible absorption, and photoluminescence spectroscopy. The emission spectroscopy reveals that the triplet exciton is efficiently quenched in the NDI end-capped oligomers, and the quenching is thought to arise due to photoinduced charge separation.

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