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Platinum(II) Complexes of Tridentate ‐Coordinating Ligands Based on Imides, Amides, and Hydrazides: Synthesis and Luminescence Properties

Puttock, Emma V. and Sturala, Jiri and Kistemaker, Jos C. M. and Williams, J. A. Gareth (2021) 'Platinum(II) Complexes of Tridentate ‐Coordinating Ligands Based on Imides, Amides, and Hydrazides: Synthesis and Luminescence Properties.', European journal of inorganic chemistry., 2021 (4). pp. 335-347.


Five Pt(II) complexes are described in which the metal ion is bound to anionic urn:x-wiley:14341948:media:ejic202000879:ejic202000879-math-0003 ‐coordinating ligands. The central, deprotonated N atom is derived from an imide Ar−C(=O)−NH−C(=O)−Ar {PtL1–2Cl; Ar=pyridine or pyrimidine}, an amide py−C(=O)−NH−CH2−py {PtL3Cl}, or a hydrazide py−C(=O)−NH−N=CH−py {PtL4Cl}. The imide complexes PtL1–2Cl show no significant emission in solution but are modestly bright green/yellow phosphors in the solid state. PtL3Cl is weakly phosphorescent. PtL4Cl is formed as a mixture of isomers, bound through either the amido or imino nitrogen, the latter converting to the former upon absorption of light. Remarkably, the imino form displays fluorescence in solution, λ0,0=535 nm, whereas the amido shows phosphorescence, λ0,0=624 nm, τ=440 ns. It is highly unusual for two isomeric compounds to display emission from states of different spin multiplicity. The amido‐bound PtL4Cl can act as a bidentate urn:x-wiley:14341948:media:ejic202000879:ejic202000879-math-0004 ‐coordinating ligand, demonstrated by the formation of bimetallic complexes with iridium(III) or ruthenium(II).

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Publisher statement:© 2020 The Authors. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry published by Wiley-VCH GmbH This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Date accepted:25 November 2020
Date deposited:04 February 2021
Date of first online publication:23 December 2020
Date first made open access:04 February 2021

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