Luminescent Dinuclear Platinum(II) Terpyridine Complexes with a Flexible Bridge and “Sticky Ends”

Authors

  • Vivian Wing-Wah Yam Prof. Dr.,

    1. Centre for Carbon-Rich Molecular and Nano-Scale Metal-Based Materials Research and Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, P.R. China, Fax: (852) 2857-1586
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  • Kenneth Hoi-Yiu Chan,

    1. Centre for Carbon-Rich Molecular and Nano-Scale Metal-Based Materials Research and Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, P.R. China, Fax: (852) 2857-1586
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  • Keith Man-Chung Wong Dr.,

    1. Centre for Carbon-Rich Molecular and Nano-Scale Metal-Based Materials Research and Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, P.R. China, Fax: (852) 2857-1586
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  • Ben Wai-Kin Chu Dr.

    1. Centre for Carbon-Rich Molecular and Nano-Scale Metal-Based Materials Research and Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, P.R. China, Fax: (852) 2857-1586
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  • V.W.-W.Y. acknowledges support from the University Development Fund of The University of Hong Kong. This work has been supported by a Central Allocation Vote (CAV) Grant from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project No. HKU 2/05C). K.H.-Y.C. acknowledges the receipt of a postgraduate studentship, administered by The University of Hong Kong.

Abstract

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Sticking together: Dinuclear platinum(II) terpyridyl complexes display a high tendency towards intramolecular self-association, in which the two Pt terpy units “stick together”. The driving force is provided by metal–metal and π–π interactions which can be controlled by temperature modulation.

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