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Silver Pyrazolates as Coordination-Polymer Luminescent Metallomesogens

Authors

  • Dr. Joaquín Barberá,

    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Universidad de Zaragoza, CSIC, Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain), Fax: (+34) 976-762686
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  • Ignacio Lantero,

    1. Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Universidad de Zaragoza, CSIC, Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain), Fax: (+34) 976-762780
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  • Sandra Moyano,

    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Universidad de Zaragoza, CSIC, Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain), Fax: (+34) 976-762686
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  • Prof. José Luis Serrano ,

    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Universidad de Zaragoza, CSIC, Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain), Fax: (+34) 976-762686
    2. Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragón, Universidad de Zaragoza, Mariano Esquillor, edificio I+D, 50018 Zaragoza (Spain)
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  • Dr. Anabel Elduque,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Universidad de Zaragoza, CSIC, Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain), Fax: (+34) 976-762780
    • Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Universidad de Zaragoza, CSIC, Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain), Fax: (+34) 976-762780
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  • Dr. Raquel Giménez

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Universidad de Zaragoza, CSIC, Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain), Fax: (+34) 976-762686
    • Department of Organic Chemistry, Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Universidad de Zaragoza, CSIC, Pedro Cerbuna 12, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain), Fax: (+34) 976-762686
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Abstract

Silver pyrazolates with columnar liquid-crystal phases that are stable at room temperature have been prepared by reaction of silver nitrate with 3,5-diarylpyrazolates. The complexes consist of open-chain oligomers, despite the fact that the most common structural type for homoleptic coinage metal pyrazolates is the trimeric metallacycle [M(μ-pz)]3. The special characteristics of silver in forming reversible metal–ligand bonds in solution, evidenced experimentally, leads to supramolecular organizations in which the silver cations promote self-organization of the nonmesomorphic pyrazolates into helical 1D polymers that exhibit columnar mesophases. The materials are readily soluble in common organic solvents and are liquid-crystalline over a broader temperature range than their gold counterparts, which are known to form discrete cyclic trinuclear species. Thin films of the silver complexes show luminescence at room temperature. The compounds described here are the first examples of luminescent metallomesogens formed by a main-chain coordination polymer.

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