[Cu(POP)(N^S)][PF6] and [Cu(xantphos)(N^S)][PF6] compounds with 2-(thiophen-2-yl)pyridines

Nohara, Isaak and Prescimone, Alessandro and Häussinger, Daniel and Housecroft, Catherine E. and Constable, Edwin C.. (2019) [Cu(POP)(N^S)][PF6] and [Cu(xantphos)(N^S)][PF6] compounds with 2-(thiophen-2-yl)pyridines. RSC advances, 9 (24). pp. 13646-13657.

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A series of [Cu(POP)(N^S)][PF 6 ] and [Cu(xantphos)(N^S)][PF 6 ] compounds (POP = bis(2-(diphenylphosphino)phenyl)ether, xantphos = 4,5-bis(diphenylphosphino)-9,9-dimethylxanthene) in which the N^S ligand is a 2-(thiophen-2-yl)pyridine ( 1 ), 2-(thiophen-2-yl)-6-methylpyridine ( 2 ), 2-(5-methylthiophen-2-yl)pyridine ( 3 ) or 2-(5-methylthiophen-2-yl)-6-methylpyridine ( 4 ) have been prepared and characterized in solution and the solid state. Single crystal structures of [Cu(POP)( 1 )][PF 6 ], [Cu(xantphos)( 1 )][PF 6 ], [Cu(xantphos)( 2 )][PF 6 ], [Cu(POP)( 3 )][PF 6 ] . CH 2 Cl 2 , and [Cu(xantphos)( 4 )][PF 6 ] confirm chelating N^S and P^P ligands, and distorted tetrahedral copper(I) centres. There is close cation...anion association, particularly in [Cu(xantphos)( 1 )][PF 6 ]. Although the compounds are stable over days in CH 2 Cl 2 solution, they are susceptible to the effects of competing ligands such as chloride ion and MeCN. Analysis of the NMR spectroscopic data a solution of [Cu(POP)( 3 )][PF 6 ] in with addded Cl - gives a K d value of 0.14 ± 0.03 mM, indicative of ion-pairing. [Cu(POP)(N^S)][PF 6 ] and [Cu(xantphos)(N^S)][PF 6 ] exhibit quasi-reversible or irreversible Cu + /Cu 2+ oxidations. They are blue emitters in solution, and the presence of the 5-methyl group in the thiophene ring in 3 and 4 leads to a red-shift in the emission. The highest photoluminescence quantum yields are for [Cu(POP)( 2 )][PF 6 ] (30.8%) and [Cu(POP)( 4 )][PF 6 ] (33.2%), both of which have a 6-methyl-substituted pyridine ring in the N^S ligand. Excited-state lifetimes are <5ns. On going from solution to powder samples, red-shifts of 133 to 163 nm are observed leading to yellow emitters. The brightest emitter, [Cu(xantphos)( 1 )][PF 6 ], was tested in a LEC device but showed poor electroluminsecence and poor charge transporting characteristics
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Anorganische Chemie (Constable)
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Anorganische Chemie (Housecroft)
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (Häussinger)
UniBasel Contributors:Housecroft, Catherine Elizabeth and Nohara, Isaak and Constable, Edwin Charles and Prescimone, Alessandro and Häussinger, Daniel
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
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