Green-blue light-emitting platinum(ii) complexes of cyclometallated 4,6-difluoro-1,3-dipyridylbenzenes showing mesophase organisation

Valery Kozhevnikov, Bertrand Donnio, Benoît Heinrich, J. A. Gareth Williams, Duncan Bruce

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Abstract

Blue-green light-emitting phosphorescent PtII complexes of 1,3-bis(2-pyridyl)benzene are reported that incorporate hexadecyl-containing fragments in the 5-position of the pyridine rings. Along with the more classical half disc-shaped hexacatenar molecule with six pendant alkoxy chains, which shows an R[3 with combining macron]m mesophase, the simpler complex functionalised by just two alkoxy chains, one at each pyridyl 5-position, was also found to be mesomorphic. The luminescence of pure films obtained from these complexes is orange-red, dominated by the excimer-like emission, and is independent of the thermal history of the film. The mesophases of the complexes are three-dimensional and columnar in nature – all are based on a two-dimensional hexagonal arrangement extended into the third dimension.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10177-10187
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Volume3
Issue number39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2015

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