Title

Photobehavior of (α-Diimine)dimesitylplatinum(II) Complexes

ACS Citation

Dungey, K. E.; Thompson, B. D.; Kane-Maguire, N.; Wright, L. L. Photobehavior of (α-Diimine)dimesitylplatinum(II) Complexes. Inorg. Chem. 2000, 39, 5192-5196.

Abstract

The photobehavior of complexes of the type Pt(diimine)(mes)2 is investigated (where diimine = 2,2?-bipyridine (bpy), 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), 3,4,7,8-tetramethyl-1,10-phenanthroline (tmp), 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline (2,9-dmp), 5,6-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline (5,6-dmp), and 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline (dpp) and mes = the mesityl (2,4,6-trimethylphenyl) anion). For all compounds studied, solution RT emission is observed to be weak and excited-state lifetimes are found to be short (-‰¤20 ns) regardless of solvent choice. Evidence is presented for energy-transfer quenching of Pt(dpp)(mes)2 luminescence in toluene by dissolved O2 (primarily producing singlet oxygen) with an observed quenching rate constant of kq -‰¥ 1.3 ? 109 M-1 s-1. Electron-transfer quenching is also observed in the presence of 3,5-dinitrobenzonitrile, yielding a quenching rate constant of kq -‰¥ 1.6 ? 109 M-1 s-1. The latter observation suggests that these Pt(II) systems may have future value as excited-state reductants. All of the complexes display a much more intense and longer-lived luminescence in the solid state at room temperature. Several possible explanations for this dependence on phase are proposed, with the most probable mechanism involving radiationless deactivation in solution via rotation of the o-methyl groups of the mesityl ligands. The photobehavior of complexes of the type Pt(diimine)(mes)2 is investigated (where diimine = 2,2?-bipyridine (bpy), 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), 3,4,7,8-tetramethyl-1,10-phenanthroline (tmp), 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline (2,9-dmp), 5,6-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline (5,6-dmp), and 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline (dpp) and mes = the mesityl (2,4,6-trimethylphenyl) anion). For all compounds studied, solution RT emission is observed to be weak and excited-state lifetimes are found to be short (-‰¤20 ns) regardless of solvent choice. Evidence is presented for energy-transfer quenching of Pt(dpp)(mes)2 luminescence in toluene by dissolved O2 (primarily producing singlet oxygen) with an observed quenching rate constant of kq -‰¥ 1.3 ? 109 M-1 s-1. Electron-transfer quenching is also observed in the presence of 3,5-dinitrobenzonitrile, yielding a quenching rate constant of kq -‰¥ 1.6 ? 109 M-1 s-1. The latter observation suggests that these Pt(II) systems may have future value as excited-state reductants. All of the complexes display a much more intense and longer-lived luminescence in the solid state at room temperature. Several possible explanations for this dependence on phase are proposed, with the most probable mechanism involving radiationless deactivation in solution via rotation of the o-methyl groups of the mesityl ligands.

Source Name

Inorganic Chemistry

Publication Date

1-1-2000

Volume

39

Issue

23

Page(s)

1665-1665

Document Type

Citation

Citation Type

Article