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Enhancement of thermally activated delayed fluorescence properties by substitution of ancillary halogen in a multiple resonance-like diplatinum(ii) complex

Pander, Piotr; Zaytsev, Andrey V.; Sil, Amit; Williams, J.A. Gareth; Kozhevnikov, Valery N.; Dias, Fernando B.

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Authors

Andrey V. Zaytsev

Amit Sil

J.A. Gareth Williams

Valery N. Kozhevnikov



Abstract

We present an in-depth investigation of the influence of chloro-to-iodo exchange on the thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) of a dinuclear platinum(II) complex featuring monodentate halide ancillary ligands. The complexes are constructed using a ditopic bis-N^C^N-chelating ligand of the form (N^C^N–N^C^N)Pt2X2. The initially formed chloro complex (X = Cl) is readily transformed into the iodo analogue (X = I). The change is found to increase the radiative decay rate constant kr by around 3-fold to 3–4 × 105 s−1. This remarkably high value is comparable with the state-of-the-art iridium(III) organometallic phosphors. The improved luminescence properties of the iodo compound are shown to be due to a smaller singlet–triplet energy gap ΔEST compared to the chloro analogue. Iodide reduces the HOMO–LUMO overlap in a multiple resonance-like orbital structure of the complex. Iodination is therefore the first practical strategy shown to improve the TADF properties of diplatinum(II) complexes. The analogous monoplatinum(II) phosphorescent complex is studied in parallel in order to shed light more generally on the effect of iodo ligands on the triplet and singlet states and on spin–orbit coupling (SOC) in platinum(II) complexes.

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Pander, P., Zaytsev, A. V., Sil, A., Williams, J. G., Kozhevnikov, V. N., & Dias, F. B. (2022). Enhancement of thermally activated delayed fluorescence properties by substitution of ancillary halogen in a multiple resonance-like diplatinum(ii) complex. Journal of Materials Chemistry C Materials for optical and electronic devices, 10(12), 4851-4860. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1tc05026e

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 21, 2021
Online Publication Date Jan 14, 2021
Publication Date Mar 28, 2022
Deposit Date Feb 18, 2022
Publicly Available Date Feb 18, 2022
Journal Journal of Materials Chemistry C
Print ISSN 2050-7526
Electronic ISSN 2050-7534
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 12
Pages 4851-4860
DOI https://doi.org/10.1039/d1tc05026e

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