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Unusual Excimer/Dimer Behavior of a Highly Soluble C,N Platinum(II) Complex with a Spiro-Fluorene Motif.

Pander, Piotr; Zaytsev, Andrey V; Franca, Larissa Gomes; Dias, Fernando B; Kozhevnikov, Valery N

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Authors

Andrey V Zaytsev

Larissa Franca larissa.gomes-franca@durham.ac.uk
PGR Student Doctor of Philosophy

Valery N Kozhevnikov



Abstract

In this work, we introduce a spiro-fluorene unit into a phenylpyridine (CN)-type ligand as a simple way to deplanarize the structure and increase the solubility of the final platinum(II)···complex. Using a spiro-fluorene unit, orthogonal to the main coordination plane of the complex, reduces intermolecular interactions, leading to increased solubility but without significantly affecting the ability of the complex to form Pt···Pt dimers and excimers. This approach is highly important in the design of platinum(II) complexes, which often suffer from low solubility due to their mainly planar structure, and offers an alternative to the use of bulky alkyl groups. The nonplanar structure is also beneficial for vacuum-deposition techniques as it lowers the sublimation temperature. Importantly, there are no sp hybridized carbon atoms in the cyclometalating ligand that contain hydrogens, the undesired feature that is associated with the low stability of the materials in OLEDs. The complex displays high solubility in toluene, ∼10 mg mL , at room temperature, which allows producing solution-processed OLEDs in a wide range of doping concentrations, 5-100%, and EQE up to 5.9%, with a maximum luminance of 7400 cd m . Concurrently, we have also produced vacuum-deposited OLEDs, which display luminance up to 32 500 cd m and a maximum EQE of 11.8%.

Citation

Pander, P., Zaytsev, A. V., Franca, L. G., Dias, F. B., & Kozhevnikov, V. N. (2023). Unusual Excimer/Dimer Behavior of a Highly Soluble C,N Platinum(II) Complex with a Spiro-Fluorene Motif. Inorganic Chemistry, 62, 18465 - 18473. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.3c02667

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 4, 2023
Online Publication Date Oct 31, 2023
Publication Date Nov 13, 2023
Deposit Date Jan 18, 2024
Publicly Available Date Jan 18, 2024
Journal Inorganic chemistry
Print ISSN 0020-1669
Publisher American Chemical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 62
Pages 18465 - 18473
DOI https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.3c02667
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1932464

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