Chemoselective mechanochemical route toward a bright TADF-emitting CuI-based coordination polymer

Alexander V. Artem'Ev, Evgeniya P. Doronina, Mariana I. Rakhmanova, Olga A. Tarasova, Irina Yu Bagryanskaya, Nina A. Nedolya

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Abstract

An efficient and chemoselective mechanochemical synthesis of a bright TADF-emitting CuI-based compound is reported. The reaction of 2-(ethylsulfanyl)-6-methylpyridine (L) with CuI under solvent-free conditions or in solution results in a non-emissive complex, [Cu 2 I 2 L 2 ] (1) or a 1-D coordination polymer (CP), [Cu 3 I 3 L 2 ] n (CP 2), respectively. Meanwhile, the simple manual grinding of the reactants in the presence of a few drops of MeCN for 1-2 min chemoselectively gives the structurally different 1-D CP, [Cu 3 I 3 L 2 ] n (CP 3), as a single product isolated in 87% yield. Remarkably, both complex 1 and CP 2 under the mechanochemical conditions easily (1-2 min) undergo polymerization or isomerisation, accordingly, to afford CP 3. The structure of the latter is formed by cuprophilic interaction-free (-Cu-I-) n chains ligated by 2-(ethylsulfanyl)-6-methylpyridines in a μ 2 -N,S manner. At room temperature, CP 1 exhibits highly efficient blue-green TADF with a short lifetime (4.0 μs) and a high photoluminescence performance (PLQY being 70%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)671-679
Number of pages9
JournalInorganic Chemistry Frontiers
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • SOLVENT-FREE SYNTHESIS
  • THERMOCHROMIC LUMINESCENCE
  • COPPER(I) COMPLEXES
  • I COMPLEXES
  • CHEMISTRY
  • LIGANDS
  • DESIGN
  • TRANSFORMATIONS
  • VAPOCHROMISM
  • CONSTRUCTION

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