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Synthesis and photochemical studies of Cu(I) complex with 1,4-bis(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1yl)tetrazine ligand
Author(s): Y. K. Gun'ko; H. Hayden
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Paper Abstract

This work reports synthesis and photochemical studies of 3,6-Bis(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1-yl)-tetrazine ligand (dmptz) and its Cu(I) complex. Dmptz was found to be an excellent bridging ligand for Cu(I) complexes. The Cu(I) complex has been shown to have a dinuclear structure where a single dmptz ligand links two metal centers. It is apparent that the methyl groups of dmptz have a large steric effect on the structure of the complexes preventing the formation of larger tetra- or penta- nuclear complexes reported in the literature for similar ligands (bptz). We have shown that Cu(I) dmptz complexes possess interesting luminescent properties, that might be potentially used to prepare new luminescent materials for sensing and energy conversion applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5826, Opto-Ireland 2005: Optical Sensing and Spectroscopy, (3 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604831
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Y. K. Gun'ko, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
H. Hayden, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5826:
Opto-Ireland 2005: Optical Sensing and Spectroscopy
Gerard D. O'Sullivan; Brian D. MacCraith; Hugh James Byrne; Enda McGlynn; Alan G. Ryder, Editor(s)

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