Optical and electronic properties of metal-containing poly-ynes and their organic precursors

Marek Jura, Olivia F. Koentjoro, Paul R. Raithby, Emma L. Sharp, Paul J. Wilson

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A series of platinum(II) di-yne complexes with the general formula [PhPt(PR3)2-C≡C-X-C≡C-Pt(PR3) 2Ph] where R = Et, nBu and X = a range of extended hetero-aromatic spacer groups, have been prepared by the coupling reaction between two molar equivalents of [PhPt(PR3)2Cl] and one molar equivalent of the terminal dialkyne, HC≡C-X-C≡CH, in the presence of CuI catalyst. The complexes have been characterised by IR, NMR and optical spectroscopy. These materials, which are precursors to related platinum(II) poly-yne polymers, have been specifically designed to be incorporated into metal-molecule-metal junctions in nanoelectronic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberDD3.7
Pages (from-to)59-64
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2004 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, USA United States
Duration: 28 Nov 20043 Dec 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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