Triplet states in a series of Pt-containing ethynylenes

J. S. Wilson, A. Köhler, R. H. Friend, M. K. Al-Suti, M. R.A. Al-Mandhary, M. S. Khan, P. R. Raithby

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

154 Citations (SciVal)


A model system was used where the triplet excited state has been made emissive thus rendering it easily accessible by optical spectroscopy to study the triplet excited state in conjugated polymers directly. This is achieved by including platinum in the main polymer chain. The heavy metal atom introduces spin-orbit coupling, and radiative transitions between singlet and triplet states become possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7627-7634
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Triplet states in a series of Pt-containing ethynylenes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this