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BR2BodPR2: highly fluorescent alternatives to PPh3 and PhPCy2

Lookup NU author(s): Laura Davies, Dr Ross Harrington, Emeritus Professor Bill CleggORCiD, Dr Lee HighamORCiD



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The syntheses of highly fluorescent analogues of PPh3 and PhPCy2 based on the Bodipy chromophore are described. The ligands have been incorporated into two- to four-coordinate group 11 metal complexes. The synthesis, characterisation and photophysical properties of the novel ligands and their metal complexes are reported; many of these compounds have also been characterised by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Incorporation of the phosphino group and complexation to the group 11. metal centre has little effect on the absorption and emission profiles; high molar extinction coefficients and fluorescence quantum yields were still obtained. In particular, incorporation of the dicyclohexylphosphino substituent significantly increases the quantum yields relative to the parent dyes.

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Author(s): Davies LH, Harrington RW, Clegg W, Higham LJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Dalton Transactions

Year: 2014

Volume: 43

Issue: 36

Pages: 13485-13499

Print publication date: 28/09/2014

Online publication date: 23/06/2014

Acceptance date: 27/05/2014

Date deposited: 30/10/2014

ISSN (print): 1477-9226

ISSN (electronic): 1477-9234

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry


DOI: 10.1039/c4dt00704b


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