Journal of Inorganic and General Chemistry

Igor D. Strelnik, Elvira I. Musina, Svetlana N. Ignatieva, Anna S. Balueva, Tatiana P. Gerasimova, Sergey A. Katsyuba, Dmitry B. Krivolapov, Alexey B. Dobrynin, Christoph Bannwarth, Stefan Grimme, Ilya E. Kolesnikov, Andrey A. Karasik, Oleg G. Sinyashin

«Pyridyl Containing 1,5-Diaza-3,7-diphosphacyclooctanes as Bridging Ligands for Dinuclear Copper(I) Complexes»

Journal of Inorganic and General Chemistry

DOI: 10.1002/zaac.201700049


1,5-bis(R)-3,7-bis[2-(pyridine-2′-yl)ethyl)-1,5-diaza-3,7-diphosphacyclooctanes 1 and 2 and their copper(I) complexes 3 and 4 were developed. The butterfly-shaped copper-iodide core and unusual P,N-chelate and P,P-bridged coordination mode of the heterocyclic ligand in the dinuclear complexes 3 and 4 were revealed. Complexes 3 and 4 display emission in green range of spectra, with lifetimes in a microsecond domain and quantum yields of luminescence in solid-state up to 38 %. Thermochromic effects found for the phosphorescence of 4 in solutions are ascribed to rigidochromism.