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Excited States and Two-Photon Absorption of Some Novel Thiophenyl Pt(II)-Ethynyl Derivatives
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Chemistry.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Chemistry.
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2007 (English)In: JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, Vol. 111, 244-50 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The photophysical characterization of two new compounds related to bis((4-(phenylethynyl)phenyl)ethynyl)bis(tributylphosphine)platinum(II), here abbreviated Pt1, is reported. For the first new compound ATP1, the inner phenyl rings (closer to the Pt atom) in Pt1 are replaced by thiophene rings bridging at the 2,5-positions. In compound ATP2, the outer phenyl groups are replaced by thiophene rings bonded at the 2-position. Specifically, we report on the fluorescence quantum yield, two-photon absorption, triplet decay times and two-photon absorption induced emission spectra of the molecules in THF solutions. The results were compared with those of Pt1 and Pt1 capped with an acetonide-protected 2,2-bis(methylol)propionic acid (bis-MPA) ester group (Pt1-G1). The photophysical properties of the organic dye 7-(diethylamino)coumarin (Coumarin 110) were determined and used as a reference material. The two-photon absorption cross section around 720-740 nm of ATP1 and ATP2 was found to be of the same order of magnitude as for Pt1-G1, i.e., between 5 and 10 GM, but slightly larger for ATP1 than for ATP2 (1 GM = 1 Goppert-Mayer = 10(-50) (cm(4) s)/photon). The fluorescence decay time of all compounds was found to be very short (subnanosecond) with quantum yields 0.0045, 0.0007, 0.0011 and 0.0020 for ATP1, ATP2, Pt1-G1 and Pt1, respectively, measured at excitation wavelength 373 nm. Just as Pt1 and Pt1-G1, both thiophenyl derivatives showed large intersystem crossing capabilities and phosphorescence, characteristic for a triplet state that can enhance the nonlinear absorption and optical power limiting by triplet state absorption. The phosphorescence emission of the thiophenyl derivatives was red-shifted in comparison with Pt1 and Pt1-G1, and the phosphorescence decay times were on the order of 200-500 ns, as for the Pt1 compound.

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2007. Vol. 111, 244-50 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-12976DOI: doi:10.1021/jp063557vOAI: diva2:152647
Available from: 2007-04-26 Created: 2007-04-26 Last updated: 2011-01-11Bibliographically approved

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