Gold(I) triarylphosphane compounds are a well-known class of coordination compounds displaying from mild to strong emissive properties. Mechanochemical approaches to the preparation, spectroscopic characterization, X-ray diffraction structural determination, and photophysical studies of green emissive neutral linear monophosphane or neutral pseudo-T-shaped or cationic bis-phosphane gold(I) compounds, are herein discussed. The mechanochemical approach to the preparation of gold(I) derivatives was particularly successful for ligands bearing the carboxylic group, while the preparation with esterified ligands yields better results with solvent-mediated methods. The introduction of carboxyl or ester substituents in one aryl group favors the ligand-centered emissions. The analysis of the origin of the emissions was elucidated on the basis of DFT calculations, addressing the emissive behavior to ligand-centered excited states, strongly affected by supramolecular reversible hydrogen bonding aggregation. The study indicates that the ligand with the carboxylic group is particularly suitable for the mechanochemical preparation of emissive gold(I) complexes for material science applications.

Mechanochemical preparation of strongly emissive monosubstituted triarylphosphane gold(I) compounds activated by hydrogen bonding driven aggregations

Lorenzo Luciani;Nicola Sargentoni;Rossana Galassi
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2023-01-01

Abstract

Gold(I) triarylphosphane compounds are a well-known class of coordination compounds displaying from mild to strong emissive properties. Mechanochemical approaches to the preparation, spectroscopic characterization, X-ray diffraction structural determination, and photophysical studies of green emissive neutral linear monophosphane or neutral pseudo-T-shaped or cationic bis-phosphane gold(I) compounds, are herein discussed. The mechanochemical approach to the preparation of gold(I) derivatives was particularly successful for ligands bearing the carboxylic group, while the preparation with esterified ligands yields better results with solvent-mediated methods. The introduction of carboxyl or ester substituents in one aryl group favors the ligand-centered emissions. The analysis of the origin of the emissions was elucidated on the basis of DFT calculations, addressing the emissive behavior to ligand-centered excited states, strongly affected by supramolecular reversible hydrogen bonding aggregation. The study indicates that the ligand with the carboxylic group is particularly suitable for the mechanochemical preparation of emissive gold(I) complexes for material science applications.
2023
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