Exploring the self-assembly and energy transfer of dynamic supramolecular iridium-porphyrin systems
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We present the first examples of dynamic supramolecular systems composed of cyclometalated Ir(III) complexes of the form of [Ir(C^N)2(N^N)]PF6 (where C^N is mesppy = 2-phenyl-4-mesitylpyridinato and dFmesppy = 2-(4,6-difluorophenyl)-4-mesitylpyridinato and N^N is 4,4':2',2'':4'',4'''-quaterpyridine, qpy) and zinc tetraphenylporphyrin (ZnTPP), assembled through non-covalent interactions between the distal pyridine moieties of the qpy ligand located on the iridium complex and the zinc of the ZnTPP. The assemblies have been comprehensively characterized by a series of analytical techniques (1H NMR titration experiments, 2D COSY and HETCOR NMR spectra and low temperature 1H NMR spectroscopy) and the crystal structures have been elucidated by X-ray diffraction. The optoelectronic properties of the assemblies and the electronic interaction between the iridium and porphyrin chromophoric units have been explored with detailed photophysical measurements, supported by time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) calculations.
Rota Martir , D , Hedley , G J , Cordes , D B , Slawin , A M Z , Escudero , D , Jacquemin , D , Kosikova , T , Philp , D , Dawson , D M , Ashbrook , S E , Samuel , I D W & Zysman-Colman , E 2016 , ' Exploring the self-assembly and energy transfer of dynamic supramolecular iridium-porphyrin systems ' Dalton Transactions , vol 45 , no. 43 , pp. 17195-17205 . DOI: 10.1039/C6DT02619B
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EZ-C acknowledges the University of St Andrews for financial support. IDWS acknowledges support from EPSRC (EP/J009016) and the European Research Council (grant 321305). IDWS also acknowledges support from a Royal Society Wolfson research merit award. DJ acknowledges the European Research Council (grant: 278845) and the RFI Lumomat for financial support.
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