Broadband near-IR absorbing Au-dithiolene complexes bearing redox-active oligothiophene ligands

Iain A. Wright, Claire Wilson, Simon J. Coles, Peter J. Skabara

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Abstract

A series of three homoleptic, monoanionic gold dithiolene complexes of oligothiophene ligands which coordinate via a central thiophene-3,4-dithiolate chelate are presented. The oligomer chains are three, five and seven thiophenes long and the complexes display hybrid optoelectronic properties featuring characteristics of both the oligothiophene chains and the delocalised metal dithiolene centre. The properties of the complexes have been characterised using a variety of spectroscopic and electrochemical methods complemented by computational studies. Solid state spectroelectrochemistry has revealed that upon oxidation these complexes display intense and broad absorption across the visible spectrum. In attempting to produce nickel analogues of these materials a single crystal of a photo-oxidised nickel dithiolene complex has also been isolated.

LanguageEnglish
Pages107-116
Number of pages10
JournalDalton Transactions
Volume48
Issue number1
Early online date16 Nov 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Bearings (structural)
Thiophenes
Nickel
Spectroelectrochemistry
Ligands
Oligomers
Gold
Optoelectronic devices
Metals
Single crystals
Oxidation
Oxidation-Reduction

Keywords

  • redox-active oligothiophene ligands
  • Au-dithiolene complexes
  • optoelectronic properties

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Wright, Iain A. ; Wilson, Claire ; Coles, Simon J. ; Skabara, Peter J. / Broadband near-IR absorbing Au-dithiolene complexes bearing redox-active oligothiophene ligands. In: Dalton Transactions. 2019 ; Vol. 48, No. 1. pp. 107-116.
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