Unusual Triplet-Triplet Annihilation in a 3D Copper Chloride Coordination Polymer (2019)

[1] : Départment de Chimie - Université de Sherbrooke
[2] : Institut UTINAM (UMR 6213) (Université de Franche-Comté)
[3] : Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers - Terre, Homme, Environnement, Temps, Astronomie (UAR 3245) (Université de Franche-Comté)
Description :
A new coordination polymer (CP) defined as [Cu2Cl2(EtS(CH2)4SEt)4]n (CP2) was prepared by reacting EtS(CH2)4SEt with CuCl in acetonitrile in a 1 : 2 stoichiometric ratio. The X-ray structure reveals formation of non-porous 3D material composed of parallel 2D-[Cu2Cl2S2]n layers of Cl-bridged Cu2(μ-Cl)2 rhomboids assembled by EtS(CH2)4SEt ligands. A weak triplet emission (Φe < 0.0001) is observed in the 400–500 nm range with τe of 0.93 (298 K) and 3.5 ns (77 K) as major components. CP2 is the only 2nd example of emissive thioether/CuCl-containing material and combined DFT/TDDFT computations suggest the presence of lowest energy M/XLCT excited states. Upon increasing the photon flux (i.e. laser power), a triplet–triplet annihilation (TTA) is induced with quenching time constants of 72 ps (kQ = 1.3 × 1010 s−1) and 1.0 ns (kQ = 7.1 × 108 s−1) at 298 and 77 K, respectively, proceeding through an excitation energy migration operating via a Dexter process. Two distinct (Io)1/2 (Io = laser power) dependences of the emission intensity are depicted, indicating saturation as the observed emission increases with the excitation flux. These findings differ from that previously reported isomorphous CP [Cu2Br2(μ-EtS(CH2)4SEt)4]n (CP1), which exhibits no TTA behaviour at 77 K, and only one (laser power)2 dependence at 298 K. The ∼18-fold increase in kQ upon warming CP2 from 77 to 298 K indicates a temperature-aided TTA process. The significant difference between the presence (slower, CP2) and absence (CP1) of TTA at 77 K is explained by the larger unit cell contraction of the former upon cooling. This is noticeable by the larger change in inter-rhomboid Cu⋯Cu separation for CP2.
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Data acquisition date : 2017
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Language : English (eng)
Formats : application/pdf, chemical/x-cif
Audience : Research
Publications :
  • Unusual triplet–triplet annihilation in a 3D copper(i) chloride coordination polymer (doi:10.1039/C9CP02891A)
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Additional information :
PDF document contains supplementary information: complete detail of the DFT and TDDFT computations of CP2. CCDC 1886279–1886287.
Record created 12 Mar 2021 by Michael Knorr.
Local identifier: FR-18008901306731-2021-03-12-02.


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