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Polymerisable octahedral rhenium cluster complexes as precursors for photo/electroluminescent polymers

Efremova, Olga A.; Brylev, Konstantin A.; Kozlova, Olena; White, Matthew S.; Shestopalov, Michael A.; Kitamura, Noboru; Mironov, Yuri V.; Bauer, Siegfried; Sutherland, Andrew J.


Olga A. Efremova

Konstantin A. Brylev

Olena Kozlova

Matthew S. White

Michael A. Shestopalov

Noboru Kitamura

Yuri V. Mironov

Siegfried Bauer

Andrew J. Sutherland


New polymerisable photoluminescent octahedral rhenium cluster complexes trans-[{Re₆Q₈}(TBP)₄VB)₂] (Q = S or Se; TBP – p-tert-butylpyridine; VB – vinyl benzoate) have been synthesised, characterised and used to construct rhe-nium cluster-organic polymer hybrid materials. These novel polymer systems are solution-processable and the rhenium clusters retain their photoluminescent properties within the polymer environment. Notably, when the rhenium cluster complexes are incorporated into the matrix of the electroluminescent polymer poly(N-vinylcarbazole), the resultant cluster polymer hybrid combined properties of both components and was used successfully in the construc-tion of a polymer light emitting diode (PLED). These prototype devices are the first PLEDs to incorporate octahedral rhenium clusters and provide the first direct evidence of the electroluminescent properties of rhenium clusters and indeed, to the best of our knowledge, of any member of the family of 24-electron hexanuclear cluster complexes of molybdenum, tungsten or rhenium.


Efremova, O. A., Brylev, K. A., Kozlova, O., White, M. S., Shestopalov, M. A., Kitamura, N., …Sutherland, A. J. (2014). Polymerisable octahedral rhenium cluster complexes as precursors for photo/electroluminescent polymers. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2(40), 8630-8638.

Acceptance Date Aug 31, 2014
Publication Date Oct 28, 2014
Deposit Date Aug 27, 2015
Publicly Available Date Nov 23, 2017
Journal Journal of materials chemistry C
Print ISSN 2050-7526
Electronic ISSN 2050-7534
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 40
Pages 8630-8638
Keywords Rhenium cluster complexes, Organic Polymers, Photoluminescence, Electroluminescence
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Additional Information Author's accepted manuscript of article published in: Journal of materials chemistry C, 2014, v.2, issue 40


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