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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.

Authors

Konstantin A. Brylev

Olena Kozlova

Matthew S. White

Michael A. Shestopalov

Noboru Kitamura

Yuri V. Mironov

Siegfried Bauer

Andrew J. Sutherland



Abstract

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.

Publication Date Oct 28, 2014
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
Institution Citation 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. publ. by The Royal Society of Chemistry. C, Materials for optical and electronic devices /, 2(40), 8630-8638. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4tc01643b
DOI https://doi.org/10.1039/c4tc01643b
Keywords Rhenium cluster complexes, Organic Polymers, Photoluminescence, Electroluminescence
Publisher URL http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2014/tc/c4tc01643b#!divAbstract
Copyright Statement ©2015 University of Hull
Additional Information Author's accepted manuscript of article published in: Journal of materials chemistry C, 2014, v.2, issue 40

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