On-Surface Reactive Planarization of Pt(II) Complexes

Ren, J.; Cnudde, M.; Brünink, D.; Buss, S.; Daniliuc, C. G.; Liu, L.; Fuchs, H.; Strassert, C. A.; Gao, H.-Y.; Doltsinis, N. L.

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Abstract A series of Pt(II) complexes with tetradentate luminophores has been designed, synthesized, and deposited on coinage metal surfaces with the aim to produce highly planar self-assembled monolayers. Low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and density functional theory (DFT) calculations reveal a significant initial nonplanarity for all complexes. A subsequent metal-catalyzed separation of the nonplanar moiety at the bridging unit via the scission of a C−N bond is observed, leaving behind a largely planar core complex. The activation barrier of this bond scission process is found to depend strongly on the chemical nature of both bridging group and coordination plane, and to increase from Cu(111) through Ag(111) to Au(111).

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Release year: 2019
Language in which the publication is writtenEnglish
Link to the full text: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/anie.201906247