Exploiting coordination geometry to tune the dimensions and processability of metallosupramolecular polymers

Bäumer, N.; Kartha, K. K.; Buss, S.; Palakkal, J. P.; Strassert, C. A.; Fernández, G.

Research article (journal)


Achieving precise control over the morphology, dimensions and processability of functional materials is a key but challenging requirement for the fabrication of smart devices. To address this issue, we herein compare the self-assembly behavior of two new Pt(ii) complexes that differ in the molecular and coordination geometry through implementation of either a monodentate (pyridine) or bidentate (bipyridine) ligand. The molecular preorganization of the bipyridine-based complex enables effective self-assembly in solution involving Pt⋯Pt interactions, while preserving aggregate solubility. On the other hand, increased steric effects of the linear bispyridine-based complex hinder an effective preorganization leading to poorly solvated aggregates when a critical concentration is exceeded.

Details zur Publikation

Release year: 2021
Publishing company: The Royal Society of Chemistry
Language in which the publication is writtenEnglish
Link to the full text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/D1QO00644D