Heterometal grafted metalla-ynes and poly(Metalla-ynes): A review on structure–property relationships and applications

Rayya A. Al-Balushi*, Ashanul Haque, Idris J. Al-Busaidi, Houda Al-Sharji, Muhammad S. Khan

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Metalla-ynes and poly(metalla-ynes) have emerged as unique molecular scaffolds with fascinating structural features and intriguing photo-luminescence (PL) properties. Their rigid-rod conducting backbone with tunable photo-physical properties has generated immense research interests for the design and development of application-oriented functional materials. Introducing a second dor f-block metal fragment in the main-chain or side-chain of a metalla-yne and poly(metalla-yne) was found to further modulate the underlying features/properties. This review focuses on the photo-physical properties and opto-electronic (O-E) applications of heterometal grafted metalla-ynes and poly(metalla-ynes).

Original languageEnglish
Article number3654
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Metalla-ynes
  • Opto-electronic
  • Photo-physical
  • Poly(metalla-ynes)
  • Polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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