Synthesis, electrochemisty, and spectroscopy of blue platinum(II) polyynes and diynes

Muhammed Younus, Anna Köhler, Stephane Cron, Nazia Chawdhury, Muna R A Al-Mandhary, Muhammad S. Khan, Jack Lewis, Nicholas J. Long, Richard H. Friend, Paul R. Raithby

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The smallest band gap observed so far (1.77 eV) for an organometallic polymer is exhibited by the blue, rigid-rod polymer 2, which is prepared by the reaction of trans-[PtCl2(PnBu3)2] with one equivalent of 1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3036-3039
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Nov 16 1998



  • Diyne complexes
  • Electrochemistry
  • Platinum
  • Polymers
  • UV/Vis spectroscopy

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  • Chemistry(all)

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