The synthesis and photophysical and electrochemical characterisation of new heteroleptic iridium complexes with electron-withdrawing sulfonyl groups and fluorine atoms bound to phenylpyridine ligands are reported. The emission energy of these materials strongly depends on the position of the sulfonyl groups and on the number of fluorine substituents. A 90 nm wide tuning range of photoluminescence from the blue-green (lem=468 nm) of iridium(III)bis[2-(4’-benzylsulfonyl)- phenylpyridinato-N,C2’][3-(pentafluorophenyl)- pyridin-2-yl-1,2,4-triazolate] to the orange (lem=558 nm) of iridium( III)bis[2-(3’-benzylsulfonyl)phenylpyridinato- N,C2’](2,4-decanedionate) has been achieved. Emission quantum yields ranging from 47 to 71% have also been found for degassed solutions of the complexes, and a surprisingly high value of 16% was recorded for iridium( III)bis[2-(5’-benzylsulfonyl-3’,6’- difluoro)phenylpyridinato-N,C2’](2,4- decanedionate) in air-equilibrated dichloromethane. A unusual stereochemistry of the benzylsulfonyl-substituted dimer and heteroleptic complexes has been detected by 1H NMR spectroscopy, and is characterised by the mutual cis disposition of the pyridyl nitrogen atoms of the phenylpyridine ligands, which differs from the most common trans arrangement reported in the literature.

Iridium (III) Complexes with sulfonyl and fluorine substituents: synthesis, stereochemsitry, and effect of functionalization on their photophysical properties

RAGNI, ROBERTA;BABUDRI, Francesco;FARINOLA, Gianluca Maria;
2009

Abstract

The synthesis and photophysical and electrochemical characterisation of new heteroleptic iridium complexes with electron-withdrawing sulfonyl groups and fluorine atoms bound to phenylpyridine ligands are reported. The emission energy of these materials strongly depends on the position of the sulfonyl groups and on the number of fluorine substituents. A 90 nm wide tuning range of photoluminescence from the blue-green (lem=468 nm) of iridium(III)bis[2-(4’-benzylsulfonyl)- phenylpyridinato-N,C2’][3-(pentafluorophenyl)- pyridin-2-yl-1,2,4-triazolate] to the orange (lem=558 nm) of iridium( III)bis[2-(3’-benzylsulfonyl)phenylpyridinato- N,C2’](2,4-decanedionate) has been achieved. Emission quantum yields ranging from 47 to 71% have also been found for degassed solutions of the complexes, and a surprisingly high value of 16% was recorded for iridium( III)bis[2-(5’-benzylsulfonyl-3’,6’- difluoro)phenylpyridinato-N,C2’](2,4- decanedionate) in air-equilibrated dichloromethane. A unusual stereochemistry of the benzylsulfonyl-substituted dimer and heteroleptic complexes has been detected by 1H NMR spectroscopy, and is characterised by the mutual cis disposition of the pyridyl nitrogen atoms of the phenylpyridine ligands, which differs from the most common trans arrangement reported in the literature.
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