Hawes, CS, Byrne, K, Schmitt, W and Gunnlaugsson, T (2018) The 4-pyridonyl group as a multifunctional electron donor in 1,8-naphthalimide-based photoluminescent and mechanically interlocked coordination compounds. Materials Chemistry Frontiers. ISSN 2052-1537

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A new ligand system incorporating the 4-pyridonyl group as a substituent in 1,8-naphthalimide compounds is presented, with the pyridone group acting as both an electron donor for the internal charge transfer (ICT) fluoresence process and as a metal binding moiety. After establishing the solution-state photophysical properties of the new pyridyl and carboxyphenyl derivatives L1 and HL2, respectively, we have prepared and characterised four crystalline d¬-block metal complexes containing the 4-(4-pyridonyl)-1,8-naphthalimide residue. Complex 1, a discrete mononuclear Ag(I) complex, and complexes 2 and 3, both one-dimensional Zn(II) coordination polymers, all exhibit striking photoluminescence in the crystalline phase, the nature of which can be related to the solid-state behaviour of the pyridone substituent. Complex 4, a permanently porous Cu(II) material, shows no photoluminesence, but instead reveals a rare and intriguing inclined 2D→3D polyrotaxane architecture, an unusual class of mechanically interlocked network in which the particular coordination chemistry of the pyridone group facilitates alternating looped and linear structural features.

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Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Royal Society of Chemistry at http://doi.org/10.1039/C8QM00182K - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 21 May 2018 14:29
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 01:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/4920

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