Very Complex Emission Properties of the Pt-Organometallic Versions of PANI

  • Shawkat M. Aly
  • Tommy Kenny
  • Simon Lamare
  • Pierre D. Harvey


The rather complex emission pattern of polymers of the types ([Pt]-[Q])n and ([Pt]-[DAB])n ([Pt] = trans-bis(tributylphosphine)bis(phenylacetynyl)platinum(II); [Q] = substituted quinone diimine; [DAB] = substituted diaminobenzene; X = H, F, Cl) as organometallic versions of polyaniline, PANI, have been addressed using various models. Both the fluorescence and phosphorescence spectra at 77 K originate from [Q] or/and [DAB] residues as the main component or “impurities”, regardless of the polymer or model studied. However at 298 K, this chromophore is completely silent and only a weak fluorescence arising from the [DAB] fragment is observed, either as a part in the chain but also as an unavoidable impurity due to the nature of the redox aspects of the two units.

Graphical Abstract


Platinum(II) Fluorescence Phosphorescence Charge transfer Organometallic polymer Energy transfer 



This research was supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), le Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies (FQRNT), the Centre Québécois des Matériaux Fonctionnels (CQMF), and the Centre d’Études des Matériaux Optiques et Photoniques de l’Université de Sherbrooke (CEMOPUS).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shawkat M. Aly
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tommy Kenny
    • 1
  • Simon Lamare
    • 1
  • Pierre D. Harvey
    • 1
  1. 1.Universite de SherbrookeSherbrookeCanada
  2. 2.Chemistry DepartmentAssiut UniversityAsyutEgypt

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