Spectroscopic, electrochemical and photovoltaic properties of Pt(II) and Pd(II) complexes of a chelating 1,10-phenanthroline appended perylene diimide

Buyukeksi S. I., Sengul A., ERDÖNMEZ S., ALTINDAL A., ORMAN E. B., ÖZKAYA A. R.

DALTON TRANSACTIONS, vol.47, no.8, pp.2549-2560, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c7dt04713d
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2549-2560
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, a bis-chelating bridging perylene diimide ditopic ligand, namely N,N'-di(1,10-phenanthro-line)-1,6,7,12-tetrakis-(4-methoxyphenoxy)perylene tetracarboxylic acid diimide (1), was synthesized and characterized. Further reactions of 1 with d(8) metal ions such as Pt(II) and Pd(II) having preferential square-planar geometry afforded the novel triads [(Cl-2) M(II)-(1)-M(II)(Cl-2)] where M(II) = Pt(II) (2), and Pd(II) (3), respectively. The isolated triads and the key precursor were fully characterized by FT-IR, 1D-NMR (H-1 NMR and C-13 DEPT NMR), 2D-NMR (H-1-H-1 COSY, H-1-C-13 HSQC, H-1-C-13 HMBC), MALDI-TOF mass and UV/Vis spectroscopy. The electrochemical properties of 1, 2 and 3 were investigated by cyclic voltammetry as well as in situ spectroelectrochemistry and also in situ electrocolorimetric measurements. These compounds were shown to exhibit net colour changes suitable for electrochromic applications. The compounds exhibited remarkably narrow HOMO-LUMO gaps, leading to their ease of reduction at low negative potentials. More importantly, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) were also fabricated using 1-3 to clarify the potential use of these complexes as a sensitizer. Analysis of the experimental data indicated that 2 has good potential as a sensitizer material for DSSCs.