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A New Lamellar Gold Thiolate Coordination Polymer, [Au(m-SPhCO2H)]n, for the Formation of Luminescent Polymer Composites

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Univ Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse et l’Environnement de Lyon (IRCELYON), UMR CNRS 5256, 69626 Villeurbanne, France
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Institut Lavoisier de Versailles (ILV), UVSQ, Université Paris-Saclay, UMR CNRS 8180, 78035 Versailles, France
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Univ Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Institut Lumière Matière (ILM), UMR CNRS 5306, 69626 Villeurbanne, France
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Institute of Physics, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Beamline Cristal, Synchrotron Soleil, 91192 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
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Univ Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Laboratoire des Multimatériaux et Interfaces (LMI), UMR CNRS 5615, 69626 Villeurbanne, France
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Nanomaterials 2019, 9(10), 1408; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9101408
Received: 10 September 2019 / Revised: 27 September 2019 / Accepted: 30 September 2019 / Published: 2 October 2019
The photoluminescence of gold thiolate clusters brings about many potential applications, but its origin is still elusive because of its complexity. A strategy in understanding the structure–properties relationship is to study closely related neutral gold thiolate coordination polymers (CPs). Here, a new CP is reported, [Au(m-SPhCO2H)]n. Its structure is lamellar with an inorganic layer made of Au–S–Au–S helical chains, similar to the [Au(p-SPhCO2H)]n analog. An in-depth study of its photophysical properties revealed that it is a bright yellow phosphorescent emitter with a band centered at 615 nm and a quantum yield (QY) of 19% at room temperature and in a solid state. More importantly, a comparison to the para-analog, which has a weak emission, displayed a strong effect of the position of the electron withdrawing group (EWG) on the luminescent properties. In addition, [Au(m-SPhCO2H)]n CPs were mixed with organic polymers to generate transparent and flexible luminescent thin films. The ability to tune the emission position with the appropriate contents makes these nontoxic polymer composites promising materials for lighting devices. View Full-Text
Keywords: gold thiolate; coordination polymer; lamellar structure; luminescence; polymer composite gold thiolate; coordination polymer; lamellar structure; luminescence; polymer composite
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Veselska, O.; Guillou, N.; Ledoux, G.; Huang, C.-C.; Dohnalova Newell, K.; Elkaïm, E.; Fateeva, A.; Demessence, A. A New Lamellar Gold Thiolate Coordination Polymer, [Au(m-SPhCO2H)]n, for the Formation of Luminescent Polymer Composites. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 1408.

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