A new Ag/Cu bimetallic cluster [Ag10Cu6(bdppthi)2(C≡CPh)12(EtOH)2](ClO4)4 (1, bdppthi = N,N'-bis(diphenylphosphanylmethyl)-tetrahydroimidazole) exhibited strong phosphorescent (PL) emission at 644 nm upon excitation at 400 nm. Removal of the coordinated EtOH molecules in 1 resulted in derivative 1a, which exhibited significant red-shifted emission at 678 nm. The structure and PL of 1 was restored on exposure to EtOH vapor. Cluster 1a also exhibited a vapor-chromic PL response towards other common organic solvent vapors including acetone, MeOH and MeCN. A PMMA film of 1a was developed as a reusable visible sensor for MeCN.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Molecules (Basel, Switzerland)|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Jan 2023|