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Durham University

Department of Chemistry

Publication details for Prof. J.A. Gareth Williams

Moussa, Jamal, Haddouche, Kamel, Chamoreau, Lise-Marie, Amouri, Hani & Williams, J. A. G. (2016). New N^C^N-coordinated Pd(ii) and Pt(ii) complexes of a tridentate N-heterocyclic carbene ligand featuring a 6-membered central ring: synthesis, structures and luminescence. Dalton Transactions 45(32): 12644.

Author(s) from Durham


We describe Pd(II) and Pt(II) complexes of an N^C^N-coordinating pincer-like ligand featuring two lateral pyridine rings and a 6-membered carbene core. Their crystal structures display 1-dimensional chains with short π–π and M(II)⋯M(II) interactions. Such interactions also impact on the photophysical properties, with the Pt(II) complex being luminescent in the solid state at room temperature.