Synthesis of novel platinum complex core as a selective Ag+ sensor and its H-bonded tetrads self-assembled with triarylamine dendrimers for electron/energy transfers

Hong-Cheu Lin*, Muthaiah Shellaiah, Mandapati V. Ramakrishnam Raju, Ashutosh Singh, Hsin-Chieh Lin, Kung-Hwa Wei

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Abstract

A novel platinum complex PtC with a tri-armed uracil hydrogen-bonded (H-bonded) unit was synthesized via a modular synthetic approach and characterized by 1H, 13C NMR and MALDI-TOF mass spectroscopies. Two H-bonded tetrads, PtC-(TPAD1)3 and PtC-(TPAD2)3, based on a metal core PtC complexed with two generations of triarylamine dendrimers, TPAD1 and TPAD2 (with electron-donating nature), were successfully constructed with improved organic solubility via a classical H-bonded self-assembly approach. Supramolecular H-bonding in solution and solid state was elucidated by 1H NMR titrations, IR spectral studies and time resolved photoluminescence (TRPL) measurements. The electron/energy transfers, as well as the self-assemblies of supramolecular tetrads, were established by UV-Vis and PL titrations and AFM morphological studies. Furthermore, metal complex core PtC showed selective sensitivity towards Ag+ ions through fluorescence turn-off responses without any interference from other common metal ions. The 1:1 binding stoichiometry and complexation mechanism between the probe and Ag+ ion was established by 1H NMR titration. Moreover, PL reversibility of PtC + Ag+ could be achieved on addition of PMDTA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17463-17476
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Volume2
Issue number41
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Nov 2014

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