ABSTRACT: Two platinum(II) terpyridyl-based metallo-supramolecular triblock copolymers, [ClPt(tpy)PEO-PPO-PEO(tpy)PtCl](OTf)(2) (1) and [(Ph-C≡C)Pt(tpy)PEO-PPO-PEO(tpy)Pt(C≡C-Ph)](OTf)(2) (2), have been synthesized and characterized. The two complexes were found to aggregate with PtPt and/or π-π interactions at high temperature, which have not been reported so far, as revealed by UV/Vis absorption, emission and (1)H NMR study. This is due to the formation of spherical micelles driven by the PEO-PPO-PEO copolymers at temperatures above the critical micelle temperature, which was confirmed by TEM and DLS. The red-near-infrared (NIR) emission of the complexes can be switched on and off by at least ten cycles of heating and cooling, suggesting that the micellization was highly reversible.
Dalton Transactions 08/2011; 40(45):12228-34. · 3.84 Impact Factor