The effect of gold(i) coordination on the dual fluorescence of 4-(dimethylamino)pyridine

  1. López-De-Luzuriaga, J.M. 1
  2. Manso, E. 1
  3. Monge, M. 1
  4. Olmos, M.E. 1
  5. Rodríguez-Castillo, M. 1
  6. Sampedro, D. 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España


Dalton Transactions

ISSN: 1477-9226

Year of publication: 2015

Volume: 44

Issue: 24

Pages: 11029-11039

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1039/C5DT00584A SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84934894840 WoS: WOS:000356056900019 GOOGLE SCHOLAR

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  • Year 2015
  • Journal Impact Factor: 4.177
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 3.633
  • Article influence score: 0.8
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  • Area: CHEMISTRY, INORGANIC & NUCLEAR Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 10/46 (Ranking edition: SCIE)

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  • SJR Journal Impact: 1.302
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The reactions of 4(dimethylamino)pyridine (DMAP) with the gold(i) precursors [AuR(tht)] (R = C<inf>6</inf>F<inf>5</inf>, C<inf>6</inf>Cl<inf>2</inf>F<inf>3</inf> or C<inf>6</inf>Cl<inf>5</inf>; tht = tetrahydrothiophene) lead to complexes [AuR(DMAP)] (R = C<inf>6</inf>F<inf>5</inf> (1), C<inf>6</inf>Cl<inf>2</inf>F<inf>3</inf> (2) or C<inf>6</inf>Cl<inf>5</inf> (3)). X-ray diffraction studies of the complexes reveal the presence of discrete molecules in which aurophilic contacts are absent, with π-stacking (1) or hydrogen bond (2) interactions being responsible for the supramolecular arrangements found in the solid state. All complexes display fluorescence in solution in solvents of different polarities such as toluene, chloroform or acetonitrile. In all cases the emission energy is similar to the low-energy Twisted Intramolecular Charge Transfer (TICT) emission of free DMAP. TDDFT calculations confirm that the fluorescence of complexes 1-3 arises from the ICT excited state of bonded DMAP in which a 90°distortion of the pyridine ring and -NMe<inf>2</inf> planes is observed. Model calculations based on experimental parameters show a higher degree of polarization of DMAP upon coordination to Au(i) organometallic fragments. This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry.