Photoluminescent materials based on PMMA and a highly-emissive octahedral molybdenum metal cluster complex

Olga A. Efremova, Konstantin A. Brylev, Yuri A. Vorotnikov, Lucie Vejsadová, Michael A. Shestopalov, Gwen F. Chimonides, Petr Mikes, Paul D. Topham, Sung Jin Kim, Noboru Kitamura, Andrew J. Sutherland

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Abstract

Materials that combine photoluminescence, optical transparency and facile processability are of high importance in many applications. This article reports on the development of photoluminescent poly(methyl methacrylate) materials based on novel highly emissive anionic molybdenum cluster complex [{Mo6I8}(OTs)6]2- (where OTs- is the p-toluenesulfonate ion). The materials were obtained by both solution and bulk copolymerisation of methyl methacrylate and (dMDAEMA)2[{Mo6I8}(OTs)6], where dMDAEMA+ is the polymerisable cation [2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl]dimethyl-dodecylammonium. Evaluation of the resultant hybrid materials showed that one could combine the excellent photoluminescent properties of the cluster complex with the transparency and processability of PMMA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-503
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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