Synthesis, characterization, and lighting applications of group 11 metallopolymers with tunable phosphorescence
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This thesis with it 66 pp., 3 tables, 26 Figures and references is a study of group 11 monovalent metallopolymers. Three major chapters that involve synthetic strategies to obtain and enhance the phosphorescence of luminescent metallopolymer have been investigated. The first chapter includes an introduction to photoluminescence, luminescent group 11 monovalent complexes, metallopolymers and their application as light emitting diodes. The second chapter includes the photophysical properties of the gold (I) metallopolymers, which have been investigated and found to exhibit Au-centered tunable phosphorescence. The third chapter includes the photophysical properties of the silver (I) and copper(I) metallopolymer, which have been investigated as less-expensive alternatives to Au(I) analogues and found to exhibit metal-centered phosphorescence. The spectroscopic and materials properties of all metallopolymers are compared and contrasted versus the metal ion, ligands in the metal precursor.