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Thiophene and benzothiophene ligands containing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) moieties were used to synthesize five and six-membered Pt(II) metallacycles. Ligand scaffolding was synthesized using two methods. The five-membered metallacycles were produced using a coupling reaction, utilizing Cu2O as the inorganic catalyst. The six-membered metallacycles were synthesized using a nucleophilic substitution reaction. The ligands were then metalated using chelate-assisted C-H activation. The synthesis, characterization, and photophysical properties of these NHC-functionalized, cyclometalated products are reported.
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Mastrocinque, Francesco, "Synthesis, Characterization, and Photophysical Properties of Cyclometalated N-Heterocyclic Carbene Platinum(II) Complexes" (2018). Senior Projects Spring 2018. 57.