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

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.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/c5tc03204k
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Mathematics
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR)
Additional Information: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chemistry(all),Materials Chemistry
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2016-01-21
Published Online Date: 2015-12-14
Accepted Date: 2015-12-11
Submitted Date: 2015-10-06
Authors: Efremova, Olga A.
Brylev, Konstantin A.
Vorotnikov, Yuri A.
Vejsadová, Lucie
Shestopalov, Michael A.
Chimonides, Gwen F.
Mikes, Petr
Topham, Paul D. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4152-6976)
Kim, Sung-Jin
Kitamura, Noboru
Sutherland, Andrew J. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-3651-1809)

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