Electrochemistry and spectroelectrochemistry of tert-butylcalix[4]arene bridged bis double-decker lutetium(111) phthalocyanine, Lu2Pc4 and dimeric lutetium(III) phthalocyanine, Lu2Pc2(OAc)(2)

KOCA A., Ceyhan T., Erbil M. K., Oezkaya A. R., Bekaroglu O.

CHEMICAL PHYSICS, vol.340, pp.283-292, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 340
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.chemphys.2007.09.005
  • Journal Name: CHEMICAL PHYSICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.283-292
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In this study, electrochemical, electrochromic and spectroelectrochemical properties of a tert-butylcalix[4]arene bridged bis doubledecker lutetium(III) phthalocyanine (Lu2Pc4 2) were investigated explicitly as compared with a tert-butylcalix[4]arene bridged dimeric lutetium(III) phthalocyanine [Lu2Pc2(OAc)(2) 1]. Distinctive differences between electrochemical and electrochromic properties of 1 and 2 were detected. Moreover, the properties of 1 and 2 were compared with previously reported S-4(CH2)(4) bridged Lu2Pc2(OAC)(2) and Lu2Pc4. The calixarene bridged phthalocyanine (Pc) compounds, 1 and 2 showed well-defined clectrochromic behaviour with green-blue and blue-purple colour transitions. The enhanced electrochromic properties of 2, as compared to 1, were attributed to its double-decker structure, probably allowing the formation of suitable ion channels for the counter ion movement in the solid film. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.