The HeI/HeII photoelectron spectra of substituted fluorenes (2-aminofluorene, 2,7-dibromofluorene, 2-acetylfluorene and 9-trimethylsilylfluorene) are reported for the first time. We have observed significant changes in the '-electronic structure of the title molecules upon substitution at 2-, 7- and 9-positions and interpreted them within the theoretical framework of resonance and inductive effects. The substituents attached to fluorene at these positions govern the photophysical behaviour and properties of polymetallaynes which contain fluorene moiety. The mediated properties include the size of the polymer bandgap, various nonlinear optical properties, the intensity and lifetime of luminescence processes etc. Our spectral results provide some detailed explanations of substituent influences in the form of e.g. orbital ionization energies which can be further related to charge-transfer processes present in these metallo-organic polymers.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|