Novel Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes (POSS) decorated with terpyridine moieties were synthetized in a one-pot procedure via Heck coupling reaction in order to study the formation of 3D supramolecular structure. The self-assembly between these nano-caged building blocks and two different metal ions (Zn2+, Fe2+) was investigated via 1H NMR as well as absorption and emission spectroscopy. Octa-fuctionalized POSS displayed interesting photophysical properties. Moreover, under selected conditions, they form stable gels at room temperature and it can be easily shaped in form of films presenting potential applications in nanotechnology.
|Specialist publication||Chemistry: A European Journal|
|Publication status||Submitted - 8 Jan 2017|