|dc.description.abstract||The syntheses, structures and electronic properties of a new class of
polythioethers with conjugated backbones and their transition metal complexes
are reported. Hexakis(phenylthio)-1,5-hexadien-3-yne and hexakis(isopropylthio)-
1,5-hexadien-3-yne have been synthesized and their molecular structures
determined by X-ray crystallography. These compounds exhibited
photoluminescence in the solid state. The self-assembly of coordination networks
from reactions of these ligands with silver(I) salts is described. These
coordination polymers exhibited photoluminescence in the solid state and were
characterized by X-ray analysis. The electrochemical properties of these ligands
and their silver(I) coordination polymers were studied by cyclic voltammetry.
and hexakis(phenylthio)-1,3-butadiene have been prepared and their molecular
structures determined by X-ray crystallography. The self-assembly of the
coordination polymer from the reaction of octakis(methylthio)-1,3,5-hexatriene
with silver(I) nitrate is described.
Polythioethers with these conjugated backbones described react as bisbidentate
ligands with palladium(II) to yield dinuclear palladium complexes.
Mononuclear palladium(II) and platinum(II) complexes of such ligands have also
been prepared. The structures of these mononuclear and bimetallic complexes
were determined by X-ray analysis. The synthesis and crystal structure of the
dinuclear ruthenium(II) complex of octakis(methylthio)-1,3,5-hexatriene is also