Fine-Tuning Electronic Properties of Luminescent Pt(II) Complexes via Vertex-Differentiated Coordination of Sterically Invariant Carborane-Based Ligands

We report the synthesis of two isomeric Pt(II) complexes ligated by doubly deprotonated 1,1′-bis(o-carborane) (bc). This work provides a potential route to fine-tune the electronic properties of luminescent metal complexes by virtue of vertex-differentiated coordination chemistry of carborane-based ligands.