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A family of luminescent coordination compounds: iridium(III) polyimine complexes

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Abstract

30 years of IrIII coordination chemistry with polyimine-type ligands are summarized. Over the years, milder reaction conditions have been used for their synthesis, allowing the incorporation of various functional substituents. Complexes are described with bidentate and terdentate ligands, with both N- and C-donor sites. All complexes are luminescent, with predominantly charge-transfer or ligand-centred emissive states depending on the charge density donated from the ligands to the metal. IrIII excited state lifetimes range from nanoseconds to microseconds. A wide range of properties are obtained: [IrN6]3+ complexes are strong photooxidants while tris-cyclometallated [IrN3C3] complexes are strong photoreductants.

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The article was received on 15 Jun 2000 and first published on 28 Sep 2000


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B000704H
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2000,29, 385-391
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    A family of luminescent coordination compounds: iridium(III) polyimine complexes

    I. M. Dixon, J. Collin, J. Sauvage, L. Flamigni, S. Encinas and F. Barigelletti, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2000, 29, 385
    DOI: 10.1039/B000704H

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