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Issue 1, 2013
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A luminescent hydrogel based on a new Au(I) complex

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The reaction of the water soluble phosphine 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (PTA) with [Au(C[triple bond, length as m-dash]C–C5H4N)]n yields the highly luminescent water soluble [(PTA)Au(4-pyridylethynyl)] complex. A detailed analysis of the compound shows the formation of gel structure giving rise to very long fibers, being the first example reported with such a simple structure.

Graphical abstract: A luminescent hydrogel based on a new Au(i) complex

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The article was received on 04 Oct 2012, accepted on 01 Nov 2012 and first published on 02 Nov 2012

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37262B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 72-74
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    A luminescent hydrogel based on a new Au(I) complex

    R. Gavara, J. Llorca, J. C. Lima and L. Rodríguez, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 72
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37262B

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