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Recent progress in metal–organic complexes for optoelectronic applications

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The design and characterization of metal–organic complexes for optoelectronic applications is an active area of research. The metal–organic complex offers unique optical and electronic properties arising from the interplay between the inorganic metal and the organic ligand. The ability to modify chemical structure through control over metal–ligand interaction on a molecular level could directly impact the properties of the complex. When deposited in thin film form, this class of materials enable the fabrication of a wide variety of low-cost electronic and optoelectronic devices. These include light emitting diodes, solar cells, photodetectors, field-effect transistors as well as chemical and biological sensors. Here we present an overview of recent development in metal–organic complexes with controlled molecular structures and tunable properties. Advances in extending the control of molecular structures to solid materials for energy conversion and information technology applications will be highlighted.

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The article was received on 07 Dec 2013 and first published on 17 Feb 2014


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60449G
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014,43, 3259-3302
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    Recent progress in metal–organic complexes for optoelectronic applications

    H. Xu, R. Chen, Q. Sun, W. Lai, Q. Su, W. Huang and X. Liu, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 3259
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60449G

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