Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 23, 2012
Previous Article Next Article

Lanthanide complexes as chiral probes exploiting circularly polarized luminescence

Author affiliations

Abstract

Optical probes that provide information about local chirality have been developed based on changes to the circular polarisation of emitted light. Highly emissive complexes of lanthanide ions are ideally suited for CPL spectroscopy and the design criteria for developing such probes are defined, based on a rigorous stereochemical analysis. The perturbation of a dynamically racemic complex may occur either by a change in complex constitution or by non-covalent association. With complexes of enantiopure ligands, perturbation may involve either dynamic helicity inversion or a reversible change in the lanthanide coordination environment.

Graphical abstract: Lanthanide complexes as chiral probes exploiting circularly polarized luminescence

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 04 Jul 2012 and first published on 15 Aug 2012


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35242G
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 7673-7686
  •   Request permissions

    Lanthanide complexes as chiral probes exploiting circularly polarized luminescence

    R. Carr, N. H. Evans and D. Parker, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 7673
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35242G

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements