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Functionalization of cyclometalated iridium(III) polypyridine complexes for the design of intracellular sensors, organelle-targeting imaging reagents, and metallodrugs

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Abstract

In the past decade, there has been increasing interest in the applications of cyclometalated iridium(III) polypyridine complexes in different areas. Since many of these complexes exhibit interesting photophysical properties, they have been utilized in the development of luminescent chemosensors, light-emitting devices, and photovoltaic cells. In addition, a number of organometallic iridium(III) polypyridine complexes have been applied in a range of biological studies. In this article, we summarize the applications of a selection of these complexes with a focus on intracellular sensors, organelle-targeting imaging reagents, and metallodrugs.

Graphical abstract: Functionalization of cyclometalated iridium(iii) polypyridine complexes for the design of intracellular sensors, organelle-targeting imaging reagents, and metallodrugs

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The article was received on 05 Jan 2015, accepted on 07 Apr 2015 and first published on 08 Apr 2015


Article type: Chemistry Frontiers
DOI: 10.1039/C5QI00002E
Citation: Inorg. Chem. Front., 2015,2, 510-524
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    Functionalization of cyclometalated iridium(III) polypyridine complexes for the design of intracellular sensors, organelle-targeting imaging reagents, and metallodrugs

    K. K. Lo and K. K. Tso, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2015, 2, 510
    DOI: 10.1039/C5QI00002E

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