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Novel aminoalkyl tris-cyclometalated iridium complexes as cellular stains

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Abstract

Herein we report the synthesis and investigation of the properties of two tris-cyclometalated luminescent iridium complexes. These complexes are the simple derivatives of fac-[Ir(ppy)3] bearing amino alkyl groups on one of the phenylpyridine rings. The complexes are highly emissive and exhibit structured emission peaks in aqueous solution while having only broad unstructured emission in organic solvents. The complexes have been shown to be taken up by NIH-3T3 and PC3 cells, where they localize in the lysosomes and remain emissive with lifetimes in the microsecond domain.

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The article was received on 13 Jul 2016, accepted on 27 Sep 2016 and first published on 30 Sep 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT02776H
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Citation: Dalton Trans., 2016,45, 17420-17430
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    Novel aminoalkyl tris-cyclometalated iridium complexes as cellular stains

    A. Sansee, S. Meksawangwong, K. Chainok, K. J. Franz, M. Gál, L.-O. Pålsson, W. Puniyan, R. Traiphol, R. Pal and F. Kielar, Dalton Trans., 2016, 45, 17420
    DOI: 10.1039/C6DT02776H

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