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Intensely luminescent gold(I) phosphinopyridyl clusters: visualization of unsupported aurophilic interactions in solution

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Abstract

Gold(I) phosphinopyridyl clusters [Au9(PNC)6](BF4)3 (1) and [Au11(PNC)6(PPh3)2](BF4)5 (2) (PNC = 2-diphenylphosphinopyridyl monoion) are assembled. In contrast to the green luminescence of 1, 2 is brightly orange emissive in CH2Cl2, which shows the presence of unsupported AuI–AuI interactions in solution. Besides, 1 and 2 can selectively light up the mitochondria of living cells.

Graphical abstract: Intensely luminescent gold(i) phosphinopyridyl clusters: visualization of unsupported aurophilic interactions in solution

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The article was received on 05 Sep 2017, accepted on 12 Sep 2017 and first published on 12 Sep 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC06944H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
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    Intensely luminescent gold(I) phosphinopyridyl clusters: visualization of unsupported aurophilic interactions in solution

    Z. Lei, J. Zhang, Z. Guan and Q. Wang, Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC06944H

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