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Issue 46, 2011
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Luminescent cyclometalated gold(III) complexes

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Many luminescent gold(I) compounds are known, but in the vast majority of gold(III) complexes reported until recently, room temperature emission in fluid solution does not occur. As for other d8 and d6 metals, the key to obtaining gold(III) compounds with favorable luminescence properties seems to be the use of cyclometalating ligands that ensure very strong ligand fields. Recent progress in this emerging research field is discussed, and where appropriate, comparison to isoelectronic platinum(II) complexes and their photophysical properties is made.

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The article was received on 12 Apr 2011, accepted on 03 May 2011 and first published on 24 Jun 2011

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10636H
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2011,40, 12409-12420

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    Luminescent cyclometalated gold(III) complexes

    C. Bronner and O. S. Wenger, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 12409
    DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10636H

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