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Luminescent chemosensors by using cyclometalated iridium(III) complexes and their applications

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Luminescent metal complexes have found increasing use in multiple areas of science and technology, including in chemosensing, light-emitting devices and photochemistry. In particular, the use of cyclometalated iridium(III) complexes as chemosensors has received increasing attention in the recent literature. Phosphorescent metal complexes enjoy a number of advantages (e.g., long-lived phosphorescence, high quantum efficiency and modular syntheses) that render them as suitable alternatives to organic dyes for sensing a variety of analytes. This review describes recent examples of cyclometalated iridium(III) complexes that act as luminescent chemosensors for cations, anions or small molecules.

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The article was received on 18 Sep 2016, accepted on 04 Nov 2016 and first published on 04 Nov 2016


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC04175B
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2017,8, 878-889
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    Luminescent chemosensors by using cyclometalated iridium(III) complexes and their applications

    D. Ma, S. Lin, W. Wang, C. Yang and C. Leung, Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 878
    DOI: 10.1039/C6SC04175B

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