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

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Abstract

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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Submitted
18 Sep 2016
Accepted
04 Nov 2016
First published
04 Nov 2016

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2017,8, 878-889
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Perspective

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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