Luminescent complexes made from chelating isocyanide ligands and earth-abundant metals
In this invited frontier article, recently discovered d6 and d10 complexes with long-lived metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) excited states are highlighted. Chelating diisocyanide ligands give access to emissive Mo(0) and Cr(0) complexes with d6 electron configuration exhibiting photophysical properties similar to those of Ru(II) polypyridines or cyclometalated Ir(III) complexes. With Ni(0), these ligands yield luminescent tetrahedral d10 complexes similar to isoelectronic Cu(I) bis(diimine) compounds.
- This article is part of the themed collection: 2017 Frontier and Perspective articles