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Pyrene-based metallocycles and metallocages: more than fluorophores

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Abstract

Attributed to their synthetic accessibility, unique structural and intriguing photophysical features, pyrene moieties have recently been introduced into supramolecular coordination complexes (SCCs) such as metallocycles and metallocages as either functional groups or key panels. The resultant pyrene-based SCCs displayed not only attractive emission properties but also impressive binding abilities towards diverse guests, endowing them with wide applications in sensing, host–guest chemistry, light harvesting etc. In this review, a comprehensive summary of pyrene-based metallocycles and metallocages is presented, and the emphasis will be on the intriguing photophysical features and unique host–guest chemistry that the pyrene moieties bring to the SCCs.

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Submitted
14 Jul 2020
Accepted
25 Aug 2020
First published
26 Aug 2020

Mater. Chem. Front., 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Review Article

Pyrene-based metallocycles and metallocages: more than fluorophores

X. Wang, Q. Ling, W. Wang and L. Xu, Mater. Chem. Front., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0QM00484G

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