Luminescent Cyclometalated Gold(III) Alkyl Complexes: Photophysical and Photochemical Properties
datasetposted on 2017-04-13, 00:00 authored by Wai-Pong To, Glenna So Ming Tong, Chi-Wah Cheung, Chen Yang, Dongling Zhou, Chi-Ming Che
A series of luminescent cyclometalated gold(III) complexes having alkyls as auxiliary ligands has been prepared. The alkyl ligand was found to effectively increase the emission quantum yields and lifetimes of luminescent cyclometalated gold(III) complexes by circumventing the population of LLCT excited states that are found in complexes supported by arylacetylide ligands. These gold(III) alkyl complexes exhibit emission quantum yields and lifetimes of up to 0.40 and 180 μs, respectively, in solution at room temperature. The triplet emission color of these complexes is tunable from yellow to sky blue by modifying the cyclometalating ligand.