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Phosphorescent Emitters from Natural Products: Cinchonine-Derived Iridium(III) Complexes

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posted on 25.04.2011, 00:00 by Wenhua Zhang, Jianjin Hu, David J. Young, T. S. Andy Hor
The natural product cinchonine is readily converted into novel cyclometalating and coordinating ligands that can be used to prepare phosphorescent Ir(III) complexes. These phosphorescent emitters are very soluble in organic solvents and exhibit relatively high quantum efficiencies.