Luminescent metallogels of bis-cyclometalated alkynylgold(III) complexes

Ka Man Vonika AU, Nianyong ZHU, Vivian Wing-Wah YAM

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A series of luminescent bis-cyclometalated alkynylgold(III) complexes have been synthesized and characterized. Some of the complexes have been demonstrated to exhibit gelation properties driven by π-π stacking and hydrophobic-hydrophobic interactions. The gelation properties have been investigated in detail through variable-temperature UV-vis absorption and emission studies, and the morphology of the gels has also been characterized by scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Copyright © 2012 American Chemical Society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)558-567
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number2
Early online date09 Jul 2012
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2013


Au, V. K.-M., Zhu, N., & Yam, V. W.-W. (2013). Luminescent metallogels of bis-cyclometalated alkynylgold(III) complexes. Inorganic Chemistry, 52(2), 558–567. doi: 10.1021/ic3007519


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