Luminescent supramolecular assemblies

Ka Man Vonika AU, Michael Ho-Yeung CHAN, Vivian Wing-Wah YAM

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There has been a continuous interest in the study of transition metal complexes. In particular, the variation in coordination modes and geometries of d⁸ and d¹⁰ metal centers have allowed the formation of supramolecular assemblies with different structures and topologies through the interplay of coordination bonds, non-covalent metal−metal interactions and other intra-/intermolecular interactions, which is in sharp contrast to octahedral d⁶ metal complex systems. Not only are metal complexes of d⁸ and d¹⁰ transition metal centers luminescent, many of their supramolecular assemblies are luminescent in nature due to the availability of different excited states; some of which could be modified by metal–metal interactions. The present chapter will give an overview on the luminescent supramolecular assemblies based on d⁸ metal centers including platinum(II), palladium(II), rhodium(I) and gold(III), and d¹⁰ metal centers including gold(I), silver(I) and copper(I), that were reported after 2013. The discussion will begin with luminescent supramolecular assemblies based on platinum group metals with d⁸ electronic configuration, followed by an overview of the luminescent assemblies based on d¹⁰ coinage metal centers. Copyright © 2023 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive inorganic chemistry III
Place of PublicationUSA
EditionThird Edition
ISBN (Print)9780128231531
Publication statusPublished - 2023


Au, V. K.-M., Chan, M. H.-Y., & Yam, V. W.-W. (2023). Luminescent supramolecular assemblies. In Comprehensive inorganic chemistry III (3rd ed., pp. 574-627). USA: Elsevier.


  • Copper(I)
  • Gold(I)
  • Gold(III)
  • Luminescence
  • Metal−metal interactions
  • Non-covalent interactions
  • Palladium(II)
  • Photochemistry
  • Platinum(II)
  • Rhodium(I)
  • Silver(I)
  • Supramolecular assembly


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