Exceptionally long-lived luminescence from [Cu(I)(isocyanide) 2(phen)] + complexes in nanoporous crystals enables remarkable oxygen gas sensing

Conor S. Smith, Kent R Mann

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Abstract

We report crystalline mixed-ligand copper complexes with phenanthroline and isocyanides with almost millesecond emission lifetimes that are efficient dioxygen sensors. The oxygen sensitivity of the prototype ([Cu(CN-xylyl) 2(dmp)]tfpb, dmp = 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline; CN-xylyl = 2,6-dimethylphenylisocyanide; tfpb = tetrakis(bis-3,5- trifluoromethylphenylborate) is 38 times better than that of [Ru(phen) 3]tfpb 2 (phen = 1,10-phenanthroline).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8786-8789
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume134
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - May 30 2012

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