Hydroxyl and amino functionalized cyclometalated Ir(III) complexes: Synthesis, characterization and cytotoxicity studies

Zhaozhen Wu, Juanjuan Mu, Qiong Wang, Xing Chen, Lasse Jensen, Changqing Yi, Mei Jin Li

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A series of Ir(III) complexes (ɤN)2Ir(N N) (N N are 4,4′-dihydroxy-2,2′-bipyridine and 4,4′-diamino-2,2′-bipyridine, and ɤN are phenylpyridine, benzo[h]quinolone, and 2-phenylquinoline) were synthesized and characterized. Two of the complexes were structurally characterized via X-ray crystallography. The photophysical and photochemical properties of these complexes were studied. Preliminary studies of their applications on pH sensing, and cell imaging were also performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-182
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
StatePublished - Jun 12 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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