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Structural determination of a photochemically active diplatinum molecule by time-resolved EXAFS spectroscopy.
The strengthening of the Pt-Pt interaction is accompanied by a weakening of the ligand coordination bonds, resulting in an elongation of the platinum-ligand bond that is determined for the first time by time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Expand
Lighting the way to see inside the live cell with luminescent transition metal complexes
Abstract The application of luminescent metal complexes to cell imaging is a rapidly emerging area. This review discusses the background to the field, the advantages that such complexes may offerExpand
An alternative route to highly luminescent platinum(II) complexes: cyclometalation with N=C=N-coordinating dipyridylbenzene ligands.
The remarkable luminescence properties of the platinum(II) complex of 1,3-di(2-pyridyl)benzene, acting as a terdentate N=C=N-coordinating ligand cyclometalated at C2 of the benzene ring, have been investigated and the emission is attributed to an excited state of primarily (3)pi-pi character. Expand
EXAFS structural determination of the Pt 2 (P 2 O 5 H 2 ) 4 4- anion in solution
We present the first structural detn. of the Pt2(P2O5H2)44- anion in soln. by analyzing the extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectrum of the Pt LIII edge. The data could be fit with aExpand
Long-lived metal complexes open up microsecond lifetime imaging microscopy under multiphoton excitation: from FLIM to PLIM and beyond
Lifetime imaging microscopy with sub-micron resolution provides essential understanding of living systems by allowing both the visualisation of their structure, and the sensing of bio-relevantExpand
Controllable three-component luminescence from a 1,8-naphthalimide/Eu(III) complex: white light emission from a single molecule.
A macrocycle-appended naphthalimide derivative and its Eu(III) complex show triple luminescence from isolated naphthalimide (blue), aggregated naphthalimide excimers (green) and Eu centres (red) withExpand
Anthracene as a sensitiser for near-infrared luminescence in complexes of Nd(III), Er(III) and Yb(III): an unexpected sensitisation mechanism based on electron transfer.
The ligand L(1), which contains a chelating 2-(2-pyridyl)benzimidazole (PB) unit with a pendant anthacenyl group An connected via a methylene spacer, (L(1) = PB-An), was used to prepare theExpand
Time-Resolved Emission Imaging Microscopy Using Phosphorescent Metal Complexes: Taking FLIM and PLIM to New Lengths
Luminescent metal complexes are increasingly being investigated as emissive probes and sensors for cell imaging using what is traditionally termed fluorescence microscopy. The nature of the emissionExpand
Luminescent cyanometallates based on phenylpyridine-Ir(III) units: solvatochromism, metallochromism, and energy-transfer in Ir/Ln and Ir/Re complexes.
These effects are however modest because of (i) the presence of only two cyanide groups, and (ii) the fact that the lowest-energy excited state has a substantial (3)LC component and is therefore not purely charge-transfer in nature. Expand
Two-photon phosphorescence lifetime imaging of cells and tissues using a long-lived cyclometallated Npyridyl^Cphenyl^Npyridyl Pt(II) complex
Using a combination of multiphoton excitation, confocal scanning, TCSPC and beam blanking in conjunction with a cyclometallated Npyridyl^Cphenyl^Npyridyl Pt(II) complex (1) with a long luminescenceExpand