Kam-Hung Low

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Chiral dirhodium carboxylate complexes ([Rh(2)(S-PTAD)(4)] or [Rh(2)(S-PTTL)(4)]) efficiently catalyze asymmetric three-component coupling reactions of α-diazophosphonates, anilines, and electron-deficient aldehydes to give α-amino-β-hydroxyphosphonates. The high level of enantiocontrol provides evidence for the intermediacy of metal-bound ammonium ylide in(More)
Insoluble CuMePc nanocrystals were incorporated into P3HT:PCBM bulk heterojunction photovoltaic cells to increase the carrier mobility and photon harvesting. The P1C1-based (weight ratio of P3HT: CuMePc = 1:1) OPV cell exhibited the best photovoltaic performance with a J(SC) of 16.3 mA cm(-2), V(OC) of 0.58 V, FF of 0.56 and PCE of 5.3%.
Organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells using metal(II) (Pt, Pd, Cu, and Ni) chelates of 8-hydroxyquinoline (Hq) or 5,7-dimethyl-8-hydroxy-quinoline (HMe(2)q) as an electron donor were fabricated by vacuum deposition. The bis(5,7-dimethyl-8-hydroxyquinolinato)platinum(II) [Pt(Me(2) q)(2)]-based OPVs showed the best performance with an open voltage (V(OC)) of 0.42(More)
An unprecedented 2-D Cu-S network is constructed by self-assembly coordination between Cu(I) and 4-hydroxythiophenol and its structure was determined by using powder X-ray diffraction data. The self-assembled coordination network displays ionic behavior with a bulk electrical conductivity value of 120 S cm(-1).
A series of [(R'-C^N^C-R'')Pt(L)] complexes with doubly deprotonated cyclometalated R'-C^N^C-R'' ligands (R'-C^N^C-R''=2,6-diphenylpyridine derivatives) functionalized with carbazole, fluorene, or thiophene unit(s) have been synthesized and their photophysical properties studied. The X-ray crystal structures reveal extensive intermolecular π···π and C-H···π(More)
A series of platinum(II) complexes bearing tridentate cyclometalated C^N^N (C^N^N=6-phenyl-2,2'-bipyridine and π-extended R-C^N^N=3-[6'-(naphthalen-2''-yl)pyridin-2'-yl]isoquinoline) ligands with fluorene units have been synthesised and their photophysical properties have been studied. The fluorene units are incorporated into the cyclometalated ligands by a(More)
A series of main-chain poly(amide-triazole)s were prepared by copper(I)-catalyzed alkyne-azide AABB-type copolymerizatons between five structurally similar diacetylenes 1-5 with the same diazide 6. The acetylene units in monomers 1-5 possessed different degrees of conformational flexibility due to the different number of intramolecular hydrogen bonds built(More)
The bright white lights: A series of highly robust platinum(II) complexes supported by tetradentate O N C N ligands with high emission quantum yields (0.72-0.93) and high T(d) (>400 °C) have been synthesized. Among the complexes, that shown in the figure has strong excimer emission attributed to the monomer triplet excited state with a localized structure.(More)
Two classes of cationic palladium(II) acetylide complexes containing pincer-type ligands, 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine (terpy) and 2,6-bis(1-butylimidazol-2-ylidenyl)pyridine (C^N^C), were prepared and structurally characterized. Replacing terpy with the strongly σ-donating C^N^C ligand with two N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) units results in the PdII acetylide(More)
Strongly Luminescent Gold(III) Complexes with Long-Lived Excited States: High Emission Quantum Yields, Energy Up-Conversion, and Nonlinear Optical Properties Photochemistry : A series of emissive gold(III) complexes with fluorene-containing cyclometalating ligands exhibits strong phosphorescence and long-lived excited states with emission quantum yields and(More)