Platinum trimethyl bipyridyl thiolates - New, tunable, red- to near IR emitting luminophores for bioimaging applications

Harriet L. Steel, Sarah L. Allinson, Jane Andre, Michael P. Coogan, James A. Platts

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Synthetic, spectroscopic, computational and biological imaging studies of platinum trimethyl bipyridyl thiolate complexes of the general formula [PtMe3(bpy)SR] reveal these to be easily accessed, tunable bioimaging agents which feature an unusual σ-π∗ Inter-Ligand Charge Transfer (ILCT) transition, and in some cases emit into the Near infra-red (NIR).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11441-11444
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number57
Early online date16 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes


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