Luminescent, Enantiopure, Phenylatopyridine Iridium-Based Coordination Capsules

Oleg Chepelin, Jakub Ujma, Xiaohua Wu, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Mateusz B. Pitak, Simon J. Coles, Julien Michel, Anita C. Jones, Perdita E. Barran, Paul J. Lusby

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The first molecular capsule based on an [Ir(ppy)(2)](+) unit (ppy = 2-phenylatopyridine) has been prepared. Following development of a method to resolve rac-[(Ir(ppy)(2)Cl)(2)] into its enantiopure forms, homochiral Ir6L4 octahedra where obtained with the. tritopic 1,3,5-tricyanobenzene. Solution studies and X-ray diffraction show that-these capsules;encapsulate four of the six associated counteranions and that these can be exchanged for other anionic guests Initial photophysical studies have shown that an ensemble of weakly. coordinating ligands can lead to luminescence not present in comparable mononuclear systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19334-19337
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2012


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