Strongly luminescent gold(III) complexes with long-lived excited states: High emission quantum yields, energy up-conversion, and nonlinear optical properties

Wai Pong To, Kaai Tung Chan, Glenna So Ming Tong, Chensheng Ma, Wai Ming Kwok, Xiangguo Guan, Kam Hung Low, Chi Ming Che

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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 lifetimes up to 58 % and 305 μs, respectively. These complexes can sensitize energy up-conversion of 9,10-diphenylanthracene (DPA; see picture) and display rich two-photon absorption properties (TPA; TTA=triplet-triplet annihilation).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6648-6652
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2013


  • energy up-conversion
  • gold
  • luminescence
  • photochemistry
  • two-photon absorption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis

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