Strongly phosphorescent palladium(II) complexes of tetradentate ligands with mixed oxygen, carbon, and nitrogen donor atoms: Photophysics, photochemistry, and applications

Pui Keong Chow, Chensheng Ma, Wai Pong To, Glenna So Ming Tong, Shiu Lun Lai, Steven C F Kui, Wai Ming Kwok, Chi Ming Che

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A healthy glow: A series of palladium(II) complexes with tetradentate O N C N ligands (see structure) exhibit intense green phosphorescence and long-lived excited states with emission quantum yields and lifetimes up to 22 % and 122-μs, respectively. The complexes show potential as novel functional materials, with promising results in a variety of applications, such as oxygen sensing, photocatalysis, and organic light-emitting diodes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11775-11779
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2013


  • organic light-emitting diodes
  • palladium
  • phosphorescence
  • photochemistry
  • tetradentate ligands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis

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