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Inorganics 2015, 3(1), 27-39; doi:10.3390/inorganics3010027

[AuHg(o-C6H4PPh2)2I]: A Dinuclear Heterometallic Blue Emitter

Departamento de Química, Universidad de La Rioja. Centro de Investigación en Síntesis Química (CISQ), Complejo Científico-Tecnológico, 26004-Logroño, Spain
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Academic Editors: Antonio Laguna and Ahmed A. Mohamed
Received: 15 December 2014 / Accepted: 3 February 2015 / Published: 11 February 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Frontiers in Gold Chemistry)
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The heteronuclear AuI/HgII complex [AuHg(o-C6H4PPh2)2I] (1) was prepared by reacting of [Hg(2-C6H4PPh2)2] with [Au(tht)2]ClO4 (1:1) and NaI in excess. The heterometallic compound 1 has been structurally characterized and shows an unusual blue luminescent emission in the solid state. Theoretical calculations suggest that that the origin of the emission arises from the iodide ligand arriving at metal-based orbitals in a Ligand to Metal-Metal Charge Transfer transition. View Full-Text
Keywords: gold; mercury; metal-metal interactions; theoretical calculations; luminescence gold; mercury; metal-metal interactions; theoretical calculations; luminescence
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López-de-Luzuriaga, J.M.; Monge, M.; Olmos, M.E.; Pascual, D. [AuHg(o-C6H4PPh2)2I]: A Dinuclear Heterometallic Blue Emitter. Inorganics 2015, 3, 27-39.

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