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Special Issue "Fluorescent Complexes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2020.
Interests: chirality in coordination compounds; molecular magnetism; supramolecular chemistry; fluorescent complexes; X-ray diffraction
Fluorescence spectrometry is a fast, simple and inexpensive method for sample detection and quantification based on enhancement/quenching of its fluorescent intensity. Sensitivity, specificity, wide concentration range and accurate results are remarkable advantages of fluorescence-based methods. There are numerous organic fluorophores available, but most of them, as is the case of fluorescein and rhodamine, have fluorescence lifetimes of less than 10 nanoseconds. The discovery of metal complexes with long lifetimes as well as a high chemical and photochemical stability under physiological conditions has attracted a lot of attention to investigate their light emission properties. Since the source of complexes fluorescence is the metal-to-ligand charge-transfer state, a careful selection of metals and ligands can give rise to complexes with favourable light emission properties. Specific applications in analytical, biological and medical research boost investigation on the development of new metal complexes-based probes.
We invite researchers to contribute to this Special Issue on fluorescent complexes, which is intended to serve as a unique multidisciplinary forum covering the current progress in the synthesis, characterization, emission properties and applications of fluorescent complexes.
The potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Synthesis and single crystal X-ray determination of new fluorescent complexes
- X-ray determination and fluorescence emission properties of metal complexes
- Exploitation of the remarkable properties of metal complexes in various existent and emerging applications
- Structure- light emission properties relationship of new metal complexes based probes
- Applications in analytical, biological and medical research of new metal complexes based probes
Prof. Dr. Jesús Sanmartín-Matalobos
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- Single crystal X-ray
- Metal complexes
- Fluorescence properties
- Complex probes
- Long lifetime probes