PHOTOLUMINESCENT COMPLEXES

A bright future for photosensitizers

Luminescent metal complexes play key roles in lighting, solar energy conversion, and photocatalysis. Now, a robust zirconium complex with spectacular photophysical properties has been synthesized that could inspire the design of fundamentally new types of photoactive coordination compounds.

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Fig. 1: Luminophores based on earth-abundant metals featuring emission from ligand-to-metal charge transfer excited states.

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Wenger, O.S. A bright future for photosensitizers. Nat. Chem. 12, 323–324 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-020-0448-x

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