Iridium(III)-based chemosensors for the detection of metal ions

Edmond Dik Lung MA*, Suk Yu Wong, Tian Shu Kang, Hing Pan Ng, Simon Q B HAN, Chung Hang Leung

*Corresponding author for this work

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In recent years, transition metal complexes with their prominent photophysical properties have emerged as versatile chemosensors to probe different target analytes, including metal ions. By incorporating specific metal ion receptors, various iridium(III) complex-based cation sensors have been developed using different mechanisms. In this review, we survey examples of iridium(III) complex-based metal ion chemosensors that have been reported in the literature. Their design, mechanism and outlook will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-17
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2019

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Chemosensors
  • Iridium(III) complex
  • Metal ions


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