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.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Molecular Biology
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Iridium(III) complex
- Metal ions