Luminescent metal complexes have attracted increasing attention in the literature over the last few decades. In particular, transition metal compounds have been widely studied for luminescent sensing applications in recent years due to their attractive photophysical properties. In this review, we first summarize the recent development of luminescent transition metal complexes as chemosensors for cations, anions, gas molecules and biomolecules in the years of 2010-2012. The second part of this review highlights the application of luminescent metal complexes for label-free DNA-based sensing.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry
- Transition metal complexes