A simple approach to room temperature phosphorescent allenylidene complexes

Florian Kessler, Basile F E Curchod, Ivano Tavernelli, Ursula Rothlisberger, Rosario Scopelliti, Davide Di Censo, Michael Grätzel, Md Khaja Nazeeruddin*, Etienne Baranoff

*Corresponding author for this work

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A warm (blue) glow: A stable bis-cyclometalated iridium(III) allenylidene complex is prepared from a bis-cyclometalated iridium(III) complex (see scheme). This strategy gives the first allenylidene complex that is phosphorescent at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8030-8033
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2012


  • alkynyl complexes
  • allenylidene complexes
  • carbenes
  • cumulenes
  • phosphorescent iridium complexes


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