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Keywords:

  • aurophilicity;
  • excited states;
  • gold cluster;
  • phosphorescence;
  • white light emission
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White light: [{Au(L)}3] (L=3-(2-thienyl)pyrazolate) gives dual emission, one from an organic chromophore the other from aurophilic stacking interactions. The resulting blue–green and orange–red emissions can be tuned to approach white-light by modulating the aggregation behavior of the cluster.