Temperature-Dependent Fluorescence of Cu5 Metal Clusters: A Molecular Thermometer (pages 9662–9665)
Prof. Daniele Cauzzi, Dr. Roberto Pattacini, Dr. Massimiliano Delferro, Dr. Francesca Dini, Prof. Corrado Di Natale, Prof. Roberto Paolesse, Dr. Sara Bonacchi, Dr. Marco Montalti, Dr. Nelsi Zaccheroni, Dr. Matteo Calvaresi, Prof. Francesco Zerbetto and Prof. Luca Prodi
Version of Record online: 15 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201204052
The heat is on: A Cu5 metal cluster presents distinctive photophysical properties that result in a temperature-dependent fluorescent quantum yield and excited-state lifetime between −45 and +80 °C, both in solution and as a solid. Unprecedented accuracy in temperature determination by fluorescence measurements was achieved with this complex, thus making it suitable for applications in, for example, biology and (nano)materials research.