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Panagiotis Papanikolaou, Pericles D. Akrivos, Agnieszka Czapik, Barbara Wicher, Maria Gdaniec and Nikolai Tkachenko Homoleptic Bis(aryl)acenaphthenequinonediimine–CuI Complexes – Synthesis and Characterization of a Family of Compounds with Improved Light-Gathering Characteristics European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2013

Article first published online: 6 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201201507

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Bis(aryl)acenaphthenequinonediimine (Ar-BIAN) ligands form complexes with CuI that absorb in the visible and near-infrared (NIR) regions. The ligand substituents have a profound effect on the energy and intensity of the metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) absorption. Despite the redox activity of the ligands, neither the copper center nor the ligands change oxidation state after complexation.

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