A luminescent hydrogel based on a new Au(I) complex

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The reaction of the water soluble phosphine 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (PTA) with [Au(C C-C5H4N)](n) yields the highly luminescent water soluble [(PTA)Au(4-pyridylethynyl)] complex. A detailed analysis of the compound shows the formation of gel structure giving rise to very long fibers, being the first example reported with such a simple structure.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)72-74
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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