An unusual highly emissive water-soluble iridium lissamine-alanine complex and its use in a molecular logic gate

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The interaction of iridium(iii) with a new lissamine rhodamine B sulfonyl derivative, bearing alanine as a building block, (1) with an orange emission in water results in a green highly emissive Ir@1 complex at room temperature. The new Ir@1 complex can sense the toxic Hg2+ metal ion and cysteine. Based on such properties, a new sophisticated molecular logic gate with three inputs was designed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1254-1258
Number of pages5
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016



  • Amino acids
  • Iridium
  • Iridium compounds
  • Logic gates
  • Mercury (metal)
  • Metal ions
  • Reconfigurable hardware

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