Beyond catalysis: N-heterocyclic carbene complexes as components for medicinal, luminescent, and functional materials applications

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Title: Beyond catalysis: N-heterocyclic carbene complexes as components for medicinal, luminescent, and functional materials applications
Authors: Mercs, Laszlo
Albrecht, Martin
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3736
Date: 2010
Abstract: This tutorial review compiles the advances that have been achieved in using transition metal complexes containing N-heterocyclic carbene ligands as components for materials. Applications of metal carbene complexes in fields different from catalysis are remarkably scarce. During the last few years, promising results have been accomplished in particular by utilizing such complexes as antimicrobial and cytotoxic agents, as photoactive sites in luminescent materials, for self-assembly into liquid crystalline materials and metallasupramolecular structures, and as synthons for molecular switches and conducting polymeric materials. These initial achievements clearly underline the great potential of N-heterocyclic carbene complexes in various fields of materials science.
Funding Details: Other funder
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: RSC Publishing
Copyright (published version): 2010 Royal Society of Chemistry
Keywords: Carbene;Metal complexes;Medicinal chemistry;Luminescence;Self-assembly;Electronics
Subject LCSH: Carbenes (Methylene compounds)
Transition metal compounds
Pharmaceutical chemistry
Luminescence
Electronics
DOI: 10.1039/B902238B
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Chemistry Research Collection

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