Recent progress in coordination chemistry, photo-physical properties, and applications of pyridine-based Cu(I) complexes

Rashid Ilmi, Idris Juma Al-busaidi, Ashanul Haque*, Muhammad S. Khan

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Copper(I) [Cu(I)] complexes offer cheap and alternative materials for several real-life applications. Pyridine (Py), bipyridine (Bpy), and related analogues have strong donating ability with propensity to ease functionalization via modern synthetic protocols. A large number of Cu(I) complexes/clusters/polymers bearing functionalized Py-based ligands have emerged with rich coordination chemistry, fascinating structures, and intriguing photo-physical properties. This article sheds light on recent advances in the coordination chemistry and photophysical properties of Cu(I) complexes/clusters/polymers and their applications in the areas of optoelectronics (OE) (light emitting devices [LEDs] and dye-sensitized solar cells [DSSCs]) and sensing (aliphatic and aromatic gases).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3045-3076
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of Coordination Chemistry
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Copper(I) complexes
  • optoelectronics
  • photo-physical properties
  • pyridine derivatives
  • sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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