Red-shifted luminescence from naphthalene-containing ligands due to π-stacking in self-assembled coordination cages

Nawal K. Al-Rasbi, Cristiana Sabatini, Francesco Barigelletti, Michael D. Ward

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Incorporation of ligands containing substituted naphthalene cores into coordination cages results in extensive aromatic π-stacking between ligands; this results in a red-shifted ‘excimer-like’ luminescence component from the naphthyl groups compared to the free ligands, which is diagnostic of, and can be used to monitor, cage assembly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4769-4772
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - Oct 10 2006


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