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    A new phosphorescent iridium(III) complex, bis[2',6'-difluorophenyl-4-formylpyridinato-N,C4']iridium(III) (picolinate) (IrC), was synthesized, fully characterized by various spectroscopic techniques, and utilized for the detection of CN(-) on the basis of the widely known hypothesis of the formation of cyanohydrins. The solid-state structure of the developed IrC was authenticated by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Notably, the iridium(III) complex exhibits intense red phosphorescence in the solid state at 298 K (ΦPL = 0.16) and faint emission in acetonitrile solution (ΦPL = 0.02). The cyanide anion binding properties with IrC in pure and aqueous acetonitrile solutions were systematically investigated using two different channels: i.e., by means of UV-vis absorption and photoluminescence. The addition of 2.0 equiv of cyanide to a solution of the iridium(III) complex in acetonitrile (c = 20 μM) visibly changes the color from orange to yellow. On the other hand, the PL intensity of IrC at 480 nm was dramatically enhanced ∼5.36 × 10(2)-fold within 100 s along with a strong signature of a blue shift of the emission by ∼155 nm with a detection limit of 2.16 × 10(-8) M. The cyanohydrin formation mechanism is further supported by results of a (1)H NMR titration of IrC with CN(-). As an integral part of this work, phosphorescent test strips have been constructed by impregnating Whatman filter paper with IrC for the trace detection of CN(-) in the contact mode, exhibiting a detection limit at the nanogram level (∼265 ng/mL). Finally, density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent density functional theory (TD-DFT) calculations were performed to understand the electronic structure and the corresponding transitions involved in the designed phosphorescent iridium(III) complex probe and its cyanide adduct.


    K S Bejoymohandas, Ajay Kumar, S Sreenadh, E Varathan, S Varughese, V Subramanian, M L P Reddy. A Highly Selective Chemosensor for Cyanide Derived from a Formyl-Functionalized Phosphorescent Iridium(III) Complex. Inorganic chemistry. 2016 Apr 4;55(7):3448-61

    PMID: 27008242

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