New compounds of iridium for use in supramolecular assemblies
This project will involve the development of synthetic methods for the preparation of novel redox-active iridium(III) complexes that have the potential for use in many areas such as nanotechnology, photovoltaic devices or anti-cancer therapy. The redox and optical properties of the new species will be characterized and their suitability for incorporation into supramolecular assemblies will be investigated.
Description of Work:
Synthesize and purification of new and established iridium(III) polypyridyl complexes, both mononuclear and multinuclear.
Investigate the electrochemical and spectroscopic behaviour of the free complexes in various media to extend our knowledge of such systems; and utilise this knowledge in the design of new complexes.
Extend the work to include measurements on host-guest species and multinuclear complexes and assess their potential for use in various types of supramolecular assemblies such as molecular switches, photovoltaics or electrochromic devices.