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The front cover of this issue highlights work by Tia Keyes and colleagues from Dublin City University, Ireland. The team prepared a series of highly luminescent Ru(II) polypyridyl metallopolymers and studies their photonic and redox properties in solution and in thin films. The authors found that the polymer backbone had relatively little impact on the spectroscopy or redox properties of polymers compared to the parent complex.
The metallopolymers could form continuous films when drop-cast at an indium tin oxide interface and retained their strong luminescence. This processability and their intense luminescence makes them potentially useful compounds for sensing and display applications.
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Highly luminescent Ru(II) metallopolymers: photonic and redox properties in solution and as thin films, James J. Walsh, Qiang Zeng, Robert J. Forster and Tia E. Keyes, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2012, 11, 1547-1557.
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