Copper(I) complexes as alternatives to iridium(III) complexes for highly efficient oxygen sensing

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  • Santiago Medina-Rodríguez
  • Francisco J Orriach-Fernández
  • Ángel de la Torre-Vega
  • Jorge F Fernández-Sánchez
  • Alberto Fernández-Gutiérrez

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  • University of Granada


The complex [Cu(xantphos)(dmp)][PF6] (dmp = 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline) in a nanostructured metal oxyde matrix shows better sensitivity to oxygen (KSV = 9.74 ± 0.87 kPa(-1) between 0 and 1 kPa pO2 and 5.59 ± 0.15 kPa(-1) between 0 and 10 kPa pO2) than cyclometallated iridium complexes in the same conditions.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11401-11404
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number57
Early online date10 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2015