Reversible luminescent reaction of amines with copper(i) cyanide

Amanda N. Ley, Lars E. Dunaway, Timothy P. Brewster, Matthew D. Dembo, T. David Harris, Franois Baril-Robert, Xiaobo Li, Howard H. Patterson, Robert D. Pike

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Copper(i) cyanide exposed to various liquid or vapor-phase amines (L) at ambient temperature produces a variety of visible photoluminescence colors via reversible formation of amine adducts. The adducts show phase matches to authentic (CuCN)Ln, n = 0.75-2.0, produced by heating CuCN with liquid amine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4565-4567
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number25
StatePublished - Jul 7 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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