Matteo MAURO

Matteo MAURO

Assistant professor, Organic Materials (DMO)
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 72 07Office: 2034

Research Group Website: coming soon.


Matteo Mauro (group leader)

Lavinia Ballerini (PhD student, Jan 2022 – to date)

Valerio Giuso (PhD student, Oct 2022 – to date )

Zhenghan Feng (PhD student, Oct 2022 – to date )


Dr. Anna Bonfiglio (PhD student, graduated in Dec. 2021)

Dr. Etienne Borré (postdoc, 2014 – 2015)


2018 – to date   Associate Professor (Maître de conférences-HDR) and Group Leader, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS), Faculté de Chimie, Université de Strasbourg, France


2014                Habilitation, (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches), Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (I.S.I.S.), Faculté de Chimie, Université de Strasbourg, France

2012                Assistant Professor (Maître de conférences), Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (I.S.I.S.), Faculté de Chimie, Université de Strasbourg, France, De Cola’s research group

2011–2012     Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow, CeNTech, University of Münster, Münster, Germany, De Cola’s research group

2010–2011     Postdoctoral fellow, CeNTech, University of Münster, Münster, Germany, De Cola’s research group

2009                PhD in Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Inorganic, Organometallic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Milan, Italy

2008                Research fellow, Ciba Specialty Chemicals (now BASF), R&D Department, Basel, Switzerland

2006                M.Sc. in Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Dept. of Inorg., Organomet. Anal. Chem., University of Milan, Italy

2004                B.Sc. (cum laude) in Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Bari, Italy


2023                “Raffaello Nasini” Gold Medal, Inorganic Chemistry Division, Società Chimica Italiana

2021–2024     Early-Career Advisory Board for the journal ChemPhotoChem (Wiley)

2020                 Young Chemists 2020 for the journal Chemistry – A European Journal (Wiley)

2019                 Young Researcher Prize, Division de Chimie de Coordination, Société Chimique de France

2018                 Emerging investigators for the Journal of Materials Chemistry B (RSC)

2018                 Finalist of the European Young Chemist Award 2018 (under 35 years)

2013–2015      Fellow of the University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS) 

2011–2012      Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow

2010                 ENI Award “Debut in Research”


80. T. Thierry, V. Giuso, F. Polo, P. Mercandelli, Y.-T. Chen, C.-H. Chang, M. Mauro* and S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, A stable, highly emissive, and electroluminescent hexacoordinate Si(IV) N-heterocyclic carbene complex, submitted.

79.  V. Giuso, C. Gourlaouen, M. Delporte–Pebay, T. Groizard, N. Vantuyne, J. Crassous, C. Daniel, and M. Mauro,* Chiroptical activity of benzannulated N-heterocyclic carbene rhenium(I) tricarbonyl halide complexes, PhysChemChemPhys2023, under revision;

78. V. Giuso, J. Yang, J. Forté, H. Dossmann, C. Daniel, C. Gourlaouen, M. Mauro,* and B. Bertrand, Binuclear biphenyl organogold(III) complexes: synthesis, photophysical and theoretical investigation, and their anticancer activity, ChemPlusChem, 2023, e202300303;

77.  A. Jouaiti, L. Ballerini, H.-L. Shen, R. Viel, F. Polo, N. Kyritsakas, S. Haacke, Y.-T. Huang, C.-W. Lu, C. Gourlaouen, H.-C. Su, and M. Mauro,* Binuclear Copper(I) Complexes for Near-Infrared Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells, Angewandte Chemie International Edition2023, e202305569 (inside back cover);

76.  D. Bissessar, T. Thierry, J. Egly, V. Giuso, T. Achard, P. Steffanut, M. Mauro,* and S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, Cubane copper(I) iodide clusters with remotely functionalized phosphine ligands: synthesis, structural characterization and optical properties, Symmetry202315, 1210;

75.  V. Giuso, E. Jouaiti, C. Cebrián, S. Parant-Aury, N. Kyritsakas, C. Gourlaouen and M. Mauro*, Symmetry-Broken Charge-Transfer Excited State in Homoleptic Zinc(II) Imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine Complexes, ChemPhotoChem2023, e202300092;

74.  R. De Marco, V. Giuso, T. Achard, M. Rancan, M. Baron, L. Armelao, M. Mauro, S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, and C. Tubaro, Exploring the coordination properties of phosphonium-functionalised N-heterocyclic carbenes towards gold, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry2023, e202300184;

73.  A. Jouaiti, D.-C. Huang, V. Giuso, C. Cebrián, P. Mercandelli, K.-H. Wang, C.-H. Chang, and M. Mauro,* True- to sky-blue emitters bearing the thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole electron acceptor for single and tandem organic light-emitting diodes, ACS Applied Electronic Materials2023, 5, 2781-2792 (Inside Cover);

72.  J. Yang, V. Giuso, M.-C. Hou, E. Remadna, J. Forté, H.-C. Su, C. Gourlaouen, M Mauro,* B. Bertrand, Biphenyl Au(III) complexes with phosphine ancillary ligands: synthesis, optical properties and electroluminescence in light-emitting electrochemical cells, Inorganic Chemistry2023, 62, 4903-4921;

71. E. Jouaiti, V. Giuso, D. Cianferani, C. Gourlaouen, and M. Mauro*, Bright V-shaped bis-imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine fluorophores with near-UV to deep-blue emission, Chemistry – An Asian Journal202217, e202200903;

70. A. Jouaiti, V. Giuso, C. Cebrián, P. Mercandelli, M. Mauro*, Linear, two- and four-armed pyridine-decorated thiazolo[5,4-d]thiazole fluorophores: synthesis, photophysical study and computational investigation, Dyes and Pigments2022208, 110780;

69. C. McCartin, E. Mathieu, M. Dontenwill, C. Herold-Mende, A. Idbaih, A. Bonfiglio, M. Mauro, S. Fournel, A. Kichler, An N-heterocyclic carbene iridium(III) complex as a potent anti-cancer stem cell therapeutics, Chemico-Biological Interactions2022367, 110167;

68.  D. Bissessar, J. Egly, T. Achard, P. Steffanut, M. Mauro and S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, A stable and photoreactive copper iodide cubane for diversity in stimuli-responsive luminescent materials, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry2022, 15, e202200101;

67.  M. Paolino, M. Saletti, A. Reale, V. Razzano, G. Giuliani, A. Donati, C. Bonechi, G. Giorgi, A. Atrei, M. Mauro, A. Scamporrino, F. Samperi, E. Fois, G. Tabacchi, C. Botta, A. Cappelli, Spontaneous Polymerization of Benzofulvene Derivatives Bearing Complexed or Un-complexed Pyridine Rings, European Polymer Journal2022169, 111137;

66. A. Bonfiglio, P.-W. Hsiao, Y. Chen, C. Gourlaouen,Q. Marchand, V. César, S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, Y.-X. Wang, C.-W. Lu, C. Daniel, F. Polo, H.-C. Su, M. Mauro,* Highly emissive red heterobimetallic IrIII/MI (MI = CuI and AuI) complexes for efficient light-emitting electrochemical cells, Chemistry of Materials2022, 34, 1756;

65. M. Paolino, A. Reale, G. Magrini, V. Razzano, G. Giuliani, A. Donati, F. Samperi, M. Canetti, M. Mauro, F. Villafiorita-Monteleone, E. Fois, C. Botta, A. Cappelli, Synthesis and UV-light induced polymerization of a benzofulvene-based neutral platinum(II) complex, European Polymer Journal2021156, 110597;

64. M. Mauro,* Phosphorescent multinuclear complexes for optoelectronics: tuning of the excited-state dynamics, Chemical Communications202157, 5857; (Front cover). Invited feature article

63. F. Hammoud, M. Rahal, J. Egly, F. Morlet-Savary, A. Hijazi, S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, M. Mauro,* and J. Lalevée, Cubane Cu4I4(phosphine)4 complexes as new co-initiator for free radical photopolymerization: towards aromatic amine-free systems, Polymer Chemistry, 202112, 2848–2859;

62. A. Bonfiglio, C. McCartin, U. A. Carrillo-Arco, C. Cebrián, P. C. Gros, C. A. Kichler, S. Fournel, C. Daniel, M. Mauro,Cationic Ir(III) complexes featuring a pyridyl pyridoannelated N-heterocyclic carbene as potent theranostic agents, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry202116, 1551–1564;

61. Z. Asbai, A. Bonfiglio, P. Mercandelli, F. Polo, M. Mauro,* Cationic rhenium(I) complexes bearing a p-accepting N-heterocyclic carbene ligand: synthesis, photophysical and theoretical investigation, Polyhedron2021197, 115025. Invited manuscript for the Virtual Special Issue on “Dative carbon ligands and their applications”.

60. H. Chen, Y. Zhang, A. Bonfiglio, F. Morlet-Savary, M. Mauro,* J. Lalevée, Rhenium(I) N-heterocyclic carbene complexes in photoinitiating systems for polymerization upon visible light: development of photosensitive resins for 3D and 4D printing applications, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 20213, 464.

59. J. Egly, D. Bissessar, T. Achard, P. Steffanut, M. Mauro,* S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, Copper(I) complexes with remotely functionalized phosphine ligands: synthesis, structural variety, photophysics and effect onto the optical properties, Inorganica Chimica Acta2021514, 119971. Invited manuscript for the Virtual Special Issue “Photofunctional complexes”.

58. M. Paolino, A. Reale, G. Magrini, V. Razzano, G. Giuliani, A. Donati, G. Giorgi, F. Samperi, M. Canetti, M. Mauro, F. Villafiorita-Monteleone, E. S. Fois, C. Botta, A. Cappelli, UV-light-induced polymerization in the amorphous solid-state of a spontaneously non-polymerizing 3-phenylbenzofulvene monomer, European Polymer Journal2020137, 109923.

57. A. Bonfiglio, M. Mauro*, Phosphorescent tris-bidentate IrIII complexes with N-heterocyclic carbene scaffolds: structural diversity and optical properties, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry2020, 3427. (Front Cover). Invited manuscript for the Special Issue “Minireviews by Winners of the French Chemical Society Coordination Chemistry Division Prize”.

56. A. Bonfiglio, L. Pallova, V. César, C. Gourlaouen, S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, C. Daniel, F. Polo, M. Mauro*, Phosphorescent cationic heterodinuclear IrIII/MI complexes (M = CuI, AuI) with a hybrid Janus-type N-heterocyclic carbene bridge, Chemistry – A European Journal202026, 11751. (HOT Paper and Inside Cover). Invited manuscript for the Special Issue “Young Chemists 2020”.

55. A. Bonfiglio, K. Magra, C. Cebrián, F. Polo, P. Gros, P. Mercandelli, M. Mauro*, Red-emitting neutral rhenium(I) complexes bearing a pyridyl pyridoannelated N-heterocyclic carbene, Dalton Transactions2020, 49, 3102–3111. (HOT Paper and Inside Cover)

54. K. S. Kumar, I. Šalitroš, B. Heinrich, S. Moldovan, M. Mauro,* M. Ruben, Spin-crossover in iron(II)-phenylene ethynylene-2,6-di(pyrazol-1-yl) pyridine hybrids: toward switchable molecular wire-like architectures, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter202032, 204002.

53. S. Carrara, M. Mauro, C. Hogan, Metallopolymers as nanostructured solid-state platforms for ECL applications, ChemElectroChem20196, 5790–57996.

52. B. Godde, A. Jouaiti, M. Mauro,* R. Marquardt, A. Chaumont, V. Robert, On the motion of an azobenzene light-controlled switch: a joint theoretical and experimental approach, ChemSystemsChem20191, e1900003.

51. M. Mauro,* Gel-based soft actuators driven by light, Journal of Materials Chemistry B20197, 4234–4242(Invited article for the 2018 Emerging Investigators themed issue)

50. P. Ai, M. Mauro, A. A. Danapoulos, A. Muñoz-Castro, P. Braunstein, Dual Emission of a Cyclic Hexanuclear Gold(I) Complex. Interplay between Au3 and Au2 Ligand-Supported Luminophores, Journal of Physical Chemistry C2019123, 915–921.

49. S. Bellemin-Laponnaz and M. Mauro*, Des gels autoréparants et photosensibles qui s’adaptent à leur milieu, L’Actualité Chimique2018432, 29–34.

48. M. Mauro,* C. Cebrián, Aggregation-induced phosphorescence enhancement in IrIII complexes, Israel Journal of Chemistry201858, 901–914. (Invited review for the Themed Issue on Aggregation Induced Emission)

47. A. Ledneva, S. Ferlay, N. G. Naumov, M. Mauro, S. Cordier, N. Kyritsakas, M. W. Hosseini, Hydrogen bonded networks based on hexarhenium(III) chalcocyanide clusters complexes: structural study and spectroscopic properties, New Journal of Chemistry, 201842, 11888–11895.

46. C. Cebrián and M. Mauro,* Recent advances in phosphorescent platinum complexes for organic light-emitting diodes, Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 201814, 1459–1481. Invited review manuscript for Themed Issue on OLED materials)

45. M. Mauro,* Dynamic metal–ligand bonds as scaffolds for autonomously healing multi-responsive materials, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry2018, 2090–2100 (Very Important Paper) invited manuscript for the Special Issue “Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of EurJIC”.

44. B. Godde, D. Ritaine, A. Jouaiti, M. Mauro, M. W. Hosseini, A pyridyl-benzimidazole based molecular luminescent turnstile, New Journal of Chemistry201842, 7810–7815;

43. B. Godde, A. Jouaiti, A. Fluck, N. Kyritsakas, M. Mauro,* M. W. Hosseini, Symmetrical or non-symmetrical luminescent turnstiles based on hydroquinone stators and rotors bearing pyridyl or p-dimethyaminopyridyl coordinating units, Dalton Transactions201746, 14897–14906.

42. M. Mauro,* S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, C. Cebrián, Metal-containing polymers as light-emissive and light-responsive materials and beyond, Chemistry – A European Journal201723, 17626–17636. Invited concept article for M. Mauro

41. M. El Garah, E. Borré, A. Ciesielski, A. Dianat, R. Gutierrez, G. Cuniberti, S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, M. Mauro* and P. Samorì, Light-induced contraction/expansion of one-dimensional photo-switchable metallopolymer monitored at the solid-liquid interface, Small201713, 1701790;

40. E. Borré, J.-F. Stumbe, S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, M. Mauro,* Control of the light-response in supramolecular metallopolymeric gels by tuning the coordination metal, Chemical Communication201753, 8344–8347;

39. A. Palmioli, A. Aliprandi, D. Septiadi, M. Mauro,* A. Bernardi, L. De Cola, M. Panigati, Glyco-functionalized dinuclear rhenium(I) complexes for cell imaging, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry2017, 15, 1686–1699;

38. A. Aliprandi, C. Croisetu, M. Mauro, L. De Cola, Chiral amplification by self-assembly of neutral luminescent platinum(II) complexes, Chemistry – A European Journal201723, 5957–5961;

37. E. Borré, S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, M. Mauro,* Amphiphilic metallopolymers for photoswitchable supramolecular hydrogels, Chemistry – A European Journal201652, 18718–18721 (Hot paper); highlighted in L’Actualité Chimique, February 2017;

36. P. Ai, M. Mauro, C. Gourlaouen, S. Carrara, L. De Cola, Y. Tobon, U. Giovanella, C. Botta, A. A. Danopoulos, and P. Braunstein, Bonding, Luminescence, Metallophilicity in Linear Au3 and Au2Ag Chains Stabilized by Rigid Diphosphanyl NHC Ligands, Inorganic Chemistry201655, 8527–8542;

35. D. Genovese, A. Aliprandi, E. A. Prasetyanto, M. Mauro, M. Hirtz, H. Fuchs, Y. Fujita, H. Uji-I, S. Lebedkin, M. Kappes, L. De Cola, Mechano- and photochromism from bulk to nanoscale: data storage on individual self-assembled ribbons, Advanced Functional Materials201626, 5271–5278;

34. P. Ai, M. Mauro, L. De Cola, A. A. Danopoulos, and P. Braunstein, A bis(diphosphanyl)-N-heterocyclic carbene Au complex as synthon for rigid AuAg2 arrays and Au5 and Cu6 luminescent double arrays, Angewandte Chemie International Edition,201655, 3338–3341;

33. E. Borré, J.-F. Stumbé, S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, M. Mauro,* Light-powered self-healable metallosupramolecular soft actuators, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 201655, 1313–1317;

32. A. Aliprandi, M. Mauro,* L. De Cola, Controlling and imaging biomimetic self-assembly, Nature Chemistry20168, 10–15 (cover picture and highlighted in News and Views);

31. Z. Pikramenou, J. Weinstein, Q. Pan, F. Lewis, D. Bassani, F. Würthner, C. Moucheron, M. Slota, A. Diaz-Moscoso, J. Karlsson, N. Basílio, D. Adams, F. Scandola, C. Bohne, C. Lemon, S. Campagna, J. Rohacova, K. Ohashi, P.-A. Plötz, F. Monti, J. Kelly, P. Keane, E. Gibson, G. Lemercier, A. Ruggi, F. Cucinotta, D. Gust, S. Bradberry, J. Vos, G. Pistolis, M. Mauro, E. Tuite, L. De Cola, P. Ceroni, M. Maneiro, E. Galoppini and T. Gunnlaugsson, Self-organization of photoactive nanostructures: general discussion, Faraday Discussion2015185, 529–548;

30. P. Ceroni, Z. Pikramenou, L. Prodi, Q. Pan, D. Adams, J. Weinstein, F. Lewis, C. Bohne, A. Vlcek, D. Bassani, A. De Silva, C. Moucheron, D. Nocera, A. Diaz-Moscoso, M. Padilla, C. Lemon, S. Campagna, S. Bradberry, E. Galoppini, P.-A. Plötz, J. Kelly, J. Rohacova, A. Harriman, P. Keane, D. Gust, J. Vos, M. Mauro, L. De Cola, S. K. Nambalan Sivaraman, G. Lemercier, S. Osborne and F. Monti, Luminescence sensing and imaging: general discussion, Faraday Discussion2015185, 311–335;

29. J. Prock, C. Strabler, W. Viertl, S. Eller, H. Kopacka, D. Obendorf, T. Müller, E. Tordin, G. Knör, M. Mauro, L. De Cola and P. Brüggeller, Unusual stability of dyads during photochemical hydrogen production, Dalton Transaction201544, 20936–20948;

28. A. Aliprandi, D. Genovese, M. Mauro,* L. De Cola, Recent advances in phosphorescent Pt(II) complexes featuring metallophilic interactions: properties and applications, Chemistry Letters201544, 1152–1169 (invited Review for M. Mauro)

27.  G. Dahm, E. Borré, C. Fu, S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, M. Mauro,* Tridentate Complexes of Pd(II) and Pt(II) Bearing bis-Aryloxide Triazole Ligands: a Joint Experimental and Theoretical Investigation, Chemistry – An Asian Journal201510, 2368–2379;

26. M. El Garah, N. Marets, M. Mauro, A. Aliprandi, S. Bonacchi, L. De Cola, A. Ciesielski, V. Bulach, M. W. Hosseini, P. Samorì, Nanopatterning of surfaces with mono- and hetero bi-metallic 1D coordination polymers: a molecular tectonics approach at the solid/liquid interface, Journal of the American Chemical Society2015, 137, 8450–8459;

25.  C. Cebrián, M. Natali, D. Villa, M. Panigati, M. Mauro,* G. D’Alfonso, L. De Cola, Luminescent supramolecular soft nanostructures from amphiphilic dinuclear Re(I) complexes, Nanoscale20157, 12000–12009;

24. A. Colombo, D. Septiadi, F. Fiorini, C. Dragonetti, F. Nisic, A. Valore, D. Roberto, M. Mauro,* L. De Cola, Neutral N^C^N terdentate luminescent Pt(II) complexes: synthesis, photophysical proper-ties and bio-imaging application, Dalton Transaction201544, 8478–8487;

23. E. Miyako, J. Russier, M. Mauro, C. Cebrián, H. Yawo, C. Ménard-Moyon, J. A. Hutchison, M. Yudasaka, S. Iijima, L. De Cola, and A. Bianco, Photofunctional nanomodulators for bioexcitation, Angewandte Chemie International Edition201453, 13121–13125;

22. S. Zhang, R. Pattacini, P. Braunstein, L. De Cola, E. Plummer, M. Mauro, C. Gourlaouen, C. Daniel, Synthesis, Structure and Optical Properties of Pt(II) and Pd(II) Complexes with Oxazolyl- and Pyridyl-Functionalized DPPM-Type Ligands: a Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study, Inorganic Chemistry201453, 12739–12756;

21.  R. Soldati, A. Aliprandi, M. Mauro,* L. De Cola, D. Giacomini, Beta-lactam bio-conjugates bearing luminescent platinum(II) tags: synthesis and photophysical characterization, European Journal of Organic Chemistry2014, 7113–7121;

20. E. Borré, G. Dahm, A. Aliprandi, M. Mauro,* S. Dagorne, S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, Tridentate complexes of group 10 bearing bis-aryloxide N-heterocyclic carbene ligands: synthesis, structural, spectroscopic and computational characterization, Organometallics201433, 4374–4384,

19. D. Septiady, A. Aliprandi, M. Mauro,* L. De ColaBio-imaging with neutral luminescent Pt(II) complexes showing metal···metal interactions, RSC Advances20144, 25709–25718;

18. M. Mauro,* A. Aliprandi, C. Cebrián, D. Wang, C. Kübel, L. De Cola, Self-assembling a neutral platinum(II) complex into highly emitting microcrystalline fibers through metallophilic interactions, Chemical Communications2014, 50, 7269–7272;

17. M. Mauro,* A. Aliprandi, D. Septiadi, N. S. Kehr, L. De Cola, When self-assembly meets biology: luminescent platinum complexes for imaging applications, Chemical Society Reviews201443, 4144–4166;

16. N. Darmawan, C.-H. Yang, M. Mauro, R. Fröhlich, L. De Cola, C.-H. Chang, Z.-J. Wu, C.-W. Tai, Highly efficient blue and deep-blue emitting zwitterionic iridium(III) complexes: synthesis, photophysics and electroluminescence, Journal of Material Chemistry C20142, 2569–2582;

15. P. R. Ewen, J. Sanning, N. L. Doltsinis, M. Mauro, C. A. Strassert, D. Wegner, Unraveling orbital hybridization of triplet emitters at the metal-organic interface, Physical Review Letters2013111, 267401–267405;

14. N. Darmawan, C.-H. Yang, M. Mauro, M. Raynal, S. Heun, J. Pan, H. Buchholz, P. Braunstein, L. De Cola, Efficient near-UV emitters based on cationic bis-pincer iridium(III) carbene complexes, Inorganic Chemistry201352, 10756–10765;

13. C. Cebrian, M. Mauro, D. Kourkoulos, P. Mercandelli, D. Hertel, K. Meerholz, C. A. Strassert, L. De Cola, Luminescent neutral platinum complexes bearing an asymmetric N^N^N ligand for high-performance solution-processed OLEDs, Advanced Materials, 201325, 437–442;

12. C.-H. Yang, M. Mauro, F. Polo, S. WatanabeI. Muenster, R. Fröhlich, L. De Cola, Deep-blue-emitting heteroleptic iridium(III) complexes suited for high-efficient phosphorescent OLEDs, Chemistry of Materials201224, 3684–3695;

11. M. Panigati, M. Mauro, D. Donghi, P. Mercandelli, P. Mussini, L. De Cola, G. D’Alfonso, Luminescent dinuclear rhenium(I) complexes containing bridging 1,2-diazine ligands: photophysical properties and application, Coordination Chemistry Reviews2012256, 1621–1643;

10. M. Mauro,* C.-H. Yang, C.-Y. Shin, M. Panigati, C.-H. Chang, G. D’Alfonso, L. De Cola, Phosphorescent Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (PhOLEDs) using rhenium complexes as emitting material with outstanding external quantum efficiency, Advanced Materials, 201224, 2054–2058;

9. A. Ruggi, M. Mauro, F. Polo, D. N. Reinhoudt, L. De Cola, A. H. Velders, Structure-photoluminescence quenching relationships of iridium(III)-tris(phenylpyridine) complexes, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2012,1025–1037 (cover issue);

8. M. Mauro, G. De Paoli, M. Otter, D. Donghi, G. D’Alfonso, L. De Cola, Aggregation-induced colour change for phosphorescent iridium(III) complex-based anionic surfactants, Dalton Transactions2011, 40, 12106–12116 (inside cover);

7. M. Mydlak, M. Mauro, F. Polo, M. Felicetti, J. Leonhardt, G. Diener, L. De Cola, C. A. Strassert, Controlling aggregation in highly emissive Pt(II) complexes bearing tridentate dianionic N^N^N ligands. Synthesis, photophysics, and electroluminescence, Chemistry of Materials201123, 3659–3667;

6. C. A. Strassert, M. Mauro, L. De Cola, Photophysics of soft and hard molecular assemblies based on luminescent complexes, in Advances in Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 63, R. van Eldik and G. Stokel (Eds.), Elsevier Inc., 2011, 47–103;

5. E. Quartapelle Procopio, M. Mauro, M. Panigati, D. Donghi, P. Mercandelli, A. Sironi, G. D’Alfonso, L. De Cola, Highly emitting concomitant polymorphic crystals of a dinuclear rhenium complex, Journal of the American Chemical Society2010132, 14397–14399 (cited in ACS Noteworthy Chemistry);

4.    M. Mauro, K. C. Schuermann, R. Prétôt, A. Hafner, P. Mercandelli, A. Sironi, L. De Cola, Complex iridium(III) salts: luminescent porous crystalline materials, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2010, 49, 1222–1226 (Hot paper);

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