Matteo MAURO

Matteo MAURO

Maître de conférences, Matériaux Organiques (DMO)
Tél: +33(0)3 88 10 72 07Bureau: 2034

Current Position

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

Education and academic career

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              Nasini Prize, Inorganic Chemistry Division, Società Chimica Italiana

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

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

2019               Prix Jeune Chercheur of the Division de Chimie de Coordination of the Societé 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)

20132015   University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS) fellow

2011-2012             Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow

2010              ENI Award “Debut in Research”

Latest news

3.2021 A just accepted article in Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.! This work is in the frame of a collaboration with A. Kichler, S. Fournel (Faculty of Pharmacy, Unistra), Chantal Daniel (LCQ, Unistra) and C. Cebrian, P. C. Gros (L2M, Uni Lorraine). link

12.2020 Matteo has joined the Early-Career Advisory Board of ChemPhotoChem (Wiley)! link

4.12.2020 A new article has been accepted in ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. on novel photocatalysts for 4D printing! This work is in collaboration with the group of Pr. J. Lalevée (IS2M, UHA).

9.9.2020 Matteo has joined the Editorial Board of Materials (MDPI)!

2.9.2020 Our Minireview in Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. for the issue dedicated to the winners of the Coordination Chemistry Division of the French Chemical Society has been featured with the Front Cover journal!

18.8.2020 Our work on heterobimetallic complexes published in Chem. Eur. J. has been featured with an Inside Cover picture!

6.7.2020 Anna’s work on heterobimetallic complexes has been accepted in Chem. Eur. J. as HOT Paper! This work is in collaboration with Vincent César (LCC, Toulouse), Chantal Daniel (LCQ, Unistra) and Federico Polo (Uni Venice). link

9.3.2020 Anna’s paper in Dalton Trans. has been selected as HOT Paper and for an inside cover! link

3.7.2019 Matteo has been awarded the 2019 Prix Jeune Chercheur of the Division de Chimie de Coordination of the Societé Chimique de France! link

Research at a glance

Our research deals with the synthesis, photophysics and photochemistry of luminescent and photoactive compounds: i) triplet emitters based on Ir(III), Pt(II) and Re(I) complexes; ii) TADF emitters based on either Cu(I) complexes or novel donor-acceptor organic emitters; iii) supramolecular architectures via metallophilic interactions; iv) light-driven self-healable soft actuators.

Triplet emitters for light-emitting devices (OLEDs and LECs)

Selected references: Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2020 (doi: 10.1002/ejic.202000509) Chem. Eur. J., 2020 (doi: 10.1002/chem.202002767); Dalton Trans., 2020, (link); Beilstein J. Org. Chem., 2018, 14, 1459 (link); Adv. Mater., 2013, 25, 437 (link); Adv. Mater., 2012, 2054 (link).

Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence (TADF)

Selected references: Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2020, just accepted.

Aggregation-Induced Emission (AIE)

Selected references: Isr. J. Chem., 2018, 58, 901-914 (link).

Self-healing soft actuators driven by light

Selected references: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2019, doi: 10.1039/c8tb01893f (link); Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2018, 20-21, 2090 (link); Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 8344 (link); Small, 2017, 13, 1701790 (link); Chem. – A Eur. J., 2017, 23, 17626 (link); Chem. – A Eur. J., 2016, 52, 18718 (link); Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 1313 (link)


Steady-state fluorimeter Fluorolog FL3 (Horiba Jobin Yvon)

Time-resolved fluorimeter FluoTime 300 (PicoQuant) equipped with picosecond pulsed laser heads

Liquid He cryostat Optistat CF (Oxford Instruments)

Irradiation setup equipped with LED lamps (ThorLabs)

Rotating evaporators (Heidolph)Schlenk lines for chemical synthesis under inert atmosphere

Bibliographic data

Researcher ID:   E-8361-2019

ORCID: 0000-0001-6393-8053

ORCID: 0000-0001-6393-8053

Peer-reviewed publications: 63            

 Patent applications: 4

Corresponding authorships: 33

h-index = 27 Citations without self-citations: >2400 (Source: Web of Knowledge)

The group

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)

Open positions

Motivated candidates interested in one of our research topics are welcome to apply!

  • One M2 intership is currently available in the group on a projeact dealing with photoactive compounds for visible light photopolymerisation. The project is funded by the Instiut Carnot MICA in the frame of a collaboration with Prof. Jacques Lalevée (IS2M, UHA). Starting date of the internship is January 2020.

If you are interested to join our group by applying for a China Scholarship Council (CSC) fellowship or a postdoctoral stay in the frame of the Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship and/or and Marie Sklodowska-Curie « Individual Fellowships » programs please contact us:!



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, submitted;

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, accepted;

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. Mauroand 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 Acta, 2020,accepted. 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 Journal, 2020, 137, 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 Chemistry, 2020, 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 Journal, 2020, 26, 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. C. Gros, P. Mercandelli, M. Mauro*, Red-emitting neutral rhenium(I) complexes bearing a pyridyl pyridoannelated N-heterocyclic carbene, Dalton Transaction, 2020, 49, 3102. (HOT paper and inside cover)

54. S. K. Kuppusamy, I. Salitros, B. Heinrich, S. Moldovam, 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 Matter, 2020, 32, 204002.


53. S. Carrara, M. Mauro, C. F. Hogan, Metallopolymers as Nanostructured Solid-State Platform for ECL Applications, ChemElectroChem, 20196, 5790–5796.

52. B. Godde, A. Jouaiti, M. Mauro*, R. Marquardt, A. Chaumont, V. Robert, The motion of an azobenzene light-controlled switch: a joint theoretical and experimental approach, ChemSystemsChem, 2019, 6, e1900003.

51. M. Mauro*, Gel-based soft actuators driven by light, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2019, 7, 4234-4242. (Invited article for the 2018 Emerging Investigator 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 Auand AuLigand-Supported Luminophores, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2019, 123, 915–921.


49. S. Bellemin-Laponnaz and M. Mauro*, Des gels autoréparants et photosensibles qui s’adaptent à leur milieu, L’Actualité Chimique, 2018, 432, issue September;

48. M. Mauro* and C. Cebrián, Aggregation-induced phosphorescence enhancement in IrIII complexes, Israel Journal of Chemistry, 2018, 58, 901-914; (invited article 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, 2018, 14, 1459-1481; (invited article 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, 20-21, 2090; (Very Important Paper) invited article for the Special Issue « 20th Anniversary Issue – The Past, the Present, and the Future » of the Eur. J. Inorg. Chem.;

44. B. Godde, D. Ritaine, A. Jouaiti, M. Mauro,M. W. Hosseini, A pyridyl-benzimidazole based molecular luminescent turnstile, New Journal of Chemistry, 2018, 42, 7810-7815;


43. B. Godde, A. Jouaiti, A. Fluck, N. Kyritsakas, M. Mauro*, M. W. Hosseini, Symmetrical or non-symmetricalluminescent turnstiles based on hydroquinonestators and rotors bearing pyridyl or p-dimethyaminopyridyl coordinating units, Dalton Transaction, 2017, 46, 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 Journal, 201723, 17626–17636; (invited Concept article)

41. M. El Garah, E. Borré, A. Ciesielski, A. Dianat, R. Gutierrez, G. Cuniberti, S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, M. Mauro*, P. Samorì, Light-induced contraction/expansion of one-dimensional photo-switchable metallopolymer monitored at the solid-liquid interface, Small2017, 13, 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 Communication2017, 53, 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 Chemistry, 201715, 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 Journal, 2017, 23, 5957–5961;


37. E. Borré, S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, M. Mauro*,Amphiphilic metallopolymers for photoswitchable supramolecular hydrogels, Chemistry – A European Journal2016, 52, 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 Auand Au2Ag Chains Stabilized by Rigid Diphosphanyl NHC Ligands, Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, 55, 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 Materials, 2016, 26, 5271–5278;

34. P. Ai, M. Mauro, L. De Cola, A. A. Danopoulos, P. Braunstein, A bis(diphosphanyl)-N-heterocyclic carbene Au complex as synthon for rigid AuAgarrays and Auand Culuminescent double arrays, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2016, 55, 3338–3341;

33. E. Borré, J.-F. Stumbé, S. Bellemin-Laponnaz, M. Mauro*, Light-powered self-healable metallosupramolecular soft actuators, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2016, 55, 1313–1317;

32. A. Aliprandi, M. Mauro*,L. De Cola, Controlling and imaging biomimetic self-assembly, Nature Chemistry, 2016, 8, 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 Discussion, 2015, 185, 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 Discussion, 2015, 185, 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, P. Brüggeller, Unusual stability of dyads during photochemical hydrogen production, Dalton Transaction, 2015, 44, 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 Letters, 2015, 44, 1152–1169; (invited review article)

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 Journal, 2015, 10, 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 Society, 2015, 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, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 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 Transaction2015, 44, 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 Edition, 201453, 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 Chemistry, 2014, 53, 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 Chemistry, 2014, 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, Organometallics, 2014, 33, 4374–4384;

19. D. Septiady, A. Aliprandi, M. Mauro*, L. De Cola, Bio-imaging with neutral luminescent Pt(II) complexes showing metal···metal interactions, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 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 Reviews, 2014, 43, 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 C, 2014, 2, 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 Letters, 2013, 111, 267401–267405;

14. N. Darmawan, C.-H. Yang, M. Mauro, M. Raynal, S. Heun, J. Pan, H. Buchholz, P. Braunstein, L. De Cola, Cationic bis-pincer iridium(III)-carbene complexes: efficient emitters for near-UV light-emitting electrochemical cells, Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 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, 2013,25, 437–442;


12. C.-H. YangM. Mauro, F. PoloS. Watanabe,I. Muenster, R. Fröhlich, L. De Cola, Deep-blue-emitting heteroleptic iridium(III) complexes suited for high-efficient phosphorescent OLEDs, Chemistry of Materials, 2012, 24, 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 Reviews, 2012, 256, 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 Materials2012, 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, 20121025–1037 (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 Materials, 2011, 23, 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 Society, 2010, 132, 14397–14399 (Highlighted 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); 


3. M. Mauro, E. Quartapelle Procopio, C.-H. Chien, D. Donghi, M. Panigati, P. Mercandelli, P. Mussini, G. D’Alfonso, L. De Cola, Highly emitting neutral dinuclear rhenium complexes as phosphorescent dopants for electroluminescent devices, Advanced Functional Materials, 2009, 19, 2607–2614; (Advance in Advanced Article and inside cover)


2. M. Mauro, M. Panigati, D. Donghi, P. Mercandelli, P. Mussini, A. Sironi, G. D’Alfonso, Tricarbonyl rhenium(I) complexes containing a bridging 2,5-diphenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazole ligand: structural, spectroscopic, electrochemical, and computational characterization, Inorganic Chemistry, 2008, 47, 11154–11165;

1. D. Donghi, G. D’Alfonso, M. Mauro, M. Panigati, P. Mercandelli, A. Sironi, P. Mussini, L. D’Alfonso, A new class of luminescent tricarbonyl rhenium(I) complexes containing bridging 1,2-diazine Ligands: electrochemical, photophysical, and computational characterization, Inorganic Chemistry, 2008, 47, 4243–4255.

4. L. De Cola, M. Mauro, C. Cebrián, A. Aliprandi, Platinum complexes, Eur. Pat. Appl. EP13306572;

3. L. De Cola, M. Mauro, S. Kehr, C. A. Strassert, Platinum complexes and their use, PCT Int. Pat. Appl. WO2012117082 A1;

2. L. De Cola, C. A. Strassert, M. Mydlak, M. Mauro, M. Felicetti, G. Diener, J. Leonhardt, New platinum(II) complexes as triplet emitter for OLED application, Ger. Pat. Appl. (2011), DE 10 2011011007 A1 20120906;

1. L. De Cola, M. Mauro, R. Prétôt, Preparation of organometallic complex salts useful as organic light emitting diodes, PCT Int. Appl. (2010), WO2010037667 A1 20100408.


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