Optically inactive, paramagnetic Ir(iii)(ppy)3and Ir(iii)(ppy)2(acac) (ppy: 2-phenylpyridinate and acac: acetylacetonate) showed nearly mirror-symmetric magnetic circularly polarised luminescence (MCPL) spectra in dilute dichloromethane and dimethyl sulfoxide under N-up and S-up geometries in a 1.6-T magnetic field. However, the MCPL signs of Ir(iii)(ppy)3and Ir(iii)(ppy)2(acac) under the same N-up (or S-up) Faraday geometry were opposite to each other when one ppy was replaced with an acac. This ligand exchange approach provides facile control of the MCPL sign, irrespective of the Faraday geometry.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry