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[132] Zhou, L.; Wei, F.F.; Xiang, J.; Li, H.; Li, C.; Zhang, P.; Liu, C.; Gong, P.; Cai, L.; Wong, K.M.C.* “Enhancing the ROS Generation Ability of a Rhodamine-Decorated Iridium(III) Complex by Ligand Regulation for Endoplasmic Reticulum-Targeted Photodynamic Therapy” in Chemical Science2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0SC04751A.

[131] Tian, X.Y.; Liu, H.W.; Wei, F.F.; Wang, X.C.; Zhao, S.N.; Liu, C.J.; Tse, Y.C.*; Wong, K.M.C.* “A Deep-Red to Near Infrared (NIR) Fluorescent Probe Based on a Sulfur-Modified Rhodamine Derivative with Two Spirolactone Rings" in ChemPlusChem, 2020, 85, 1639.

[130] Zhang, Q.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.* “Photophysical, ion-sensing and biological properties of rhodamine-containing transition metal complexes" in Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2020, 416, 213336.

[129] Wei, F.F.; Lai, S.L.; Zhao, S.N.; Ng, M.; Chan, M.Y.*; Yam, V.W.W.*; Wong, K.M.C.* “Ligand Mediated Luminescence Enhancement in Cyclometalated Rhodium(III) Complexes and Their Applications in Efficient Organic Light-Emitting Devices” in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2019, 141, 12863-12871.

[128] Liu, Y.J.; Li, M.M.; Wong, K.M.C.; Tong, Y.; Yang, H.X.*; Kong, J.M.* “A New Quinone Based Fluorescent Probe for High Sensitive and Selective Detection of Biothiols and Its Application in Living Cell Imaging” in International Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 2019, Article ID 7536431, 10 pages.

[127] Yang, J.; Zhu, Y.F.; Tse, A.K.W.; Zhou, X.H.; Chen, Y.; Tse, Y.C.; Wong, K.M.C.*; Ho, C.Y. * “Synthesis and study of Au(III)–indolizine Q1 derivatives: turn-on luminescence by photo-induced controlled release” in Chemical Communications, 2019, 55, 4471-4474.

[126] Liu, C.J.; Zhou, L.H.; Wei, F.F.; Li, L.; Zhao, S.N.; Gong, P.; Cai, L.T.; Wong, K.M.C.* “Versatile Strategy to Generate Rhodamine Triplet State as Mitochondria-Targeting Visible Light Photosensitizers for Efficient” in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019, 11, 8797-8806.

[125] Cheng, Y.K.; Li, L.; Wei, F.F.; Wong, K.M.C.* “Alkynylplatinum(II) Terpyridine System Coupled with Rhodamine Derivative: Interplay of Aggregation, De-aggregation and Ring-Opening Processes for Ratiometric Luminescence Sensing” in Inorganic Chemistry, 2018, 57, 6439-6446.

[124] Zhu, J.H.; Wong, K.M.C.* “Dual-responsive Fluorescent Probe for Hypochlorite ViapH-modulated, Ring-opening Reactions of a Coumarin-fused Rhodol Derivative” in Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2018, 267, 208-216.

[123] Li, L.; Wang S.; Lan H.X.; Gong G.Y.; Zhu Y.F.; Tse Y.C.*; Wong, K.M.C.* “Rhodol Derivatives as Selective Fluorescent Probes for the Detection of HgII Ions and the Bioimaging of Hypochlorous Acid” in ChemistryOpen, 2018, 7, 136-143. (Front cover and cover profile)

[122] Tang, M.C.; Tsang, D.P.K.; Chan, M.Y. *; Wong, K.M.C; Yam, V.W.W.* “A New Class of Gold(III) Complexes with Saturated Poly(benzyl ether) Dendrons for Solution-processable Blue-green-emitting Organic Light-emitting Devices” in Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 2017, 1, 2559-2568.

[121] Law, B.Y.K., Qu, Y.Q.; Mok, S.W.F.; Liu H., Wu, Z. Han, Y., Gordillo-Martinez, F.; Chan, W.K.; Wong, K.M.C.*; Wong B.K.W.* “New perspectives of cobalt tris(bipyridine) system: anti-cancer effect and its collateral sensitivity towards multidrug-resistant (MDR) cancers” in Oncotarget, 2017, 8, 55003-55021.

[120] Yim, K.C.; Au, V.K.M.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Luminescent Bis-Cyclometalated Gold(III) Complexes with Alkynyl Ligands of Hexaphenylbenzene and Hexabenzocoronene Derivatives and Their Supramolecular Assembly” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2017, 23, 5772-5786.

[119] Kwok, E.C.H; Chan, M.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Design and synthesis of dinuclear alkynylplatinum(II) terpyridine complexes as sensitizers for light-harvesting” in Polyhedron, 2016, 120, 54-59.

[118] Yim, K.C.; Au, V.K.M.; Hung, L.L.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Luminescent Dinuclear Bis-Cyclometalated Gold(III) Alkynyls and Their Solvent-Dependent Morphologies through Supramolecular Self-Assembly” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2016, 22, 16258-16270.

[117] Boixel, J.; Zhu, Y.; Le Bozec, H.; Ali Benmensour, M.; Boucekkine, A.; Wong, K.M.C.; Colombo, A.; Roberto, D.; Guerchais, V.; Jacquemin, D. ” Contrasted photochromic and luminescent properties in dinuclear Pt(II) complexes linked through a central dithienylethene unit” in Chemical Communications, 2016, 52, 9833-9836.

[116] Li, Y.G.; Wong, K.M.C.; Wong, H.L.; Yam, V.W.W. “Helical Self-Assembly and Photopolymerization Properties of Achiral Amphiphilic Platinum(II) Diacetylene Complexes of Tridentate 2,6Bis(1-alkylpyrazol-3-yl)pyridines” in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 27, 17445-17453.

[115] Chan, A.K.W; Wu, D; Wong, K.M.C.*; Yam, V.W.W.* “Rhodium(I) Complexes of Tridentate N-Donor Ligands and Their Supramolecular Assembly Studies” in Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, 7, 3685-3691.

[114] Leung, S. Y. L.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Self-assembly of alkynylplatinum(II) terpyridine amphiphiles into nanostructures via steric control and metal-metal interactions” in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2016, 113, 2845-2850.

[113] Li, L.; Wang, C.Y.; Wu, J.J.; Tse, Y.C.; Cai, Y.P.; Wong, K.M.C.* “A Molecular Chameleon with Fluorescein and Rhodamine Spectroscopic Behaviors” in Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, 1, 205-213.

[112] Wang, C.; Lam, H. C.; Zhu, N.; Wong, K.M.C.* “Introduction of luminescent rhenium(I), ruthenium(II), iridium(III) and rhodium(III) systems into rhodamine-tethered ligands for the construction of bichromophoric chemosensors” in Dalton Trans, 2015, 44, 15250-15263.

[111] Chan, A. K. W.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Supramolecular Assembly of Isocyanorhodium(I) Complexes: An Interplay of Rhodium(I)center dot center dot center dot Rhodium(I) Interactions, Hydrophobic-Hydrophobic Interactions, and Host-Guest Chemistry” in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 6920–6931.

[110] Chan, A.K.W.; Lam, W.H.; Tanaka, Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Multiaddressable molecular rectangles with reversible host-guest interactions: Modulation of pH-controlled guest release and capture” in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2015, 112, 690-695.

[109] Hung, L.L.; Lam, W.H.; Wong, K.M.C.; Cheng, E.C.C.; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.*  “Synthesis, luminescence and electrochemical properties of luminescent dinuclear mixedvalence gold complexes with alkynyl bridges” in Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 2015, 2, 453-466.

[108] Wong, K.M.C.*; Wang, C.; Lam, H.C.; Zhu, N. “Bichromophoric rhodamine-rhenium(I) and -iridium(III) sensory system: Synthesis, characterizations, photophysical and selective metal ions binding studies” in Polyhedron, 2015, 86, 133-140.

[107] Tang, M.C.; Tsang, D.P.K.; Wong, Y.C.; Chan, M.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Bipolar Gold(III) Complexes for Solution-Processable Organic Light-Emitting Devices with a Small Efficiency Roll-Off” in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136, 17861-17868.

[106] Lee, S.H.; Chan, C.T.L.; Wong, K.M.C.; Lam, W.H.; Kwok, W.M.*; Yam, V.W.W.* “Design and Synthesis of Bipyridine Platinum(II) Bisalkynyl Fullerene Donor-Chromophore-Acceptor Triads with Ultrafast Charge Separation” in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136, 10041-10052.

[105] Chung, W.K.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Design, Synthesis, Photophysical Studies and Electrochemistry of Carbazole-, Oxadiazole-, and Oxadiazole-Triarylamine-Containing Rhenium(I) Diimine Alkynyl Complexes” in Chinese Journal of Chemistry, 2014, 32, 1015-1021.

[104] Kwok, E.C.H.; Chan, M.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Molecular dyads comprising metalloporphyrin and alkynylplatinum(II) polypyridine terminal groups for use as a sensitizer in dye-sensitized solar cells” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2014, 20, 3142-3153.

[103] Tang, M.C.; Chan, C.K.M.; Tsang, D.P.K.; Wong, Y.C.; Chan, M.M.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Saturated Red-Light-Emitting Gold(III) Triphenylamine Dendrimers for Solution-Processable Organic Light-Emitting Devices” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2014, 20, 15233-15241.

[102] Wong, K.M.C.; Chan, M.M.Y.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Supramolecular Assembly of Metal-Ligand Chromophores for Sensing and Phosphorescent OLED Applications” in Advanced Materials, 2014, 26, 5558-5568.

[101] Lee, S.H.; Chan, C.T.; L.; Wong K.M.C.; Lam, W.H.; Kwok, W.M.*; Yam, V.W.W.* “Synthesis and photoinduced electron transfer in platinum(II) bis(N-(4-ethynylphenyl) carbazole)bipyridine fullerene complexes” in Dalton Transactions, 2014, 43, 17624-17634.

[100] Li, Y.; Tsang, D.P.K.; Chan, C.K.M.; Wong, K.M.C.; Chan, M.Y.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Synthesis of Unsymmetric Bipyridine-Pt-II-Alkynyl Complexes through Post-Click Reaction with Emission Enhancement Characteristics and Their Applications as Phosphorescent Organic Light-Emitting Diodes” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2014, 20, 13710-13715.

[99] Yim, K.C.; Lam, E.S.H.; Wong, K.M.C.; Au, V.K.M.; Ko, C.C.; Lam, W.H.; Yam, V.W.W.*, “Synthesis, Characterization, Self-Assembly, Gelation, Morphology and Computational Studies of Alkynylgold(III) Complexes of 2,6-Bis(benzimidazol-2 ‘-yl)pyridine Derivatives” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2014, 20, 9930-9939.

[98] Wang, C.; Wong, K.M.C.* “Selective Hg2+ Sensing Behaviors of Rhodamine Derivatives with Extended Conjugation Based on Two Successive Ring-Opening Processes” in Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 52, 13432-13441.

[97] Tanaka, Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Platinum-Based Phosphorescent Double-Decker Tweezers: A Strategy for Extended Heterologous Metal–Metal Interactions” in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2013, 52, 14117-14120.

[96] Li, Y.; Zhao, L.; Tam, A.Y.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.*; Wu, L.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Luminescent Amphiphilic 2,6-Bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine-Platinum(II) Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, Electrochemical, Photophysical, and Langmuir–Blodgett Film-Formation Studies” Chemistry – A European Journal, 2013, 19, 14496-14505.

[95] Wong, K.M.C.; Au, V.K.M.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Noncovalent Metal–Metal Interactions” In: Jan Reedijk and Kenneth Poeppelmeier, editors. Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II, Vol 8. Oxford: Elsevier; 2013. p. 59-130. (Book Chapter)

[94] Moussa, J.; Wong, K.M.C.; Le, G.X.F.; Rager, M.N.; Chan, C.K.M.; Yam, V.W.W.*; Amouri, H.* “Dinuclear Platinum(II) Terpyridyl Complexes with a para-Diselenobenzoquinone Organometallic Linker: Synthesis, Structures, Room-Temperature Phosphorescence” in Organometallics, 2013, 32, 4985-4992.

[93] Au, V.K.M.; Tsang, D.P.K.; Wong, K.M.C.; Chan, M.Y.*; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Functionalized Bis-Cyclometalated Alkynylgold(III) Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, Electrochemistry, Photophysics, Photochemistry, and Electroluminescence Studies” Inorganic Chemistry, 2013, 52, 12713−12725.

[92] Leung, S.Y.L.; Lam, E.S.H.; Lam, W.H.; Wong, K.M.C.*; Wong, W.T.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Luminescent Cyclometalated Alkynylplatinum(II) Complexes with a Tridentate Pyridine-Based N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligand: Synthesis, Characterization, Electrochemistry, Photophysics, and Computational Studies” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2013, 19, 10360-10369.

[91] Li, Y.G.; Lam, E.S.H.; Tam, A.Y.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Lam, W.H.; Wu, L.X.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Cholesterol-/Estradiol-Appended Alkynylplatinum(II) Complexes as Supramolecular Gelators: Synthesis, Characterization, Photophysical and Gelation Studies” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2013, 19, 9987-9994.

[90] Tang, M.C.; Tsand, D.P.K.; Chan, M.M.Y.*; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Dendritic Luminescent Gold(III) Complexes for Highly Efficient Solution-Processable Organic Light-Emitting Devices” in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2013, 52, 446-449.

[89] Chung, W.K.; Wong, K.M.C.; Lam, W.H.; Zhu, X.; Zhu, N.; Kwok, H.S.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Syntheses, photophysical, electroluminescence and computational studies of rhenium(I) diimine triarylamine-containing alkynyl complexes” in New Journal of Chemistry, 2013, 37, 1753-1767 (Invited article, part of themed collection: 崛起的中国—Hello from China!).

[88] Tanaka, Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Host-Guest Interactions of Phosphorescent Molecular Tweezers Based on an Alkynylplatinum(II) Terpyridine System with Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2013, 19, 390-399.

[87] Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Molecular Design and Synthesis of Photofunctional Materials” Chapter 7 in “Molecular Design and Applications of Photofunctional Polymers and Materials” Ed. Wong, R.W.Y.; Abd-El-Aziz, A.S. R.S.C.; Cambridge, U.K. 2012. (Book Chapter)

[86] Yin, Z.; Tam, A. Y.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Tao, C.H.; Li, B.; Poon, C.T.; Wu, L.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Functionalized BODIPY with various sensory units –a versatile colorimetric and luminescent probe for pH and ions” in Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 11340-11350.

[85] Lam, E.S.H.; Tam, A.Y.Y.; Lam, W.H.; Wong, K.M.C.; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Structure, photophysical properties and computational study of a highly luminescent mixed-metal platinum(II)-silver(I) system. Potential building blocks for emissive supramolecular structures” in Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 8773-8776.

[84] Li, M.-J.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yi, C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “New Ruthenium(II) Complexes Functionalized with Coumarin Derivatives: Synthesis, Energy-Transfer-Based Sensing of Esterase, Cytotoxicity, and Imaging Studies” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2012, 18, 8724-8730.

[83] Tanaka, Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Phosphorescent molecular tweezers based on alkynylplatinum(II) terpyridine system: turning on of NIR emission via heterologous Pt/M interactions (M = PtII, PdII, AuIII and AuI)” in Chemical Science, 2012, 3, 1185-1191.

[82] Yam, V.W.W.*; Wong, K.M.C. “Luminescent metal complexes of d6, d8 and d10 transition metal centres” in Chemical Communications, 2011, 47, 11579–11592 (invited Highlights in Chemistry to celebrate the IYC 2011).

[81] Po, C.; Tam, A.Y.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Supramolecular Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Anionic Platinum(II) Complexes – A Correlation between Spectroscopic and Morphological Properties” in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011, 133, 12136–12143.

[80] Chan, C.K.M.; Tao, C.H.; Li, K.F.; Wong, K.M.C.; Zhu, N.; Cheah, K.W.*; Yam, V.W.W.* “Design, Synthesis, Characterization, Luminescence and Non-Linear Optical (NLO) Properties of Multinuclear Platinum(II) Alkynyl Complexes” in Dalton Transactions, 2011, 40, 10670-10685 (invited article, Dalton Transactions 40th Birthday Issue).

[79] Li, Y.G.; Tam, A.Y.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.*; Li, W.; Wu, L.X.*; Yam, V.W.W.* “Synthesis and Characterization of Multifunctional Platinum(II) Bipyridine Complexes and the Study of Their Photochromic, Luminescence, Metallogelation and Liquid Crystalline Properties” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2011, 17, 8048-8059 (Highlighted as Frontispiece).

[78] Wang, C.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.* “Bichromophoric Rhodamine-Iridium(III) Sensory System: Modulation of the Energy-Transfer Process through a Selective Sensing Behavior” in Inorganic Chemistry, 2011, 50, 5333-5335.

[77] Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Self-Assembly of Luminescent Alkynylplatinum(II) Terpyridyl Complexes: Modulation of Photophysical Properties through Aggregation Behavior” in Accounts of Chemical Research 2011, 44, 424-434 (invited article; highlighted as Cover Page of Issue 6).

[76] Chen, Z.; Wong, K.M.C.; Kwok, E.C.H.; Zhu, N.; Zu, Y.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence of Platinum(II) Alkynyl Terpyridine Complex with Peroxydisulfate as Coreactant” in Inorganic Chemistry, 2011, 50, 2125-2132.

[75] Au, K.M.; Wong, K.M.C.; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Luminescent Cyclometalated Dialkynylgold(III) Complexes of 2-Phenylpyridine Type Derivatives with Readily Tunable Emission Properties” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2011, 17, 130-142.

[74] Chan, C.K.M.; Tao, C.H.; Li, K.F. Wong, K.M.C.; Zhu, N.; Cheah, K.W.*; Yam, V.W.W.* “Synthesis, Characterization, Luminescence and Nonlinear Optical (NLO) Properties of Truxene-Containing Platinum(II) Alkynyl Complexes” in Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2011, 696, 1163-1173 (invited article, special issue on JOM Symposium, ICOMC).

[73] Chan, K.H.Y.; Chow, H.S.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yeung, M.C.L.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Towards thermochromic and thermoresponsive near-infrared (NIR) luminescent molecular materials through the modulation of inter- and/or intramolecular Pt···Pt, π–π interactions” in Chemical Science, 2010, 1, 477-482 (Invited article, Inaugural Issue).

[72] Lin, F.; Peng, H.Y.; Chen, J.X.; Chik D.T.W.; Cai, Z.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.; Wong H.N.C.* “Synthesis and Photophysical Studies of Chiral Helical Macrocyclic Scaffolds via Coordination-Driven Self-Assembly of 1,8,9,16-Tetraethynyltetraphenylene. Formation of Monometallic Platinum(II) and Dimetallic Platinum(II)−Ruthenium(II) Complexes” in Journal of American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 16383-16392.

[71] Au, K.M.; Wong, K.M.C.; Tsang, D.P.K.; Chan, M.Y.*; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.* “High-Efficiency Green Organic Light-Emitting Devices Utilizing Phosphorescent Bis-Cyclometalated Alkynylgold(III) Complexes” in Journal of American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 14273-14278.

[70] Kwok, E.C.H.; Chan, M.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Lam, W.H.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Functionalized Alkynylplatinum(II) Polypyridyl Complexes for Use as Sensitizer in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2010, 16, 12244-12254.

[69] Yeung, M.C.L.; Wong, K.M.C.; Tsang, Y.K.T.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Aptamer-induced self-assembly of a NIR-emissive platinum(II) terpyridyl complex for label- and immobilization-free detection of lysozyme and thrombin” in Chemical Communications, 2010, 46, 7709-7711.

[68] Li Yongguang, Wong, K.M.C.; Tam, A.Y.Y.; Wu, L.X.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Thermo- and acid-responsive photochromic spironaphthoxazine-containing organogelators” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2010, 16, 8690-8698.

[67] Zhao, L.; Wong, K.M.C.*; Li, B.; Li, W.; Zhu, N.; Wu L.X.*; Yam, V.W.W.* “Luminescent Amphiphilic 2,6-Bis(1-alkylpyrazol-3-yl)pyridyl Platinum(II) Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, Electrochemical, Photophysical, and Langmuir–Blodgett Film Formation Studies” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2010, 16, 6797-6809.

[66] Au, K.M.; Wong, K.M.C.; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Luminescent Cyclometalated N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Containing Organogold(III) Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, Electrochemistry and Photophysical Studies” in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2009, 131, 9076-9085.

[65] Yu, C.; Chan, K.H.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Nucleic Acid-Induced Self-Assembly of Platinum(II) Terpyridyl Complex: Detection of G-Quadruplex Formation and Nuclease Activity” in Chemical Communications, 2009, 25, 3756-3758.

[64] Yam, V.W.W.*; Song, H.O.; Chan, S.T.W.; Zhu, N.; Tao, C.H.; Wong, K.M.C.; Wu, L.X. “Synthesis, Characterization, Ion-Binding Properties and Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET) Behavior of Rhenium(I) Complexes Containing a Coumarin-Appended 2,2’-Bipyridine” in Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2009, 113, 11674-11682 (invited article, Masuhara Festschrift special issue dedicated to Prof. Hiroshi Masuhara).

[63] Tam, A.Y.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Unusual Luminescence Enhancement of Metallogels of Alkynylplatinum(II) Bzimpy Complexes Upon a Gel-to-Sol Phase Transition at Elevated Temperature” in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2009, 131, 6253-6260.

[62] Tam, A.Y.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Influence of Counter-Anion on the Chiral Supramolecular Assembly of Alkynylplatinum(II) Terpyridyl Metallogels That Are Stabilized by Pt···Pt and π–π Interactions” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2009, 15, 4775-4778.

[61] Tam, A.Y.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Luminescent Alkynylplatinum(II) Terpyridyl Metallogels Stabilized by Pt···Pt, π–π and Hydrophobic-Hydophobic Interactions” in Langmuir, 2009, 25, 8685-8695.

[60] Tang, R.P.L.; Wong, K.M.C.; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Luminescence, Electrochemistry and Host-Guest Properties of Dinuclear Platinum(II) Terpyridyl Complexes of Sulfur-Containing Bridging Ligands” in Dalton Transactions, 2009, 20, 3911-3922 (invited article; Special Theme Issue in Supramolecular Photochemistry).

[59] Chan, K.H.Y.; Lam, J.W.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Tang, B.Z.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Chiral Poly(4-ethynylbenzoyl-L-valine) Induced Helical Self-Assembly of Alkynylplatinum(II) Terpyridyl Complexes with Tunable Electronic Absorption, Emission and Circular Dichroism Changes” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2009, 15, 2328-2334.

[58] Chen, Z.F.; Wong, K.M.C.; Au, V.K.M.; Zu, Y.B.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence of a Bis-cyclometalated Alkynylgold(III) Complex with Irreversible Oxidation using Tri-n-propylamine as Co-reactant” in Chemical Communications, 2009, 7, 791-793.

[57] Wong, K.M.C.; Lam, W.H.; Yam, V.W.W.*; Zhou, Z.-Y. “A Luminescent Trinuclear Platinum(II) Pt3C2 System Having a “Naked” C≡C2 Ligand Swapping Amongst Three Unsupported Platinum(II) Moieties” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2008, 14, 10928-10931.

[56] Yu, C.; Chan, K.H.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Polyelectrolyte-Induced Self-Assembly of Positively Charged Alkynylplatinum(II) Terpyridyl Complexes in Aqueous Media” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2008, 14, 4577-4584.

[55] Tam, A.Y.Y.; Lam, W.H.; Wong, K.M.C.; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Synthesis, Characterization, Electrochemical, Photophysical, and Computational Studies of Luminescent Alkynylplatinum(II) Complexes of 2,6-Bis(N-alkylbenzimiazol-2’-yl)pyridine Type Ligands with Ready Tunability of the Nature of the Emissive States Via Solvent and Electronic Property Modulation” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2008, 14, 4562-4576.

[54] Sun, Q.-F.; Wong, K.M.C.; Liu, L.-X.; Huang, H.P.; Yu, S.Y.*; Yam, V.W.W.*; Li, Y.-Z.; Pan, Y.J.; Yu, K.C. “Self-Assembly, Structures and Photophysical Properties of 4, 4’-Bipyrazolate-linked Metallo-macrocycles with Dimetal Clips” in Inorganic Chemistry, 2008, 47, 2142-2154.

[53] Yam, V.W.W.*: Wong, K.M.C. “From Simple Molecules to Molecular Functional Materials and Nanoscience” in Z. Tang, P. Sheng (eds), Nano Science and Technology, Nanoscale Phenomena: 2007, Chapter 19, p219-236 (Invited article, Book Chapter).

[52] Moussa, J.; Wong, K.M.C.; Chamoreau, L.M.; Amouri, H.*; Yam, V.W.W.* “Luminescent 1D Chain of Platinum(II) Terpyridyl Units with p-Dithiobenzoquinone Organometallic Linker: Self-aggregation Imparted from Pt···Pt/π–π Interactions” in Dalton Transactions, 2007, 32, 3526-3530.

[51] Tam, A.Y.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Wang, G.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Luminescent Metallogels of Platinum(II) Terpyridyl Complexes: Interplay of Metal···Metal, π–π and Hydrophobic–Hydrophobic Interactions on Gel Formation” in Chemical Communications, 2007, 20, 2028-2030.

[50] Wong, K.M.C.; Hung, L.L.; Lam, W.H.; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.* “A New Class of Luminescent Alkynylgold(III) Cyclometalated Complexes – Synthesis, Characterization, Electrochemical, Photophysical and Computational Studies of [Au(C^N^C)(C≡C-R)] (C^N^C = diaryl-2,6-pyridine)” in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2007, 129, 4350-4365.

[49] Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Luminescence Platinum(II) Terpyridyl Complexes – From Fundamental Studies to Sensory Functions” in Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2007, 251, 2477-2488 (Invited article for the contribution of the “Hong Kong Issue”).

[48] Lee, J.K.W.; Ko, C.C.; Wong, K.M.C.; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.* “A Photochromic Platinum(II) Bis(alkynyl) Complex Containing a Versatile 5,6-Dithienyl-1,10-phenanthroline” in Organometallics, 2007, 28, 12-15.

[47] Yu, C.; Chan, K.H.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Single-Stranded Nucleic Acid-induced Helical Self-assembly of Alkynylplatinum(II) Terpyridyl Complexes” in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A., 2006, 103, 19652-19657.

[46] Yam, V.W.W.*; Chan, K.H.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Chu, B.W.K. “Luminescent Dinuclear Platinum(II) Terpyridine Complexes with a Flexible Bridge and ‘Sticky Ends’” in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2006, 45, 6169-6173.

[45] Wong, K.M.C.; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Unprecedented Formation of an Acetamidate-bridged Dinuclear Platinum(II) Terpyridyl Complex Correlation of Luminescence Properties with the Crystal Forms and Dimerization Studies in Solution” in Chemical Communications, 2006, 32, 3441-3443.

[44] Lo, H.S.; Yip, S.K.; Wong, K.M.C.; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Selective Luminescence Chemosensing of Potassium Ions Based on a Novel Platinum(II) Alkynylcalix[4]crown-5 Complex” in Organometallics, 2006, 25, 3537-3540.

[43] Yam, V.W.W.*; Wong, K.M.C. “Luminescent Molecular Rods – Transition Metal Alkynyl Complexes” in Topics in Current Chemistry, 2005, 257, 1-32 (Invited article; special volume on Molecular Wires and Electronics).

[42] Lam, S.C.F.; Wong, K.M.C.*; Cheng, E.C.C.; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Luminescent Rhenium(I) Platinum(II) Polypyridine Bichromophoric Alkynyl-bridged Molecular Rods” in Organometallics, 2005, 24, 4298-4305.

[41] Wong, K.M.C.; Zhu, X.; Hung, L.L.; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.*; Kwok, H.S. “A Novel Class of Phosphorescent Gold(III) Alkynyl-based Organic Light-emitting Devices with Tunable Colour” in Chemical Communications, 2005, 23, 2906-2908.

[40] Tang, W.S.; Lu, X.X.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Synthesis, Photophysics and Binding Studies of Platinum(II) Alkynyl Terpyridine Complexes with Crown Ether Pendant. Potential Luminescent Sensors for Metal Ions” in Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2005, 15, 2714-2720.

[39] Yam, V.W.W.*; Chan, K.H.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.*; Zhu, N. “Luminescent Platinum(II) Terpyridyl Complexes: Effect of Counter Ions on Solvent-induced Aggregation and Color Changes” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2005, 11, 4535-4543.

[38] Yam, V.W.W.*; Wong, K.M.C.; Hung, L.L.; Zhu, N. “Luminescent Gold(III) Alkynyl Complexes: Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Luminescence Properties” in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2005, 44, 3107-3110.

[37] Wong, K.M.C.; Tang, W.S.; Lu, X.X.; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Functionalized Platinum(II) Terpyridyl Alkynyl Complexes As Colorimetric and Luminescence pH Sensors” in Inorganic Chemistry, 2005, 44, 1492-1498.

[36] Wong. K.M.C.; Li, W.P.; Cheung, K.K.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Synthesis, Photophysics, Electrochemistry and Metal Ion-Binding Studies of Rhenium(I) Complexes with Crown Ether Pendants: Selective and Specific Binding Properties for Various Metal Ions” in New Journal of Chemistry, 2005, 29, 165-172.

[35] Yu, C.; Wong, K.M.C.; Chan, K.H.Y.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Polymer-Induced Self-Assembly of Alkynylplatinum(II) Terpyridyl Complexes Via Metal···Metal/π···π Interactions” in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2005, 44, 791-794.

[34] Li, C.K.; Lu, X.X.; Wong, K.M.C.; Chan, C.L.; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Molecular Design of Luminescence Ion Probes for Various Cations Based on Weak Gold(I)···Gold(I) Interactions in Dinuclear Gold(I) Complexes” in Inorganic Chemistry, 2004, 43, 7421-7430.

[33] Wong, K.M.C.; Tang, W.S.; Chu, B.W.K.; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Synthesis, Photophysical Properties and Biomolecular Labeling Studies of Luminescent Platinum(II)-Terpyridyl Alkynyl Complexes” in Organometallics, 2004, 23, 3459-3465.

[32] Li, J.R.; Bu, X.H.*; Zhang, R.H.; Duan, C.Y.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W. “Lanthanide Perchlorate Complexes with 1,4-Bis(phenylsulfinyl)butane: Structures and Luminescent Properties” in New Journal of Chemistry, 2004, 28, 261-265.

[31] Ko, C.C.; Wu, L.X.; Wong, K.M.C.; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Synthesis, Characterisation and Photochromic Studies of Spirooxazine-Containing 2,2’-Bipyridine Ligands and Their Rhenium(I) Tricarbonyl Complexes” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2004, 10, 766-776.

[30] Wong, K.M.C.; Lam, S.C.F.; Ko, C.C.; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.*; Roué, S.; Lapinte, C.*; Fathallah, S.; Costuas, K.; Kahlal, S.; Halet, J.F.* “Electro-Switchable Photoluminescence Activity: Synthesis, Spectroscopy, Electrochemistry, Photophysics, and X-ray Crystal and Electronic Structures of [Re(bpy)(CO)3(C≡C-C6H4-C≡C)Fe(dppe)(C5Me5)][PF6]n (n = 0, 1)” in Inorganic Chemistry, 2003, 42, 7086-7097.

[29] Yam, V.W.W.*; Li, B.; Yang, Y.; Chu, B.W.K.; Wong, K.M.C.; Cheung, K.K. “Preparation, Photoluminescence and Electroluminescence Behavior of Langmuir-Blodgett Films of Rhenium(I) Bipyridyl Surfactant Complexes” in European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2003, 22, 4035-4042.

[28] Yam, V.W.W.*; Lo, W.Y.; Lam, C.H.; Fung, W.K.M.; Wong, K.M.C.; Lau, V.C.Y.; Zhu, N. “Synthesis and Luminescence Behaviour of Mixed-Metal Rhenium(I)-Copper(I) and –Silver(I) Alkynyl Complexes” in Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2003, 245, 39-47 (invited article; Special Issue on ICCC35).

[27] Yam, V.W.W.*; Wong, K.M.C.; Zhu, N. “Luminescent Platinum(II) Terpyridyl-Capped Carbon-Rich Molecular Rods – An Extension From Molecular To Nanometer Scale Dimensions” in Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 2003, 42, 1400-1403.

[26] Yam, V.W.W.*; Wong, K.M.C.; Chong, S.H.F.; Lau, V.C.Y.; Lam, S.C.F.; Zhang L.J.; Cheung, K.K. “Synthesis, Electrochemistry and Structural Characterization of Luminescent Rhenium(I) Monoynyl Complexes and their Homo- and Hetero-metallic Binuclear Complexes” in Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2003, 670, 205-220 (invited article; Special Issue on Recent Developments in Metal Alkynyl Organometallic Chemistry).

[25] Tao, C.H.; Wong, K.M.C.; Zhu, N.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Versatile Precursors for Multinuclear Platinum(II) Alkynyl Assembly – Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Electrochemical Studies of Luminescent Platinum(II) Alkynyl Complexes” in New Journal of Chemistry, 2003, 27, 150-154 (invited article; “All Aboard” special issue).

[24] Yam, V.W.W.*; Hui, C.K.; Wong, K.M.C.; Zhu, N.; Cheung, K.K. “Syntheses, Structural Characterization and Luminescence Behavior of Face-to-Face Diplatinum(II) Alkynyl Complexes” in Organometallics, 2002, 21, 4326-4334.

[23] Yam, V.W.W.*; Tang, R.P.L.; Wong, K.M.C.; Lu, X.X.; Cheung, K.K.; Zhu, N. “Syntheses, Electronic Absorption, Emission and Ion-Binding Studies of Platinum(II) C^N^C and Terpyridyl Complexes Containing Crown Ether Pendants” in Chemistry – A European Journal, 2002, 8, 4066-4076.

[22] Yam, V.W.W.*; Wong, K.M.C.; Zhu, N. “Solvent-Induced Aggregation through Metal···Metal/π···π Interactions: Large Solvatochromism of Luminescent Organoplatinum(II) Terpyridyl Complexes” in Journal of American Chemical Society, 2002, 124, 6506-6507.

[21] Moy, H.Y.; Chow, P.Y.; Yu, W.L.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.*; Gan, L.M. “Ruthenium Complexes in Polymerised Bicontinuous Microemulsions” in Chemical Communications, 2002, 9, 982-983.

[20] Wong, K.M.C.; Hui, C.K.; Yu, K.L.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Luminescence Studies of Dinuclear Platinum(II) Alkynyl Complexes and Their Mixed-Metal Platinum(II)–Copper(I) and –Silver(I) Complexes” in Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2002, 229, 123-132.

[19] Bu, X.-H.*; Liu, H.; Du, M.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.*; Shionoya, M. “Coordinative Versatility of 2,3-Bis(2-pyridyl)-5,8-dimethoxyquinoxaline (L) to Different Metal Ions: Synthesis, Crystal Structures and Properties of [CuIL]22+ and [ML]2+ (M = CuII, NiII, ZnII and CoII)” in Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2002, 333, 32-40.

[18] Yam, V.W.W.*; Tang, R.P.L.; Wong, K.M.C.; Cheung, K.K. “Synthesis, Luminescence, Electrochemistry, and Ion-binding Studies of Platinum(II) Terpyridyl Acetylide Complexes” in Organometallics, 2001, 20, 4476-4482.

[17] Bu, X.X.*; Liu, H.; Du, M.; Wong, K.M.C.; Yam, V.W.W.* “Novel Boxlike Dinuclear or Chain Polymeric Silver(I) Complexes with Polypyridyl Bridging Ligands: Syntheses, Crystal Structures, and Spectroscopic and Electrochemical Properties” in Inorganic Chemistry, 2001, 40, 4143-4149.

[16] Yam, V.W.W.*; Chan, C.L.; Li, C.K.; Wong, K.M.C. “Molecular Design of Luminescent Dinuclear Gold(I) Thiolate Complexes: from Fundamentals to Chemosensing” in Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2001, 216, 173-194.

[15] Yam, V.W.W.*; Zhang, L.J.; Tao, C.H.; Wong, K.M.C.; Cheung, K.K. “Synthesis and Structural Characterisation of Luminescent Di- and Tri-nuclear Palladium(II) Acetylide Complexes as Building Blocks for Metallodendrimers” in Journal Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, 2001, 7, 1111-1116.

[14] Yam, V.W.W.*; Yu, K.L.; Wong, K.M.C.*; Cheung, K.K. “Synthesis and Structural Characterization of a Novel Luminescent Tetranuclear Mixed-metal Platinum(II)-copper(I) Complex” in Organometallics, 2001, 20, 721-726.

[13] Yam, V.W.W.*; Tao, C.H.; Zhang, L.J.; Wong, K.M.C.; Cheung, K.K. “Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Luminescence Properties of Branched Palladium(II) and Platinum(II) Acetylide Complexes” in Organometallics, 2001, 20, 453-459.

[12] Yam, V.W.W.*; Tang, R.P.L.; Wong, K.M.C.*; Ko, C.C.; Cheung, K.K. “Synthesis, Photophysics and Ion-Binding Studies of a Platinium(II) Terpyridine Complex with Crown Ether Pendant. X-Ray Crystal Structure of [Pt(trpy)(S-benzo-15-Crown-5)]PF6” in Inorganic Chemistry, 2001, 40, 571-574.

[11] Yam, V.W.W.*; Pui, Y.L.; Wong, K.M.C.; Cheung, K.K. “Syntheses and Structural Characterization of Novel Luminescent Heteronuclear Rhenium(I)-Zinc(II) and -Cadmium(II) Chalcogenolate Complexes” in Chemical Communications, 2000, 18, 1751-1752.

[10] Yam, V.W.W.*; Cheung, K.L.; Yuan, L.H.; Wong, K.M.C.; Cheung, K.K. “Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Binding Studies of a Novel Dinuclear Gold(I) Calix[4]crown Acetylide Complex” in Chemical Communications, 2000, 16, 1513-1514.

[9] Yam, V.W.W.*; Pui, Y.L.; Wong, K.M.C.; Cheung, K.K. “Synthesis, Structural Characterization, Photophysics, Photochemistry and Electrochemistry of Nitrido- and Trans– Dioxorhenium(V) Complexes with Substituted Dppe Ligands (Dppe = bis(diphenylphosphino)-ethane)” in Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2000, 300-301, 721-732.

[8] Yam, V.W.W.*; Ko, C.C.; Wong, K.M.C.; Cheung, K.K. “Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Photochromic Properties of Rhenium(I) Complexes Containing Spironaphthoxazine Moiety” in Organometallics, 2000, 19, 1820-1822.

[7] Yam, V.W.W.*; Chan, C.L.; Choi, S.W.K.; Wong, K.M.C.; Cheng, E.C.C.; Yu, S.C.; Ng, P.K.; Chan, W.K.*; Cheung, K.K. “Synthesis, Photoluminescent and Electroluminescent Behaviour of Four-Coordinate Tetrahedral Gold(I) Complexes. X-Ray Crystal Structure of [Au(dppn)2]Cl” in Chemical Communications, 2000, 1, 53-54.

[6] Yam, V.W.W.*; Chong, S.H.F.; Wong, K.M.C.; Cheung, K.K. “Synthesis and Luminescence Behaviour of Mixed-Metal Rhenium(I)-Copper(I) and -Silver(I) Alkynyl Complexes. X-Ray Crystal Structures of [{h2‑Re(CO)3(bpy)(C≡CPh)}2Cu]PF6 and of [{η2‑Re(CO)3(bpy)(C≡CPh)}2Ag]PF6” in Chemical Communications, 1999, 11, 1013-1014.

[5] Yam, V.W.W.*; Lo, K.K.W.; Wong, K.M.C. “Luminescent Polynuclear Metal Acetylides” in Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 1999, 578, 3-30 (invited article).

[4] Yam, V.W.W.*; Fung, W.K.M.; Wong, K.M.C.; Lau, V.C.Y.; Cheung, K.K. “Synthesis, Luminescence and Electrochemistry of Novel Pentanuclear Rhenium(I)-Copper(I) Mixed-Metal Acetylide Complexes. X-Ray crystal Structure of [Cu3(μ-dppm)3{μ3η1-C≡CC6H4C≡C-p-Re(bpy)(CO)3}2]+” in Chemical Communications, 1998, 7, 777-778.

[3] Yam, V.W.W.*; Wong, K.M.C.; Cheung, K.K. “Synthesis and Structure of a Novel Binuclear Rhenium(I) Complex Containing an Unusual Bridging Ligand Derived from Coordinated Acetonitrile. Unusual Reactivity of [Re(CO)3(bpy)(MeCN)]+” in Chemical Communications, 1998, 1, 135-136.

[2] Yam, V.W.W.*; Wong, K.M.C.; Cheung, K.K. “Synthesis, Photophysics, and Electrochemistry of Luminescent Binuclear Rhenium(I) Complexes Containing μ-Bridging Thiolates. X-Ray Crystal Structure of [{Re(bpy)(CO)3}2(μ-SC6H4-CH3p)]OTf” in Organometallics, 1997, 16, 1729-1734.

[1] Yam, V.W.W.*; Wong, K.M.C.; Lee, V.W.M.; Lo, K.K.W.; Cheung, K.K. “Synthesis, Photophysics, Ion-Binding Studies, and Structural Characterization of Organometallic Rhenium(I) Crown Complexes” in Organometallics, 1995, 14, 4034-4036.

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