Institution name and department

Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, “Lendület” Supramolecular Chemistry Research Group

Position held





H-1117 Budapest, Magyar Tudósok Körútja 2,




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Key words


·       SCCs

·       stimuli-responsive


·       CPs

·       luminescence


·       MOFs



Areas of Research/Expertise

My research focuses on supramolecular chemistry, particularly self-assembled supramolecular coordination complexes (SCCs). Specifically, we are involved in the design, synthesis and structural characterization of supramolecular complexes that can alter their luminescence in response to multiple external stimuli, such as temperature, mechanical stress, light or presence of chemical species. We are interested in the development of mechanochemical methods for the synthesis of new crystalline and amorphous stimuli-responsive luminescent gold(I)-based SCCs. We have demonstrated the role of noncovalent interactions (aurophilic, hydrogen bonding and π···π) and solid-state phase transitions in the context of the stimuli-responsive behaviour of supramolecular complexes. We use a combination of X-ray crystallography and photoluminescence spectroscopy to understand the origin of stimuli-responsive luminescence properties. We are interested in new mechanochemical ways to prepare SCCs, CPs, MOFs and materials properties of the as-obtained compounds.

5 Most representative publications related to mechanochemistry 

1. Jobbágy, Cs.; Tunyogi, T.; Pálinkás, G., A versatile solvent-free mechanochemical route to the synthesis of heterometallic dicyanoaurate-based coordination polymers,  Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 7301–7308; DOI: 10.1021/ic200893n;

2. Jobbágy, Cs.; Molnár, M.; Baranyai, P.; Deák, A., Mechanochemical synthesis of crystalline and amorphous digold(I) helicates exhibiting anion and phase-switchable luminescence properties, Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 11807–11810; DOI: 10.1039/c4dt01214c;

3. Deák, A.; Jobbágy, Cs.; Marsi, G.; Molnár, M.; Szakács, Z.; Baranyai, P., Anion-, solvent-, temperature-, and mechano-responsive photoluminescence in gold(I) diphosphine-based dimers, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 11495–11508; DOI:  10.1002/chem.201501066;

5 Most representative publications non-related to Mechanochemistry

1. Deák, A.; Megyes, T.; Tárkányi, G.; Király, P.; Biczók, L.; Pálinkás, G.; Stang, P. J., Synthesis and solution- and solid-state characterization of gold(I) rings with short Au···Au interactions. Spontaneous resolution of a gold(I) complex, J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2006, 128, 12668–12670; DOI: 10.1021/ja064609x;

2. Deák, A.; Tunyogi, T.; Pálinkás, G., Synthesis and Structure of a Cyanoaurate-Based Organotin Polymer Exhibiting Unusual Ion-Exchange Properties, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 2815–2817; DOI: 10.1021/ja809067t;

3. Deák, A.; Tunyogi, T.; Károly, Z.; Klébert, Sz.; Pálinkás, G., Guest escape and uptake in nonporous crystals of a gold(I) macrocycle, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 13627–13629; DOI: 10.1021/ja105458e;

4. Deák, A.; Jobbágy, Cs., Stimuli-Responsive Dynamic Gold Complexes, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 4434–4449; DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201402249;

5. Jobbágy, Cs.; Baranyai, P.; Marsi, G.; Rácz, B.; Li, L.; Naumov, P.; Deák, A., Novel gold(I) diphosphine-based dimers with aurophilicity triggered multistimuli light-emitting

properties, J. Mater. Chem. C 2016, 4, 10253–10264; DOI: 10.1039/c6tc01427e;

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  • Université de Montpellier & Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier (UMR 5253)
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    34296 Montpellier, Cedex 5 (France)

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