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Exciton coupling in coordination compounds

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Abstract

This Perspective reviews the impact of exciton coupling on the spectroscopic properties of coordination compounds. Exciton coupling features arise in electronic absorption and circular dichroism spectra when chromophores are brought into close spatial proximity, for example by coordination to a metal centre. The analysis of these features can reveal much information such as the geometry of a complex and its absolute configuration. The extension of the exciton coupling model to polynuclear metallosupramolecular arrays is discussed.

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The article was received on 14 Sep 2010, accepted on 11 Nov 2010 and first published on 14 Jan 2011


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01226B
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2011,40, 3097-3108
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    Exciton coupling in coordination compounds

    S. G. Telfer, T. M. McLean and M. R. Waterland, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 3097
    DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01226B

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