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Recent developments in the supramolecular chemistry of terpyridine–metal complexes

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This critical review describes recent developments in the field of supramolecular chemistry of terpyridine–metal complexes. The synthesis and characteristics of single as well as multiple homo- and heterometallic complexes is discussed. Furthermore, complexes containing fullerenes, biological building blocks, extended aggregates of different architectures as well as rings are presented. A special emphasis is placed upon the properties (e.g. redox properties, luminescence etc.) of functional systems. Potential applications in optical nano-devices, molecular storage units, molecular switches and solar cells are discussed.

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Submitted
14 Jan 2004
First published
15 Jul 2004

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2004,33, 373-399
Article type
Critical Review

Recent developments in the supramolecular chemistry of terpyridine–metal complexes

H. Hofmeier and U. S. Schubert, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2004, 33, 373
DOI: 10.1039/B400653B

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