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Structural and photophysical properties of luminescent cyanometallates [M(diimine)(CN)4]2 and their supramolecular assemblies

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Abstract

Luminescent complexes of the [M(diimine)(CN)4]2 family (M = Ru, Os), and their polynuclear analogues, are structurally versatile components for preparation of supramolecular assemblies based on interaction of the cyanide groups with other metal ions or metal complexes via direct coordination, hydrogen bonding, or halogen bonding. In addition their environment-dependent photophysical properties (solvatochromism and metallochromism), and the ability of the CN groups to act as reporters for excited state behaviour via time-resolved IR spectroscopy, make these fragments spectroscopically as well as structurally versatile. This Perspective article summarises work from the author's group over the last decade on the structures and photophysical properties of these fascinating complexes and their supramolecular assemblies.

Graphical abstract: Structural and photophysical properties of luminescent cyanometallates [M(diimine)(CN)4]2− and their supramolecular assemblies

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The article was received on 14 Apr 2010, accepted on 26 May 2010 and first published on 08 Jul 2010


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT00312C
Dalton Trans., 2010,39, 8851-8867

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    Structural and photophysical properties of luminescent cyanometallates [M(diimine)(CN)4]2 and their supramolecular assemblies

    M. D. Ward, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 8851
    DOI: 10.1039/C0DT00312C

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