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Photofunctional multinuclear rhenium(I) diimine carbonyl complexes

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This account looks comprehensively at the syntheses, photophysical properties and applications of structurally diverse, multinuclear coordination compounds that embed a Re(I)-diimine-carbonyl moiety. Different types of linkages in terms of configuration and proper bridging lead to several types of discrete linear or cyclic macromolecular aggregates with different sizes, which consequently have a significant effect on their properties. The Re-backbone in the multinuclear assembly may have only a structural role and mainly exhibits host–guest behaviour for encapsulation, or it may produce photofunctional properties as a direct result of the Re(I) chromophoric unit, which makes these compounds applicable in light-harvesting systems or photochemical CO2 reduction. In particular, we would like to emphasize bisphosphine-bridged multinuclear complexes that exhibit outstanding photophysical properties.

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The article was received on 16 Feb 2017, accepted on 20 Mar 2017 and first published on 20 Mar 2017

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT00577F
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 8899-8919
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    Photofunctional multinuclear rhenium(I) diimine carbonyl complexes

    J. Rohacova and O. Ishitani, Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 8899
    DOI: 10.1039/C7DT00577F

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