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Regioselective functionalization of tetrabromophenanthroline-ruthenium complexes

Rau, Sven and Fischer, Reinald and Jäger, Michael and Schäfer, Bernhard and Meyer, Susann and Kreisel, Günter and Görls, Helmar and Rudolf, Manfred and Henry, William and Vos, Johannes G. (2004) Regioselective functionalization of tetrabromophenanthroline-ruthenium complexes. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2004 (10). pp. 2001-2003. ISSN 1434-1948

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Structural, photophysical and -chemical characterisation and reactivity of a novel polypyridyl ruthenium complex based on 3,5,6,8-tetra-bromophenanthroline are discussed. Signal storage at a molecular level is great challenge for chemistry.1 The possibility of connecting different functionalities selectively to one ligand of a metal complex may open the route towards higher integrated molecular units capable of processing various external stimuli in a predesignated order. The implementation of this concept demands ligands with a multitude of potential connecting groups which can selectively be transformed.2 3-bromo- and 3,8-dibromophenanthrolines have proved useful for the preparation of mononuclear3 and multiheteronuclear complexes.4 These systems have found applications ranging from DNA photoprobes5 to metalloligands in catalysis.6 A very useful feature of this bromophenanthroline ruthenium complexes is their susceptibility towards nucleophilic aromatic substitution which is very well established.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:ruthenium; nucleophilic substitution; phenanthroline;
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Chemistry
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons
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ID Code:35
Deposited On:27 Oct 2006 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 30 Jan 2009 11:12

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