Synthesis of Coumarin-Appended Pyridyl Tricarbonylrhenium(I) 2,2 -Bipyridyl complexes with oligoether spacer and their fluorescence resonance energy transfer studies

Mei Jin Li, Wai Ming Kwok, Wai Han Lam, Chi Hang Tao, Vivian Wing Wan Yam, Lee Phillips David

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A series of rhenium(I) complexes with appended coumarin ligand has been synthesized and characterized, and their fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) properties have been studied. The interaction of the complexes with metal ions was investigated by UV-vis, luminescence, and NMR spectroscopic methods. The binding of various metal ions of different sizes would cause the changes in the conformation of the molecule, leading to a change in the donor-acceptor distance and FRET efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1620-1630
Number of pages11
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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