A new class of highly solvatochromic dicyano rhenate(i) diimine complexes-synthesis, photophysics and photocatalysis

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2311-2313
Journal / PublicationChemical Communications
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2013


A new class of dicarbonyl dicyano rhenate(i) diimine complexes, cis,trans-[Re(CO)2(CN)2(N-N)]-, with highly environmentally sensitive MLCT absorption and emission properties was synthesised and characterised. Preliminary experiments revealed that these complexes are active photocatalysts for CO2 reduction. © The Royal Society of Chemistry.