Luminescent and Photofunctional Transition Metal Complexes : From Molecular Design to Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14420-14440
Journal / PublicationJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number32
Online published4 Aug 2022
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2022


There has been emerging interest in the exploitation of the photophysical and photochemical properties of transition metal complexes for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. In this Perspective, we highlight the major recent advances in the development of luminescent and photofunctional transition metal complexes, in particular, those of rhenium(I), ruthenium(II), osmium(II), iridium(III), and platinum(II), as bioimaging reagents and phototherapeutic agents, with a focus on the molecular design strategies that harness and modulate the interesting photophysical and photochemical behavior of the complexes. We also discuss the current challenges and future outlook of transition metal complexes for both fundamental research and clinical applications.

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