European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Cover image for Vol. 2016 Issue 26

Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi

Impact Factor: 2.686

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 12/46 (Chemistry Inorganic & Nuclear)

Online ISSN: 1099-0682

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemCatChem, Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie

2011_24/2011Recent Exploitation of Luminescent Rhenium(I) Tricarbonyl Polypyridine Complexes as Biomolecular and Cellular Probes (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 24/2011)

The cover picture shows the numerous opportunities luminescent rhenium(I) tricarbonyl polypyridine complexes offer regarding the development of probes for biological applications. Since the spectroscopic and luminescence properties of rhenium(I) tricarbonyl polypyridine complexes were reported in the 1970s, a number of sensors and probes have been derived from these complexes. K. K.-W. Lo et al. describe in their Microreview on p. 3551 ff the fundamental emission characteristics of these complexes and explain why they hold promise for use as luminescent sensors. Additionally, the recent design of rhenium(I) tricarbonyl polypyridine complexes as biomolecular and cellular probes is summarized. Emphasis is placed on the structure–property relationships, bioconjugation, biomolecular binding, cellular uptake, cytotoxicity, and bioimaging studies of these complexes. Mr. Michael Wai-Lun Chiang is acknowledged for the cover picture design.

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