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Synthesis and Photophysical Application of Functionalised 2,2':6',2"-Terpyridine Metal Complexes. A review

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, Gandhi Institute For Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Chemistry, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 4, Issue (10), Pages 85-89, October,18 (2014)


This report outlines the progress to date in preparing derivatives of 2,2':6',2"-Terpyridine and its metal complexes that shows spectroscopic and luminescence properties. Derivatives investigated are of the type 4’-Functionalized- 2,2’:6’,2’’-Terpyridines, 4-(4-bromomethyl phenyl)-2,2:6,2-terpyridine, 4’-aryl-2,2’:6’,2’’-terpyridines,1,3-bis(2,2’:6’,2’’-terpyridin-4’-yl)benzene dichloromethane solvate. and 5,5’’-bis (hydroxytetramethylenoxy methyl)-2,2’:6’,2’’-terpyridine.The reported papers having complexes of these ligands with different metal ions like Co(II),Co(III),Cr(III),Ni(II),Cu(II), Pt(II),Ru(II),Ir(II),Pd(II),Fe(II),Zn(II) have been reviewed. The photophysical applications of these ligands and their metal complexes are of the type construction of photochemical molecular devices, photosensitized component, Colorimetric and Luminescence pH Sensors, supramolecular recognition centers, biosensor etc. which has been reported by different authors are also reviewed.


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