Recent advances in chromium coordination chemistry: Luminescent materials and photocatalysis

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With the design and development of sustainable photofunctional materials based upon Earth-abundant elements being of growing interest, coordination complexes of Cr(iii), with their fascinating and long appreciated photophysical and photochemical properties, have returned to prominence. This review charts the most recent developments towards new photoluminescent complexes of Cr(iii), discussing not only the synthetic strategies giving access to increasingly more complicated molecular architectures but also highlighting how an improved photophysical understanding of the electronic excited state underpins the design of impressively efficient Cr(iii)-based phosphors. This article concludes with a survey of the first applications of Cr(iii) complexes within visible light-driven catalysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganometallic Chemistry
Subtitle of host publicationSpecialist Periodical Reports
EditorsNathan J. Patmore, Paul Elliott
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9781788017084, 9781788017077
ISBN (Print)9781788016919
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2020

Publication series

NameOrganometallic Chemistry
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
ISSN (Print)0301-0074
ISSN (Electronic)1465-1890


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