An η1,η5-rhenium complex has been prepared, starting from a CpRe(CO)3 complex substituted with a pendant aromatic amine. This unique complex has potential application as a surrogate for a technetium-99m complex, a common radioisotope for biomedical imaging applications. Chelation occurred via photochemical decarbonylation of the rhenium, which opened a binding site for the aromatic amine.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry