Aggregation and DNA intercalation properties of Di(isocyano) rhodium(I) Diimine complexes
A series of di(isocyano) rhodium(I) diimine complexes has been synthesized and characterized. Owing to the aggregation affinity of these complexes, they were found to exhibit thermochromism. To provide further insights into the aggregation affinity of these complexes, the enthalpy (δH) and entropy (δS) changes of dimerizations of some of the complexes have been determined. In addition, the DNA intercalation properties of these complexes have also been investigated by the DNA unwinding assay.
Lo, L.,Chu, W.,Tam, C.,Yiu, S.,Ko, C.,& Chiu, S. (2011). Aggregation and DNA intercalation properties of Di(isocyano) rhodium(I) Diimine complexes. Organometallics, 30 (21), 5873-5881. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/om200723j