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Contributor Information

  • Name Michael Coogan
  • Institute Lancaster University

Tool Details

  • Tool name: Mitochondrial Luminophore Small Molecule (Tool Compound)
  • Molecular formula: Re(CO)3(bpy)(Py-3-CH2Cl)] PF6
  • Tool type: Small molecules
  • Tool sub-type: Luminophore
  • Molecular weight of the target: 554
  • Description: 3-Chloromethylpyridyl bipyridine fac-tricarbonyl rhenium is a mitochondrion-selective metal-to-ligand charge transfer rhenium dye, that has been designed for a specific biological target. It has the advantage of a long lifetime and a large Stokes shift, which makes it an attractive candidates for biological imaging.
  • Research area: Drug Discovery & Development
  • IUPAC: 3-Chloromethylpyridyl bipyridine fac-tricarbonyl rhenium
  • Additional notes: 3-Chloromethylpyridyl bipyridine fac-tricarbonyl rhenium showed the typical photophysical properties of a cationic rhenium tricarbonyl bisimine; excitation at Îťmax 364 nm, emission at Îťmax 551 nm and a fluorescence lifetime of t = 131 ns.

  • For Research Use Only

Target Details

  • Target molecular weight: 554

Application Details


  • Purity: 554 g/mol
  • Storage conditions: Hydrolytically stable under mild conditions for many hours
  • Shipping conditions: Dry Ice



  •   New J. Chem., 2008,32, 1097-1102 DOI: 10.1039/B802215A