Iron shows a high potential to substitute noble metals not only in catalysis, but also for photochemical applications. Our acitivites cover a large range of ligand design strategies in order to influence different excited state energies and their order. With this, we aim at the practical applicability of iron complexes in photochemistry. The realization of iron-based luminescent materials is intimately connected to this aim and presents a second synthetic challenge.
Part of this research is carried out in frame of the priority program SPP 2102 (Light-controlled reactivity of transition metal complexes).