Luminescent rhenium fac-tricarbonyl-containing complexes of androgenic oxo-steroids

Sam Bullock, Andrew J. Hallett, Lindsay P. Harding, Joshua J. Higginson, Sean A. F. Piela, Simon J. A. Pope, Craig R. Rice
2012 Dalton Transactions  
A new route to luminescent derivatives of androgenic steroids containing a ketone group in the 3or 17-position has been developed. Reaction with the fac-Re(CO) 3 Cl complex of 3,3'-diamino-2,2'bipyridine (complex 1) afforded a cyclic aminal product with different steroids. The rate of reaction and yield varies according to the conjugation or steric hindrance around the ketone group.
doi:10.1039/c2dt31476b pmid:23059830 fatcat:5rtqfr75cjf4xixbvvh3rt2jbm