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The fruit fly of photophysics

The tris(2,2′-bipyridine)ruthenium(II) cation, or ‘rubipy’ to its friends, has had a significant influence on our understanding of the photophysics of transition metal complexes, and has also helped revolutionize organic photochemistry, explains Daniela M. Arias-Rotondo.

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Arias-Rotondo, D.M. The fruit fly of photophysics. Nat. Chem. 14, 716 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-022-00955-8

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