A New Strategy for Improvement of Photophysical Properties in Ruthenium(II) Polypyridyl Complexes. Synthesis, Photophysical and Electrochemical characterisation of Six Mononuclear Ruthenium(II) Bisterpyridine Type Complexes
2005 (English)In: Inorganic Chemistry, ISSN 0020-1669, E-ISSN 1520-510X, Vol. 44, no 9, 3215-3225 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The synthesis and characterization of six ruthenium(II) bistridentate polypyridyl complexes is described. These were designed on the basis of a new approach to increase the excited-state lifetime of ruthenium(II) bisterpyridine-type complexes. By the use of a bipyridylpyridyl methane ligand in place of terpyridine, the coordination environment of the metal ion becomes nearly octahedral and the rate of deactivation via ligand-field (i.e., metal-centered) states was reduced as shown by temperature-dependent emission lifetime studies. Still, the possibility to make quasi-linear donor−ruthenium−acceptor triads is maintained in the complexes. The most promising complex shows an excited-state lifetime of τ = 15 ns in alcohol solutions at room temperature, which should be compared to a lifetime of τ = 0.25 ns for [Ru(tpy)2]2+. The X-ray structure of the new complex indeed shows a more octahedral geometry than that of [Ru(tpy)2]2+. Most importantly, the high excited-state energy was retained, and thus, so was the potential high reactivity of the excited complex, which has not been the case with previously published strategies based on bistridentate complexes.
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2005. Vol. 44, no 9, 3215-3225 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-23637DOI: 10.1021/ic048247aISI: 000228813400036OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-23637DiVA: diva2:193620