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Synthesis, Electrochemistry, and Excited-State Properties of Three Ru(II) Quaterpyridine Complexes

Jennifer Rudd Orcid Logo, M. Kyle Brennaman, Katherine E. Michaux, Dennis L. Ashford, Royce W. Murray, Thomas. J. Meyer

The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Volume: 120, Issue: 11, Pages: 1845 - 1852

Swansea University Author: Jennifer Rudd Orcid Logo

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The complexes [Ru(qpy)LL′]2+ (qpy = 2,2′:6′,2″:6″,2‴-quaterpyridine), with 1: L = acetonitrile, L′= chloride; 2: L = L′= acetonitrile; and 3: L = L′= vinylpyridine, have been prepared from [Ru(qpy) (Cl)2]. Their absorption spectra in CH3CN exhibit broad metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) absorpt...

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Published in: The Journal of Physical Chemistry A
ISSN: 1089-5639 1520-5215
Published: 2016
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa38733
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Abstract: The complexes [Ru(qpy)LL′]2+ (qpy = 2,2′:6′,2″:6″,2‴-quaterpyridine), with 1: L = acetonitrile, L′= chloride; 2: L = L′= acetonitrile; and 3: L = L′= vinylpyridine, have been prepared from [Ru(qpy) (Cl)2]. Their absorption spectra in CH3CN exhibit broad metal-to-ligand charge transfer (MLCT) absorptions arising from overlapping 1A1 → 1MLCT transitions. Photoluminescence is not observed at room temperature, but all three are weakly emissive in 4:1 ethanol/methanol glasses at 77 K with broad, featureless emissions observed between 600 and 1000 nm consistent with MLCT phosphorescence. Cyclic voltammograms in CH3CN reveal the expected RuIII/II redox couples. In 0.1 M trifluoroacetic acid (TFA), 1 and 2 undergo aquation to give [RuII(qpy)(OH2)2]2+, as evidenced by the appearance of waves for the couples [RuIII(qpy)(OH2)2]3+/[RuII(qpy)(OH2)2]2+, [RuIV(qpy)(O)(OH2)]2+/[RuIII(qpy)(OH2)2]3+, and [RuVI(qpy)(O)2]2+/[RuIV(qpy)(O)(OH2)]2+ in cyclic voltammograms.
College: College of Engineering
Issue: 11
Start Page: 1845
End Page: 1852