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

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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