Host-guest chemistry and light driven molecular lock of Ru(bpy)(3)-viologen with cucurbit 7-8 urils
2007 (English)In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, ISSN 1520-6106, E-ISSN 1520-5207, Vol. 111, no 47, 13357-13363 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Host-guest chemistry and photoinduced electron-transfer processes have been studied in the systems containing Ru(bPy)(3) complex covalently linked to viologen as a guest molecule and cucurbit[n]urils (n = 7, 8) as host molecules in aqueous solution. The Ru(bpy)(3)-viologen complex,[Ru(2,2 '-bipyridine)(2)(4-(4-(1 '-methyl-4,4 '-bipyridinediium-1-yl)butyl)-4 '-methyl-2,2 '-bipyridine)]Cl-4(denoted as RU2+-MV2+, 1) was shown to form stable 1:1 inclusion complexes with cucurbituril (CB) and cucurbit uril (CB). The binding modes are slightly different with CB and CB. CB preferentially binds to part of the viologen residue in 1 together with the butyl chain, whereas CB preferentially encloses the whole viologen residue. Photoinduced intramolecular electron transfer from the excited-state of the Ru moiety to MV2+ which is inserted into the cavity of the CBs occurred. Long-lived charge-separated states RU3+-MV+center dot, were generated with the lifetimes of 280 ns with CB and 2060 ns with CB. This shows that CBs can slow down the charge recombination within supramolecular systems, and the difference in lifetimes seems to be due to the difference in binding modes. In the presence of a sacrificial electron donor triethanolarnine, light-driven formation of a dimer of MV+center dot inside the CB cavity was observed. This locked molecular dimer can be unlocked by molecular oxygen to give back the original form of the molecular dyad 1 with the MV2+ moiety inserted in the cavity of CB. The processes could be repeated several times and showed nice reversibility.
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2007. Vol. 111, no 47, 13357-13363 p.
photoinduced electron-transfer, charge-transfer interactions, cation radicals, supramolecular assemblies, artificial photosynthesis, methyl viologen, tris-bipyridine, donor-acceptor, photosystem-ii, methylviologen
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-17125DOI: 10.1021/jp074582jISI: 000251140900002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-36949006481OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-17125DiVA: diva2:335168
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