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Oligo thiophene-2-yl-vinyl bridged mono- and binuclear ruthenium(II) tris-bipyridine complexes: Synthesis, photophysics, electrochemistry and electrogenerated chemiluminescence
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4521-2870
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2008 (English)In: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, ISSN 0022-328X, E-ISSN 1872-8561, Vol. 693, no 1, 46-56 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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A series of mono- and binuclear ruthenium(II) tris-bipyridine complexes tethered to oligothienylenevinyleries have been synthesized and characterized by H-1 NMR, C-13 NMR and TOF-MS spectrometry. Photophysics, electrochemistry and electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL) properties of these complexes are investigated. The electronic absorption spectra of the mononuclear ruthenium complexes show a significant red shift both at MLCT (metal-to-ligand charge transfer) and pi-pi* transitions of oligothienylenevinylenes with increase in the number of thiophenyl-2-yl-vinyl unit. For the binuclear complexes these two absorption bands are overlapped.) All the metal complexes have very weak emission compared to that of the reference complex Ru(bpy)(3)(2+). The first reduction potentials of all mononuclear ruthenium complexes are less negative than that of Ru(bpy)(3)(2+), due to the moderate electron-withdrawing effect of oligothienylenevinylenes. For binuclear ruthenium complexes, only one Ru(II/III) oxidation peak (E-1/2=0.96V vs. Ag/Ag+) was observed, suggesting a weak interaction between two metal centers. Three successive reduction processes of bipyridine ligands are similar among all ruthenium complexes except for RuTRu, which has a very sharp peak owing to the accumulation of neutral product oil the electrode surface. All these ruthenium complexes exhibited different ECL property in CH3CN solution without any additional reductant or oxidant. For three mononuclear ruthenium complexes, the ECL intensity strengthens with increase in the number of thiophene-2-yl-vinyl unit. However, the ECL efficiency dramatically decreased in the binuclear ruthenium complexes. The ECL efficiencies of all the)2+, reported complexes do not exceed that of Ru(bpy 3 where the ECL efficiency decreases in the order of RuTRu > Ru3T > Ru2T > RuT > Ru2TRu (RuT, bis-2,2'-bipyridyl-(4-metliyl-4'-(2-thienylethenyl)-2,2'-bipyridine) ruthenium dihexafluorophosphate; Ru2T, bis-2,2'-bipyridyl-(4-methyl-4'-{(E) -2-[5-((E) -2-thienylethenyl)-thienylethenyl])-2,2'-bipyridine)ruthenium dihexafluorophosphate; Ru3T, bis-2,2'-bipyridyl-(4-methyl-4'-[(E)-2-{(E)-2-[5-((E)-2-thienylethenyl)- thienylethenyl])}-2,2'-bipyridine) ruthenium dihexafluorophosphate; RuTRu, bis-2,2'-bipyridyl-ruthenium-bis-[2-((E)-4'-methyl-2,2'-bipyridinyl-4)-e thenyl]-thienyl-bis-2,2'-bipyridyl-ruthenium tetrahexafluorophosphate; Ru2TRu, bis-2,2'-bipyridyl-ruthenium-(E)-1,2-bis-{2-[2-((E)-4'-methyl-2,2'-bipyr idinyl-4)-ethenyl]-thienyl}ethenyl-bis-2,2'-bipyridyl-ruthenium tetrahexafluorophosphate).

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2008. Vol. 693, no 1, 46-56 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-17280DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2007.10.017ISI: 000252600600007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-37049037251OAI: diva2:335323
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