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Photoredox Properties of Homoleptic d6 Metal Complexes with the Electron-Rich 4,4',5,5'-Tetramethoxy-2,2'-bipyridine Ligand

Büldt, Laura A. and Prescimone, Alessandro and Neuburger, Markus and Wenger, Oliver S.. (2015) Photoredox Properties of Homoleptic d6 Metal Complexes with the Electron-Rich 4,4',5,5'-Tetramethoxy-2,2'-bipyridine Ligand. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2015 (28). pp. 4666-4677.

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Abstract

A synthetic procedure leading to 4,4′,5,5′-tetramethoxy-2,2′-bipyridine [(MeO)4bpy] was developed, and the first three metal complexes with this ligand were synthesized. A few ligand precursor compounds, the final ligand, and its homoleptic iron(II) complex were characterized structurally by X-ray diffraction. The combination of cyclic voltammetry, optical absorption, luminescence, and transient absorption spectroscopy provided detailed insight into the electronic structure of the entire series of homoleptic FeII, RuII, and OsII complexes. The ruthenium(II) complex is a more potent photoreductant than the [Ru(bpy)3]2+ parent compound by approximately 0.4 V as confirmed by 3MLCT excited-state quenching experiments with a relatively mild oxidant, 1-chloro-4-nitrobenzene. In the presence of methanesulfonic acid in CH3CN, the photoexcited [Ru{(MeO)4bpy}3]2+ complex is able to undergo proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) with acetophenone to yield a ketyl radical. Chemically robust and potent photoreductants are of interest for the phototriggering of electron-transfer reactions, for example, in photoredox catalysis, in dye-sensitized solar cells, in fundamental studies of (proton-coupled) electron transfer, or for the generation of solvated electrons.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Anorganische Chemie (Wenger)
UniBasel Contributors:Wenger, Oliver and Büldt, Laura Allegra and Prescimone, Alessandro and Neuburger, Markus
Item Type:Article, refereed
Publisher:Wiley-VCH
ISSN:1099-0682
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:30 Jun 2016 11:04
Deposited On:23 May 2016 09:27

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