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Title: Photoinduced processes in dyads and triads containing a ruthenium(II)-bis(terpyridine) photosensitizer covalently linked to electron donor and acceptor groups. [Ru(ttp) sub 2 sup 2+ where ttp=4 prime -p-tolyl-2,2 prime :6 prime ,2 double prime -terpyridine]

Photoinduced processes in dyads and triads containing a ruthenium(II)-bis(terpyridine) photosensitizer covalently linked to electron donor and acceptor groups. [Ru(ttp) sub 2 sup 2+ where ttp=4 prime -p-tolyl-2,2 prime :6 prime ,2 double prime -terpyridine] Five supramolecular systems containing the Ru(ttp){sub 2}{sup 2+} photosensitizer (P) covalently linked to an electron acceptor (A), MV{sup 2+}, and/or an electron donor (D), PTZ or DPAA, have been synthesized; ttp is 4{prime}-p-tolyl-2,2{prime}:6{prime},2{double prime}-terpyridine, MV{sup 2+} is methyl viologen, PTZ is phenotiazine, and DPAA is di-p-anisylamine. In the D-P-A triads the electron donor and acceptor groups are linked in opposite positions with respect to the photosensitizer. The spectroscopic properties (room-temperature absorption spectra, emission spectra and lifetimes in the 90-200 K temperature range, and transient absorption spectra and lifetimes at 150 K) and the (room-temperature) electrochemical behavior of the supramolecular systems and of their components have been investigated. At 90 K, where the solvent is frozen, no quenching of the photosensitizer luminescence is observed for all the supramolecular systems. At 150 K, where the solvent is fluid, the results obtained were as follows. In the PTZ-Ru(ttp){sub 2}{sup 2+} dyad, neither quenching of the photosensitizer luminescence nor formation of oxidized donor are observed. In the DPAA-Ru(ttp){sub 2}{sup 2+} dyad, luminescence quenching and transient formation of the oxidized donor take place. For the Ru(ttp){sub 2}{sup 2+}-MV{sup 2+} dyad, transient formation of the reduced acceptor is observed, but the lifetime of the photosensitizer luminescence more » increases, indicating that charge recombination leads back to the excited photosensitizer. The PTZ-Ru(ttp){sub 2}{sup 2+}-MV{sup 2+} triad behaves as the Ru(ttp){sub 2}{sup 2+}-MV{sup 2+} dyad. For the DPAA-Ru(ttp){sub 2}{sup 2+}-MV{sup 2+} triad, strong luminescence quenching is observed, and transient absorption spectroscopy shows that charge separation is followed by a very fast charge recombination reaction ({tau}<100 ns). Thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of the photoinduced electron-transfer processes are discussed. « less
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OSTI Identifier:7163206
Resource Type:Journal Article
Resource Relation:Journal Name: Inorganic Chemistry; (United States); Journal Volume: 30:22
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; RUTHENIUM COMPLEXES; CHEMICAL PREPARATION; ELECTROCHEMISTRY; PHOTOCHEMISTRY; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; AMBIENT TEMPERATURE; AMINES; BINDING ENERGY; BIPYRIDINES; ELECTRONS; EMISSION SPECTRA; LASER RADIATION; LIGANDS; LUMINESCENCE; NMR SPECTRA; PHENOTHIAZINES; PHOTOLYSIS; PHOTOSENSITIVITY; PYRIDINES; VALENCE; AZINES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CHEMISTRY; COMPLEXES; DECOMPOSITION; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; ENERGY; FERMIONS; HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS; LEPTONS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC SULFUR COMPOUNDS; PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS; RADIATIONS; SENSITIVITY; SPECTRA; SPECTROSCOPY; SYNTHESIS; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPLEXES 400500* -- Photochemistry; 400400 -- Electrochemistry; 400201 -- Chemical & Physicochemical Properties